Lorenzo and Dovizioso to race at World Ducati Week

Published: 17 July 2018

Ducati have announced the full grid for their Race of Champions event which will be a highlight of World Ducati Week 2018.

Current Ducati factory MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso will line up next to Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller, Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri, Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Michele Pirro, Karel Abraham, Tito Rabat, Xavi Fores and Troy Bayliss.

Each racer will ride a Ducati Panigale V4 S painted in their own racing colours which will be auctioned after the event on eBay.

This is the tenth year of the event which will be held at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy between July 20 - 22.

There will be two races taking place during the event, with a variety of Ducati riders past and present taking to the dirt on the Friday and then the track on the Saturday.

Competition will likely be fierce in the Ducati Scrambler Flat Track race as 2016 event winner, Andrea Dovizioso, takes on challengers including Troy Bayliss, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller and Michele Pirro.

There’s no shortage of other great riders at the event; Casey Stoner, Carlos Checa, Xavier Simeon, Alvaro Bautista and Lorenzo Zanetti are all in attendance.

The Ducati Scrambler Village will also offer visitors the chance to learn how to get sideways on the dirt themselves at the Flat Track School. If that’s not your style, Ducati Enduro Academy and Safety Academy will also be in attendance offering tuition sessions.

Along with all this, there will be areas dedicated to specific Ducati models with technicians in attendance to answer any questions you might have plus a ‘closed room’ offering a look at the 2019 models to be officially unveiled later in the year.

Tickets are available from the Ducati official website, or your local Ducati dealer.

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