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Ducati Globetrotter 90 comes to an end

Published: 19 December 2016

Updated: 19 December 2016

Globetrotter 90, the round the world trip celebrating Ducati's 90th anniversary has come to an end as the final rider returned to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale on Friday Decmber 16.

The 30,000km trip started on July 4 with the first of seven riders heading east on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro. German rider Timo Schafer was the final rider and the one to hand the Globetrotter torch to Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali.

Timo's journey started on the Isle of Man on December 2 and his first destination was Maidstone, Kent, to visit former racer and Ducati legend Paul Smart, winner of the 1972 Imola 200 race on a standard Ducati 750 GT. Smart then accompanied Timo to the Euro Tunnel onboard his Ducati Scrambler.

From Calais Timo visitied the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium and the Audi Museum in Ingolstadt, Germany, which is currently hosting the "More Than Red - Passione Ducati" exhibition until April 30, 2017.

Once in Italy Tmo visited the Monza circuit and Giuliano Maoggi, winner of the fourth Motogiro d'Italia in 1956 on the Gran Sport 100.

Over the course of the five months voyage the seven riders onboard the Multistrada visited Scandinavia, Russia and the legendary Trans-Siberian Highway, Japan, the USA and the Isle of Man, visiting locations with great significance to Ducati along the way.

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