The Ducati University comes back at WDW 2018

Ducati is synonymous with technological innovation, high engineering and Italian design: a wealth of valuable knowledge in continuous evolution, accumulated by generations of experts.

At World Ducati Week, you can immerse yourself in all of this thanks to Ducati University, which offers free seminars during which professionals and experts of Ducati and Ducati Corse will analyse fundamental themes for Ducati and the community of passionate riders.

These include:

  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Ducati Corse
  • Safety
  • Riding
  • Service

For more curious and demanding enthusiasts, there will also be specific meetings for reflecting on the themes and technologies of some of our noble partners, such as:

  • Pirelli
  • Bosch
  • Termignoni

The Ducati University is free and open to all, as space allows. Download the WDW app from the Apple Store and Play Store to stay up to date with all the news in real time.   

Following, you can find a detailed programme of the meetings:

Friday 20th July

TIMETABLE
SUBJECT
SEMINAR
SPEAKER
10.00-
11.00
Ducati Corse Engineering
Cable, Data & Computer: inside Ducati Corse IT Dept
Ducati Corse: testing the Desmosedici GP engine
Stefano Rendina, Ducati Corse IT Manager
Andrea Bellini, Engine Experimentation Engineer
11.00-
12.00
Safety & Performance
Heads Up: Eye performance and visual training
Prof. Giorgio Guidetti, President of Vestibology Italian Society
12.00-
13.00
Riding
DRE Racetrack Academy
Alessandro Valia, Official Test Rider
Dario Marchetti, DRE Instructors' Manager
14.00-
15.00
Safety
Pirelli: Ducati range equipment
Valeria Omodeo, Marketing Italia Product Specialist
15.00-
16.00
Engineering
Panigale V4: Vehicle design development
Simone Di Piazza, Vehicle Design and R&D Service Manager
16.30-
18.00
First Aid
Emergency first aid for riders
Giuseppe Siniscalchi, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Saturday 21st July

TIMETABLE
SUBJECT
SEMINAR
SPEAKER
09.30-
10.30
Engineering
Termignoni - The birth of a new exaust system
Ernesto Marinelli, Termignoni Technical and Product Director
10.30-
11.30
Safety & Performance
Heads Up: Eye performance and visual training
Prof. Giorgio Guidetti, President of Vestibology Italian Society
11.30-
12.30
Design
The Design of Scrambler Ducati 1100
Jeremy Faraud, Motorcycle Designer
14.30-
16.00
First Aid
Emergency First Aid for riders - for D.O.C. Presidents only
Giuseppe Siniscalchi, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
16.00-
17.00
Ducati Corse
Ducati Corse: the management in action in MotoGP
Davide Barana, Ducati Corse Technical Director
Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Corse Sporting Director
Davide Tardozzi, Team Manager
17.00-
18.00
Safety
Two addictional eyes in your next Ducati: Radar based motorcycle applications
Pierluigi Zampieri, Vehicle Innovation Manager
Marco Ciabini, Vehicle Control Units Engineer

Sunday 22nd July

TIMETABLE
SUBJECT
SEMINAR
SPEAKER
10.00-
11.00
Ducati Corse
Aruba.it Racing - Ducati: Superbike key people
Stefano Cecconi, Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Team Principal
Serafino Foti, Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Team Manager
11.00-
12.00
Design
Monster 1200 S: Design Story
Giovanni Antonacci, Motorcycle Designer
12.00-
13.00
Engineering
Desmosedici stradale Engine
Vincenzo De Silvio, Engine Director
14.00-
15.00
Ducati Corse
Ducati Corse: behind the scene, testing the racing bikes
Marco Palmerini, Test Team Manager
Michele Pirro, MotoGP Test Rider
Lorenzo Zanetti, Superbike Test Rider
15.00-
16.00
Safety
Two addictional eyes in your next Ducati: Radar based motorcycle applications
Marco Ciabini, Vehicle Control Units Engineer
16.00-
17.00
Heritage
The Ducati Museum welcomes the first temporay display
Livio Lodi, Ducati Museum Curator