Excitement is growing for the creation of the Ducati 'Red Planet' as the world championship circuit of Misano in Italy prepares for World Ducati Week 2007. Ducati factory MotoGP and Superbike riders are scheduled to make appearances throughout the event and the packed program also includes the fourth round of Ducati's one-make race series, the Ducati Desmo Challenge.
The Borgo Panigale factory is gearing up for the fifth edition of WDW, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer's international festival, which will be held from June 28th to July 1st at the world championship circuit of Misano. Despite enrolment not yet being opened (it will start from February 19th), the factory has already received thousands of requests for details on the latest edition of the now famous Ducati event.
The 2004 WDW attracted more than 45,000 people and this year's event is expected to grow even bigger as thousands of motorcyclists from all over the world prepare to travel to Misano for the 'Red Planet' edition.
Ducati enthusiasts will also have the fantastic opportunity of experiencing the WDW alongside the official Ducati Corse riders. Ducati Xerox Team Superbike riders, Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi, will be at the circuit from Friday onwards while the Ducati MotoGP Team of Loris Capirossi and Casey Stoner will fly into Misano immediately after Saturday's Dutch GP race in order to spend Sunday with their fans at WDW.
Helping the Misano circuit to pulsate with Ducati's unmistakable twin-cylinder sound, this year's event will also host the fourth round of the Ducati Desmo Challenge. The one-make race series will run from Thursday through Saturday.
Many on and off-track activities are organised to run throughout the weekend, including track sessions, riding courses with professional instructors, the opportunity to test ride new Ducatis and Ducati University seminars held by Ducati top managers and engineers.
Additionally, a series of shows and exhibitions including stuntmen, mini-motard bikes, the 'Best Custom Ducati' award ceremony, fashion shows and many other surprises and innovative events will make WDW 2007 three days full of two-wheeled passion and enjoyment!
WDW is not only for Ducati owners. Everyone is invited to join the thousands of fans from all over the world in this unique three-day motorcycle celebration.
Further information regarding the event and programme is available on the dedicated WDW area of ducati.com.
Source: Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A