[IMG=left]http://www.amback.com/images/uploaded/banda_570x270_MOTO_ENG_homepage.jpg[/IMG]WORLD DUCATI WEEK 2004 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Saturday evening: a stunning announcement on the Misano stage!
A wide range of on-track events for Ducati's 2004 rally are ready and waiting for biking enthusiasts worldwide at Ducati's fourth edition of WDW, from May 17th to 23rd, at the Santa Monica track in Misano, Italy.
The number of participants buying passes to the event is growing frenetically and questions are being asked all over the world. Everybody wants to know, "What's Ducati got up its sleeve this time?" Well, those of you who come to WDW will be the first to hear the stunning announcement. Ducati CEO Federico Minoli will deliver the sensational and ultra-secret news about a great Ducati project that will be previewed on the stage at WDW on Saturday, May 22nd.
All motorcycle brands will be welcome. Ducati wants to give everyone a chance to join the world's greatest homage to the joy of motorcycling. Tens of thousands of motorcycling fans from around the world will be there: beginners and experts, bikers and non-bikers, Ducatisti and non-Ducati owners.
This year Ducati is preparing 7 days of amazing thrills for fans everywhere.For the first time, the track will be available to WDW pass holders: week-pass holders will be able to ride the track from Tuesday to Sunday. The track will also be open to Weekend pass holders.
An area will be provided in the paddock for engine and frame set-up, so that all participants will be able to have their motorcycles prepared for the track by experts. There will also be an 11,000 feet sales area for Ducati products, with the entire range of Ducati accessories and apparel and the new WDW2004 Line, created just for the event, on display. The WDW Line, currently available online at http://www.ducati.com, consists of: caps, T-shirts and and useful keychain and porta-pass kits.
And that's not all: for the first time, Ducati will set aside a test ride area (3.4 km in length, open Tuesday to Sunday), where everyone will be able to try out the 2004 range of motorcycles, including the incredible Multistrada and cutting-edge 999 and 749 Superbikes.
But WDW2004 is not just about riding: Ducati is also preparing a fantastic array of leisure activities and entertainment. There will be a relaxation area, where participants can enjoy relaxing professional massages while listening to music; a gym fitted out with the latest Technogym equipment, and a beach area, set up with games like beach soccer and beach volleyball.
Fans at WDW2004 will be able to choose from a dizzying array of special events on the track, from displays by our most famous official riders, to the incredible stunts of Christian Pfeiffer, from an exciting drag car race, to a demonstration flight of Italy's new Mangusta attack helicopter and amazing fireworks displays in the night sky.
And thanks to the support of our numerous sponsors, enthusiasts will have a daily opportunity to win prizes, from Alfa Romeo driving courses to dream trips offered by Ventaglio.
Also new at this year's WDW will be the Ducati Garage Challenge, our contest dedicated to Ducati Specials, held in partnership with Desmodromiclub of Rome. The contest will be divided into two main parts. The first part will be online - the ducati.com team, helped by the experts of Desmodromiclub, will select the thirty best entries. The second part will take place directly at WDW, where contestants will go head to head for the title of best mechanic and the best special will be crowned. Ducati Corse's official racers will be among those on the jury.
You also won't want to miss our WDW2004 exhibit of the amazing winners and honorable mentions of the heralded Design your Dream Ducaticontest. Come see the incredible passion, talent and imagination of your fellow enthusiasts!
Ducati has also organised a series of tours in collaboration with Curve e Tornanti, which will take riders through the most beautiful parts of Italy's historic region of Emilia Romagna.
This year at WDW2004, four laps with renowned former GP racer Randy Mamola on the blazing Ducati Desmosedici biposto will be up for grabs to the highest bidder of our Rider for Health Auction (starting at 500 Euro). All proceeds will go to Riders for Health and Clinica Mobile.
Finally, fans will be able to depart for the event on their Ducatis with hundreds of their fellow fans on Friday, May 21st, from either Rome, Piacenza, Bologna and Pescara, meeting together to create an endless "Big Red Snake" into the Misano circuit. The Big Red Snake was created in 1998 by the members of Desmodromiclub of Rome: in 2002 over 190 bikers rode together to WDW, for 2004 we anticipate more than 300!
And, of course, participants will have the incredible opportunity to chat and talk with our champion racers: the official Ducati Corse riders. There will also be many other sporting VIP present, all with a shared passion for Ducati.
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Event sponsored by Regione Emilia Romagna, Alice, AMD, Brembo, Adler, Dainese, Shell Advance, Fila, Ventaglio, Alfa Romeo, Malaguti, Michelin, Curve e Tornanti, Incorporesano.