Published on 25 May 2012 by Toni M.
One of the highlight events in the WDW (World Ducati Week) at the Misano Adriatico circuit is the drag race between MotoGP riders against World Superbike riders, that will take place on Saturday June 23rd at 18:20 pm.
Two years ago, Noriyuki Haga won the ‘drag race’ by pipping Nicky Hayden and Troy Bayliss with everyone on Streetfighters, this time eight riders will face off on Ducati Diavel Carbon versions of the machines.
The eight riders will be MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi (who will in all likelihood be booed by hard core Ducati racing fans according to the rumors we’ve already been hearing) and Nicky Hayden,World Superbike riders Carlos Checa (Althea Ducati) Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert Liberty Racing), Niccolò Canepa (Red Devils Roma) and Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) and Ducati’s former World Superbike champion and image man/test rider Troy Bayliss.
For information just click on the Ducati.com website here and if you live outside Europe and will be around Misano in that period, the entire four day event is free.