Have you ever wondered how MotoGP bikes go so fast? Of course, they’ve got explosive power but that’s not the only thing that works continuously to make these bikes reach speeds above 350kph! Aerodynamics plays a very significant role in the designing of a MotoGP bike. It is so crucial that sometimes it could be the only factor that decides the race winner.
Ducati wants you to understand the MotoGP aerodynamics so that you can get that much closer to the sport and really appreciate the engineering that goes behind these unbelievable fast machines. For this purpose, Ducati has inaugurated the third edition of the temporary ‘Anatomy of Speed’ exhibition.
Claudio Domenicali (Ducati CEO) and Luigi Dall’Igna (General Manager of Ducati Corse) inaugurated the exhibition on the eve of the Italian GP in Mugello, together with official Mission Winnow Ducati team riders Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, and Michele Pirro. The exhibition is organised and hosted by the Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale. Ducati’s MotoGP friends and technological partners – Lenovo, NetApp, UnipolSai, Riello, Brembo, Cima, and VarGroup – provided a major contribution in organising the exhibition which starts from 20th May to 8th October, however, the general public would get to visit it starting from 30th May 2019.
Speaking about the exhibition, Claudio Domenicali, said, “I’m extremely proud to inaugurate this third temporary exhibition at the Ducati Museum: indeed, aerodynamics makes bikes magic. This exhibition also aims to involve Ducati enthusiasts in that transfer of knowledge from racing to a product that has always been a part of our DNA. Our commitment aims to ensure Ducati riders benefit from ever-better technology, performance, fun and safety; aerodynamics play an increasingly important role in this philosophy, which is exemplified by the Panigale V4 R.”
The exhibition illustrates how aerodynamics plays a key role in achieving the performance that is the hallmark of Ducati excellence. Firstly, visitors will be introduced to aerodynamics as Ducati sees it. The exhibition then examines the research programs and solutions developed over years of intense involvement in racing.
Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, commented, “Aerodynamics is undoubtedly an area in which Ducati Corse leads the way with respect to other manufacturers. It’s one of our top-priority fields of development, the goal is to achieve ever-better results in the future.”
Aerodynamic history is brought to life by photos, videos, display panels, and projections that provide the backdrop to – and interact with – an exclusive exhibition of two fairings used by Ducati in the 2016 and 2017 MotoGP championships and of the Ducati Desmosedici GP16.
We advise you to must attend this exhibition if you can. You won’t be bored, we promise!
For further information on Museum prices and opening times, visit the website.