Record attendance at 10th edition of World Ducati Week

23 Jul 2018

The 10th edition of World Ducati Week, the international gathering that brings the Ducati community together every two years, ended with a record turnout. WDW2018 engaged and excited tens of thousands of motorcyclists coming from all over the world, meeting at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” from 20 to 22 July to celebrate and share their enthusiasm for Ducati.

An incredible number of people and lots of motorcycles made this unique celebration even greater. In three days there were 91,596 attendees at the Misano World Circuit, exceeding the previous record of 81,000 attendees set in 2016 by 13%. The participants travelled to the Adriatic Riviera from five continents, representing 73 countries. While 60% of the riders were Italian, the remaining 40% are evidence of the power and appeal of the Ducati brand around the world. Of particular note were Ken Lu and Lv Fei, the two Chinese riders who rode their Multistrada 1200 Enduro from Xinjiang (China) to Bologna in only seven days. The journey across continents was an extraordinary undertaking which saw them travel 7,575 km through 10 countries to arrive at Misano Adriatico.

  

WDW 2018 - Best of

These are the numbers of WDW2018:

  • 10,250 laps on the track completed by cars and motorcycles during WDW2018
  • 43,000 photos taken by staff photographers (900 GB of photos)
  • 72 hours of video shot by the staff during the three days of the event
  • 73 nations of origin of the 91,596 WDW2018 participants
  • 147 DOCs (Ducati Owners Clubs) present at WDW2018, from 33 countries, 5 continents
  • 249 different activities carried out during the three days
  • 30 minutes, the time it took for the parade of Ducati motorcycles to exit the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit as it departed for Rimini
  • 18 hours of DRE Safety
  • 24 hours of DRE Enduro (with Multistrada 1200 Enduro)
  • 40 bikes available for test rides, for a total of 1,200 test rides
  • 500 tests using the Air Force flight simulator in the paddock
  • 6,000 photo portraits taken of the Monsteristi
  • 15 special Monster bikes selected for the "Garage Contest"
  • 10 motorcycle finalists at the Heritage Contest
  • 8 Audi R8, 3 Seat Cupra TCR and 4 Lamborghini Huracán Performante vehicles available to the public for a taxi drive on the track
  • 2 Desmosedici GP "MotoX2" twin-seaters on the track with Randy Mamola and Franco Battaini for laps on the track dedicated to the WDW2018 participants
  • 1 World Ducati Wedding celebrated by Chaz Davies and 2 marriage proposals made at the WDW
  • 388 Ducati and Ducati Scrambler flags at WDW2018
  • 3 Live bands in the paddock
  • 3 hours of live music during the "Sound of Passion Night": Linus, Street Clerks, Nina Zilli, DJ Alex Farolfi  

Digital Ducati numbers:

  • WDW2018 dedicated website with 45 pages for a total of 612,000 page views since going online
  • Instagram: Impressions: 17 million, Reach: 13 million
  • During WDW2018 the official account exceeded 800,000 followers
  • Facebook: Impressions: 22,898,694, Reach: 14,949,151
  • WDW2018 App downloads: 13,105
  • Race of Champions live stream: reached 631,477 people
  • SKY live broadcast: 2 hours
  • Facebook stream: 2 h 22 m 06 s Race of Champions (+ 1 h 17 m 34 s Flat Track, for a total of 3.5 hours of live streaming)

"Race Of Champions" numbers:

  • 142 Ducatisti guests in the "Race of Champions" starting grid
  • 13 Panigale V4 S motorcycles made with unique liveries
  • 15 world titles at the WDW of which 11 in the "Race Of Champions"

Land of Joy numbers: 

  • 300 sessions of Flat Track School
  • 150 hours playing basketball
  • 240 hours of non-stop music played on the Land of Joy stage
  • Two Ducati Scrambler Sixty2s made 750 spins in the Ducati Scrambler Silodrome
  • 8 elimination challenges between the official Ducati riders at the Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Race
  • 1,124,053 people reached by the Ducati Scrambler digital channels
  • 103,450 people interacted with the Ducati Scrambler channels
  • 100 hot-air balloon rides in the WDW2018 Land of Joy