Changes and development
In 1983, Ducati was purchased by Claudio and Gianfranco Castiglioni and became part of the Cagiva Group. With this change of management the group was in the hands of two great bike and racing fans, who together brought Ducati to the triumphs of the Superbike era.
The adventure began in 1988 with Marco Lucchinelli on his superb 851, constructed by engineer Massimo Bordi.

Under the management of the Castiglioni brothers, Ducati expanded its share of the motorcycle market, introducing new models, increasing the supply of large displacement motorcycles, and intensifying the company's commitment to racing.