Stage 1: from Borgo Panigale to Moscow
A great depart
After great departure form Borgo Panigale on Ducati’s birthday, the first stop is in Hedemora, Sweden. This is the place where Ducati gained its first victory on Ducati 125 at TT race on 1956.
On July 11-12, Swedish Ducati meet up at Mantorp, near Linköping, Sweden, and then go west, to the beginning of Transiberiana.
Stage 2: from Moscow to Vladivostok
The legendary Transiberiana
The hardest leg: 4 climate and 7 time zones, more than 9000 km for 40 days of riding and one only great adventure.
The famous route to Vladivostock, ridden by Edi Orioli in 2002 on a Ducati ST4s, and by Paolo Pirozzi in 2010 on a Multistrada 1200.
The leg ends in Fushiki, Japan.
Stage 3: from Tokyo to San Francisco
Japan: racing milestones and bikes history
The Japanese leg is focus on two racetracks: Sugo, where Carl Fogarty became SBK World Champion on 1998, and Motegi, home of the first Ducati GP World Champion victory in 2007 with Casey Stoner.
Great memories for all Ducatisti, enriched by a visit to the Hiroaki Iwashita Museum to see the only existing Ducati Apollo.
Stage 4: from San Francisco to Indianapolis
The American route – part 1
This leg start from Laguna Seca racetrack, where Marco Lucchinelli won the the Battle of the Twins in 1986. After visiting the great bike collection of Robb Talbot in Carmel, the Globetrotter will reach “the top”: Pikes Peak, its race, and the Multistrada 1200 victories in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Then down to another temple of speed: Indianapolis, where Nicky Hayden reached the first podium in 2009.
Stage 5: from Indianapolis to Summit
The American route – part 2
The second part of the American journey begins with a visit to Jerry Dean collector, his collection ranges from 50’s singles including a pair of Mariannas to mid 90’s Superbikes. Then it’s time for legendary Daytona, the place of the first Italian pilot victory on 125 Desmo (Franco Farnè on 1959).
In Fort Lauderdale the Globetrotter will meet Vicky Smith and Rich Lambrechts collectors then in Richmond with James Dillard III. His vast collection ranges from a Series II Cucciolo, parts, superbikes, D16RR’s to a couple of Scrambler’s and a SuperLeggera
The American adventure ends in Summit, where Adriano Cavalieri Ducati made his first radio communication between US and Europe on 1924
Stage 6: from Lisboa to Isle of Man
Ancient Europe and Legendary Ducati riders.
Back to Europe to reach Silverstone, where legendary champion Mike Hailwood rode Ducati motorcycles to achieve two race wins in two different classes on the same day in 1960. The next destination for the globetrotter will be the Donington Park track in the UK, where, on 3 April 1988, the very first World Superbike race took place, won by Marco Lucchinelli on the brand new 851 SBK. The Multistrada 1200 Enduro, on completing its round-the-world voyage, will be showcased at the Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham. The final destination during this sixth leg of Globetrotter 90th will be the Isle of Man, where Mike Hailwood achieved his greatest ever victory, winning the Tourist Trophy on 2 June 1978 with the Ducati 900 SS TT IOM to the joy of 300,000 spectators, a result that Ducati celebrated with the 900 Mike Hailwood Replica.
Stage 7: from Isle of Man to Bologna
Back to the roots
After a meet with Paul Smart in Canterbury the Globetrotter will head down to Spa Francorchamps (first 125 Desmo victory on 1958) and then a stop in Ingolstadt at the Audi Forum. Entering in Italy to visit Monza where the Siluro set world speed record in 1958.
The journey ends with a simbolic parade to the Ducati roots: the Futa road, from Florence back to Borgo Panigale.