The riders participating at WDW 2018

A multitude of riders from the past and the present are ready to meet fans at WDW2018

Preparations for this exciting and unique event are in full swing, and Ducati riders have already confirmed their presence, ready meet their fans in person and share with them their passion. 

Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo were among the first to confirm their attendance. The two Ducati MotoGP Team official riders are only two of a rich list of champions that makes the WDW2018 even more exciting. There will be a lot of motorcycling celebrities from the past, including names such as Casey Stoner, Troy Bayliss and Carlos Checa, who have won important championship titles in MotoGP and SBK with Ducati. Michele Pirro is also attending, who is the official Ducati test rider and now also undisputed leader of the CIV (Italian Speed Championship).  

A fundamental role will also be played by the riders of the SBK, including the pilots of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team, with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri, who are currently competing in the SuperBike championship. Together with them is Michael Ruben Rinaldi, the new entry of the team, and former SuperStock 1000 champion with Ducati in 2017.

The Alma Pramac Racing Team will be at WDW with Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller, as well as other satellite teams and private riders, such as Xavier Simeon, Tito Rabat, Alvaro Bautista and Karel Abraham for MotoGP, Xavi Fores and Lorenzo Zanetti for SBK.

To enrich the list of personalities related to the world of Ducati competitions, will be present also Paul Smart, the legendary rider who, together with Bruno Spaggiari, was the extraordinary protagonist of the success achieved in the first edition of Imola "200 Miglia" in 1972, riding the Ducati 750 Desmo.

Riders will be involved in many on track activities like races, interviews, special initiatives, interacting with fans, giving autographs and taking selfies with as many as possible of the thousands of participants who will crowd the Misano World Circuit during the three days of WDW2018.

Stay up to date with all the news in real time thanks to the official app of World Ducati Week 2018. Available for iOS and Android devices, you can download the WDW app from the Apple Store and Play Store.  

The Ducati Riders are waiting for you at WDW2018!