Final preparations are being made for the official opening of the seventh edition of World Ducati Week this Thursday, with the biggest Ducati event worldwide ready to rock-n-roll at the Misano World Circuit during the day, and on the Adriatic Riviera during the night from 21-24 June.
Expected to attract around 60,000 motorcycle fans from all over the world, WDW2012 is packed ready with entertaining and adrenalin-charged events, from on-track activities and the presence of Ducati Team in GP and World Superbike riders, to stunt shows and paddock action to create the exciting and passionate atmosphere associated with Ducati.
The Misano paddock opens for action from Thursday and continues into the night with a Beach Party during the evening in Cattolica.
Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Troy Bayliss, Carlos Checa, Davide Giugliano, Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz will be at WDW2012 to meet the fans, sign autographs, ride the track and then do battle in the Diavel Drag Race by Tudor on Saturday at 18:20 along the Misano World Circuit start/finish straight.
Immediately after, WDW2012 "by night" will move to the sea-front stage set-up in Piazzale Roma in nearby Riccione for the massive celebration night. With Ducati Factory Riders on stage to warm-up the fans, the Ducati All Stars band, featuring world-famous stars like Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) Franky Perez (Pusher Jones) Steve Stevens (Billy Idol band), Billy Morrison (The Cult) and Isaac Carpenter (Loaded) will be ready to go full-gas and deliver a magnificent performance.
From the 21-24 June, Misano's paddock will be alive with World Ducati Week 2012 activities, covering four giant areas of The Planet of the Champions.