After the trip to Silverstone, the next stop on the calendar is Misano, the home circuit of Ducati riders. Dovizioso, Petrucci and Pirro have recently had a day of testing here to better prepare for this important event where they will battle it out in front of all their Italian fans.
Andrea Dovizioso arrives in Misano after the unlucky race at Silverstone, where an accident at the first corner took him out of the event. Fortunately Andrea did not suffer any injury in the accident even though it looked pretty ugly. Which means that he'll be back on the track and even more motivated to repeat the success he achieved 12 months ago precisely at the Misano World Circuit.
Danilo Petrucci, on the other hand, is looking for a more convincing result after the rider from Terni was unable to get in sync with his Desmosedici GP both in Austria and in Great Britain. Misano is a track that Danilo knows well and where he has already reached the podium (2017), so all the elements for a good race are all there.
Misano will also see the return of the official test rider Michele Pirro, who two years ago was able to pull off a remarkable performance, placing fifth. So keep an eye out for Michele as well, because he is a very fast rider and Ducati's competitiveness in MotoGP is largely the result of his work and skill.
At Misano all Ducati riders will be able to enjoy the support of the Ducati Grandstand, and thanks to the string of victories tickets are becoming scarce which means that the stands will be packed with fans wearing Ducati red. At the Ducati Grandstand will be shown the new Monster 1200 s livery Black on Black, a world "premier"! Moreover anyone who bought a Ducati Grandstand ticket for the MotoGP race at the Misano World Circuit will have a special discount for a truly Ducatista weekend.
From Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th September our headquarter will be open to our supporters non-stop. The Museum visiting hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. also at weekend and the guided tours of the factory are planned to loop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weekdays.
So everyone get ready this weekend to shout #forzaducati!