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Our technical partnership with Ducati

Our technical partnership with Ducati Corse dates back over 20 years, to the World Superbike Championship in 1999 and then expanded into Moto GP, the pinnacle of two wheel racing, in 2003, when Ducati first joined the series. Since 1999, the Ducatisti have been able to celebrate over 150 race wins across Moto GP and World Superbike, all powered by Shell’s race fuel Shell V-Power and motorcycle lubricants Shell Advance.

In delivering seven Riders’ World Titles in MotoGP and the World Superbike Championship, we have become a formidable part of one of the strongest and most successful partnerships in the history of premier motorcycle racing.

What we have learnt on the track, we have brought to the road, with every Ducati road bike that leaves the factory in Bologna using Shell Advance oil and Shell V-Power fuel formulations that have been rigorously tested throughout the racing season.

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Setting the pace in MotoGP

Discover more about Shell’s participation in MotoGP and the riders taking to the grid on the team’s iconic Ducati Desmosedici GP19 bikes.

Established in 1949, MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship. This season, 19 high stakes races are taking place across 16 countries. Cheered on by legions of fans, an elite line-up of the most skilled riders in the world take to the grid, armed with cutting-edge motorcycle technology and prototype machinery.

In Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Corse have one of the most skilled and competitive bike riders in the field and 2019 marks an exciting stage of his career as he looks to convert his run of three second place overall finishes into a first.

Our partnership extends to the Ducati supported team Alma-Pramac Racing, which sees us power riders Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller with the same elite level V-Power race fuels and Advance engine oils used by the Ducati Corse team.

Our commitment to quality on the track means that, on the road, four-wheelers and two-wheelers worldwide can benefit from the rigorous testing process our products undergo to deliver the performance benefits that have helped create so much history.

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Revving up the Superbike World Championship

Since 1999, Shell’s philosophy of continually pushing the technical boundaries of race fuel and lubricants has helped deliver constant success for Ducati in the Superbike World Championship. This includes fuelling great champions like Carl Fogarty and Troy Baylis. 

Today, we continue to work with Aruba.it racing, Ducati’s factory supported team, supplying special race formulations of Shell Advance motorcycle oils and Shell V-Power fuel. With the 2019 season underway, powering another champion to victory remains firmly within our sights.

Meet the team

Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso

Job Title: Rider, Ducati Team factory rider in MotoGP

Born on: March 23, 1986 in Forlimpopoli, Italy

Racing debut: Began on minibikes whilst only young, racing on both asphalt and dirt – winning mini road racing titles in 1997 and 1998 by the time he was 12. Andrea moved up to 125cc machines in 2000, taking the Aprilia Challenge crown in his debut season.

MotoGP debut: Andrea moved up to MotoGP in 2008, finishing fifth overall and achieving his first podium at Sepang in his debut season.

Move to Ducati: Moved from Tech3 Yamaha to Ducati in 2013, replacing Valentino Rossi in the factory team. 2017 will be his 5th consecutive season as a rider in the Ducati Team.

Other Titles: Won the European 125cc title in 2001 and the 125cc World Championship in 2004.

Danilo Petrucci

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Danilo Petrucci

Job Title: Rider, Ducati Team factory rider in MotoGP

Born on: October 24, 1990 in Terni, Italy

Racing debut: Petrucci enjoyed a different path to the world of MotoGP by developing his skills in off-road settings only later switching to circuit racing. At the age of 8 he started practising minitrial and in 1999 he was already the Italian Champion in that class.

MotoGP debut: Danilo made his MotoGP debut in 2012 when he joined the Ioda Team. He finished 19th overall in the championship and 7th in the CRT class with 27 points. 

Move to Ducati: In 2015, Petrucci became part of the Ducati family joining the Pramac Racing Team. After 4 years competing for the Pramac Racing Team he eventually joined the Ducati Team in 2019 securing his first Moto GP victory at the Italian Grand Prix.

Other Titles: In 2009 Danilo won the European Junior Stock 1000 title.

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies

Job Title: Rider, Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike team

Born on: 10 February, 1987, Knighton, Wales

Race debut: Chaz began racing in the British Mini Moto championship in 1995, before moving up to Junior Road Racing in 1999

MotoGP debut: Chaz made his MotoGP debut in 2007, when he rode for Pramac d’Antin Ducati in 3 races.

Move to Aruba.it Racing: Chaz switched to World Supersport in 2009 before moving to the World Superbike Championship in 2012. He then joined the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike team in 2015, finishing runner up in 2015 and 2017.

Other achievements: Became the World Supersport champion in 2011, which resulted in him being voted 2011 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year

Alvaro Bautista

Alvaro Bautista

Alvaro Bautista

Job Title: Rider, Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike team

Born on: 21 November, 1984, Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Race debut: in 1997, Alvaro began racing in the Madrid Minimoto Championship and simultaneously raced in the 50cc Aprilia Cup.

MotoGP debut: Alvaro made his MotoGP debut in 2010 when he raced for Suzuki

Move to Aruba.it Racing: Alvaro made over 150 starts in MotoGP before joining Aruba.it Racing in 2019. He won his Superbike World Championship debut race in Australia.

Other achievements: 125cc GP World Champion 2006

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