The highlight of the 3-day WDW will be the “Race of Champions”. Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Petrucci, Miller, Simeon, Melandri, Rinaldi, Pirro, Abraham, Rabat and Fores - not to mention a champion who has made Ducati history, Troy Bayliss - will be the combatants in a thrilling clash on limited-edition Panigale V4 S bikes.
The riders will throw down the gauntlet at 13.00 on Saturday 21 July. The race will be live streamed on WDW Facebook page!
The competing bikes - all one-offs - can be purchased via a public auction on eBay. For the fans, that's a dream come true: the auction will open at 18.00 on Saturday 21 July and close on 18.00 on Saturday 28 July. To accompany this special sale, eBay is setting up a Ducati Store with a “Race of Champions” theme.
Each bike features livery and graphics dedicated to an individual rider, with colour schemes drawing their inspiration from the bikes used in MotoGP or SBK races. A plaque on the steering yoke will show the rider's name and race number. His autograph will be written in indelible ink on the tank before the race gets under way. A certificate of authenticity, signed directly by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, will give the purchase added value. Moreover, the bikes feature a series of special components used during the “Race of Champions” and a complete set of original parts, exhausts included, required for legal road use.