Date – September 29, 2019: As our editor Saad Khan was riding the brand new Gixxer SF250 race bike at Kari (Coimbatore), Road Test Editor Shiraz enjoying the Apaches at MMRT (Chennai), Ducati India occupied the third race track in India – Buddh International Circuit (Noida) where it organised Shell Ducati Riders Day, in partnership with Shell Lubricants. Ducati Moto GP rider Andrea Dovizioso also attended the event.
The partnership between Shell and Ducati is one of the most successful technical auto collaborations since 1999. It was the first time after 20 years when Shell Lubricants and Ducati came up with a collaborative event in India.
The event included Ducati Road Academy in which Ducati DRE-Certified trainers provided exclusive training to participants, which was followed by the Ducati Open Track Day which provided all Ducati superbike owners an opportunity to ride on the track. It excluded the Scrambler owners. Ducati informs that over 500 people attended the event which also included 25 lucky Shell Advance consumers. More than 100 Ducati motorcycles participated in the event.
MotoGP rider, Andrea Dovizioso, made his first ever appearance and was facilitated by Shell Lubricants. Ducati India also revealed its official riding team for 2019 which includes- Rajini Krishnan, Dilip Lalwani and Neharika Yadav. Aakash Rajshakha and Bhumik Lalwani were also named as the official pilots for the North Star Automotive Ducati’s dealer partner team.
Couple of months back Ducati launched its flagship Adventure Tourer Multistrada 1260 Enduro in India which was preceded by Hypermotard 950.