The final touches are being made to the WDW2018 programme, which on 20-22 July will see thousands of motorcyclists arriving from all over the world at the Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit to celebrate and share their passion for Ducati.
This 10th edition of the rally will be a further opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monster, the naked sportbike par excellence. One of the initiatives that WDW2018 will dedicate to this iconic model is the “Ducati Garage Contest”, the competition that since 2002 has been rewarding the most beautiful customised Ducati motorcycles created by fans around the world, ready to be admired in the prestigious showcase that only the WDW paddock can offer. This year the “Ducati Garage Contest” is reserved exclusively for “Monsteristi”. The custom Monsters will be judged during the event by a jury consisting of technicians, riders and visitors. More information and the rules for participating in the contest are available in a dedicated section of the website.
A “Monster Village” will be staged inside the Misano Circuit, an exclusive space where it will be possible to retrace the history of Monster through the key models that have made the bike a true icon, starting from the Monster 900 in 1993, currently on display in the Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale.
In addition, a photo studio will be created for the Monsteristi, complete with an official Ducati photographer who will document the presence of the many fans of this iconic bike. The photos will then be used for the communications campaign dedicated to the celebration of this anniversary, marked by the hashtag #welovemonster and launched officially at the rally held at the end of March in Le Castellet, France.
Like every year, an international ambience and a strong sense of belonging to the community is ensured by the 266 DOCs (Desmo Owners Clubs), already busy preparing for an active participation in the event. Boasting more than 35,913 members in 59 countries around the world, the DOCs are a fundamental component of the Ducati universe, enthusiastically enlivening the bi-annual gathering. For this 10th edition, the community is ready to celebrate with all the participants in the area dedicated to the International Village, strategically located in the middle of the paddock, the true beating heart of desmodromic passion.
For more information and to stay up to date with all the news in real time, both before and during the event, the new official app of World Ducati Week 2018 is available for free download. During the event the WDW app will allow those who activate it to participate in games and access exclusive opportunities. Available for iOS and Android devices, you can download the WDW app from the Apple Store and Play Store.
To secure your spot at WDW2018 you can purchase your ticket in different ways, go to the WDW2018 website for all the details.