WDW2016, a packed program!
World Ducati Week is the global Ducati get-together. It's the place to experience and share that all-encompassing passion for your Ducati and biking.
This year, the asphalt at Misano is going to heat up hotter than ever, with a packed programme of activities on the track, in the paddocks and even outside the circuit.
The definitive programme will be issued shortly: in the meantime, here's a list of the not-to-be-missed paddock events!
Find out about events on the track and outside the circuit too.
For this 9th edition of World Ducati Week, the Land of Joy is going to be more international than ever, bringing together Scrambler fans from all over the world for the very first time. At the Scrambler Village you can look forward to some awesome enjoyment: a funfair with rides, a half-pipe, darts, street food. All the models in the Ducati Scrambler family will be there, including the new Scrambler Sixty2 and Flat Track Pro, at your disposal for breathtaking test rides.
Ducati Garage Contest
The hottest Ducati specials contest in the world is back, letting you run riot with your creativity. Bring us your Ducati special! It's unique and you know it. We'll give it the prize it deserves!
Ducati Heritage Contest
You've got a vintage Ducati and you're willing to bet it's the most beautiful one in the world, right? Then bring it along to Misano and enter her into the competition! She'll get what she deserves: exclusive recognition from the champions who've made Ducati history.
Custom Rumble Contest - The Final Jab!
The Custom Rumble contest, after having seen Ducati dealers from all over the world compete for the most beautiful Special Scrambler, reaches the final face-off. The 5 Custom finalists from the 5 continents, having got through the selections on Instagram, will be on display in the Scrambler Village and a super-jury of experts will declare the winner!
Ducati University secured by G DATA
We all love getting our hands dirty and tinkering with our Ducatis! Well now, WDW participants have the opportunity to attend Ducati University classes. A unique chance to learn some great insider Desmo secrets. At WDW 2016, then, Ducati engineers, riders and experts will be on hand for some absorbing ‘private lessons'.
Like every year, Ducati mechanics will be available to provide technical assistance and carry out services on your bike. You can also get them to fit any new accessories purchased directly at Misano. Nothing less than a true Ducati workshop, then, in the heart of the paddocks at Misano. Ducati Service will also be playing a role at the Ducati University, holding bike maintenance courses and much more!
New events- International Biker Games
8 countries, 8 teams: these are the International Biker Games, a completely new event for 2016. The 8 teams, consisting of international participants, will challenge each other over the 3 days in a tournament designed to put their skills and teamwork to the test. On Sunday morning the final showdown will decide who gets to be the winning International Biker Games team!
Swimming pool and refreshment points
What better way to chill out between one event and another than to grab a bite to eat or plunge into the pool? There'll be numerous refreshment points scattered inside the paddock area and the Misano racetrack restaurant pool will be open to ensure everyone gets the chance to cool off and take it easy.
International Village - DOC
Ducati passion knows no boundaries! The International Village is the WDW place where Ducatisti from all over the world get together. Ducati branches, importers and Ducati Official Clubs will be putting on shows that reflect the country they come from. Not to mention the music, the DJ set, games, drink tasting sessions and much more besides.
Outlet & shop
Wearing Ducati means wearing your passion and revelling in Ducati style. At WDW2016 you'll have the chance to purchase Ducati brand apparel and accessories, including dedicated lines that are only available at WDW. A not-to-be-missed chance, then, to take home a genuinely cool Ducati keepsake of the event.
Art Airbrushing & Body Painting: a pro team will be on hand to personalise your leathers, helmets and other accessories. . A chance to achieve uniqueness
The Engine Challenge
Fancy putting your skills to the test? Challenge other Ducatisti to a strip/re-assemble competition and cheer on the pro teams that'll be taking part! All the info on this competition will be available soon.
Monster Red Box
Why not tell us a story: an anecdote, a curiosity about your travel experiences on your Monster? 'Talk about your Monster tale' is a special room where you can tell us your experience on camera. Your tales from the "diary room" (similar to that seen on "Big Brother") will be seen and listened to by everyone at WDW2016 on an outdoor mega-screen. And you won't be a lone raconteur: several VIPs and MotoGP / SBK riders will also be in on the game!
On its 90th anniversary, Ducati has organised a round-the-world trip by bike taking in the places of greatest interest for the firm's history and its present. There will be seven enthusiastic riders, on the brand-new Multistrada 1200 Enduro, who will bring to life this epic adventure, from Borgo Panigale along the legendary Trans-Siberian highway, on to the roads of Japan, the United States, Europe and finally back on the Futa pass towards Borgo Panigale, with news reports, interviews, videos, photos and blogs.
At WDW you will be able to admire the Multistrada 1200 Enduro which will be the star of the trip and to meet the 7 riders in the dedicated areas at Ducati 90° Globetrotter.
Exhibition with free entry
XDiavel and Scrambler test Ride
Get ready for an all-round Ducati riding experience: in addition to the Scrambler range you'll also get the chance to feel the electrifying acceleration of the new XDiavel.
Days of Joy Tasters - Scrambler
You can get to the racetrack on foot by following the signs or can use the "WDW2016 Express" shuttle service.
Course duration: 45 minutes
Sign up on the spot: at the dedicated desk at the Flat Track Racetrack. Sign up on the day for that day itself.
A taste of the Intro e Precision courses provided by DRE instructors: simulations will help teach you improved bike control under adverse conditions and how to avoid potentially dangerous everyday situations. After signing up there will be a short theoretical briefing and a practice session lasting about 45 minutes.
DRE Enduro participants will have a fantastic opportunity to test the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro off-road, with expert guidance from qualified instructors and pro riders.
You'll be able to learn the basics of off-road riding and put them into practice using carefully targeted exercises, having fun in a penned-off area as you experience the versatility of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
To take part you'll need appropriate safety clothing.