MotoGP: Ducati Extends Contract with Shell for Sustainable Gas Deadline

Regardless of Ducati’s magnificent successes in MotoE because the occasion’s electrical bike provider, the Bologna-based bike model remains to be placing a great quantity of effort towards artificial and sustainable fuels – and honest, contemplating Group Pink’s gigantic presence on MotoGP’s circuits (and MotoGP’s subsequent demand for gas with 40% non-fossil origin by subsequent 12 months). 

The Grand Prix’s additional deadline is even scarier: All bikes should use gas boasting 100% non-fossil components by 2027 – which might be why Ducati’s contract with Shell has been prolonged to that very same 12 months. 

“The extension of our Technical Partnership with Ducati till 2027 indicators our dedication to the Ducati Corse crew to offer them with technical help as MotoGP strikes in the direction of a extra sustainable future,” feedback Sabrina Qu, the Vice President of World Lubricants Advertising and marketing at Shell (through Whole Motorbike). 

“Motorsport is the final word testbed for our expertise, offering Shell with precious insights into the efficiency of our merchandise, while permitting them to check formulations to match the longer term sustainability ambitions of each Shell and Ducati.” 

Ducati's continued collaboration with Shell. Media sourced from Total Motorcycle.
Ducati’s continued collaboration with Shell. Media sourced from Whole Motorbike.

“It offers us nice satisfaction to announce the extension of Ducati’s multi-year settlement with Shell till 2027…  final 12 months was essentially the most profitable season ever for Ducati Corse for the reason that begin of our fuels and lubricants Technical Partnership with Shell in 1999, and we’re delighted to have the ability to enter a 3rd decade of collaboration with them,” provides Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director).

Whereas present-day Ducati racebikes use a Shell V-Energy mix, each manufacturers anticipate discovering methods wherein “the collaboration can additional the event of electrical drivetrains in electrical bikes for future use, each on and off the racetrack.”

Hybrids, anyone? 

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Ducati's V21L, poised to represent the Bologna-based brand at this year's Motor efforts. Media sourced from Ducati's recent press release.

Undoubtedly hybrids. 

KTM’s Steve Pierer can be proud.

Keep tuned, as Ducati’s directive past MotoE is taking a brand new course, even for us. 

*Media sourced from Ducati and Whole Motorbike*