Ducati to celebrate 50 years of TT
Ducati UK and the organisers of TT2008 have joined forces to bring a taste of Italy to this year’s event. A host of famous Ducati names and historic bikes are expected on the island as Ducati bring both modern day and historical machines for visitors to enjoy as Ducati celebrate 50 years of TT involvement.
For the first time the world famous Ducati Museum will be visiting the Isle of Man with some of its most famous race bikes that have helped shape TT history. Visitors will have the chance to get up close to some of the most iconic machines ever to take part in the TT during the weeklong exhibition at the TT Grandstand.
Included in the exhibition will be the first Ducati TT entry, the 125cc Desmo Ducati and appropriately on the 30th anniversary of his incredible comeback, Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Ducati will be returning to the Island.
Fans will be able to see Carl Fogarty’s 1994 World Superbike Championship winning 916 Ducati, Neil Hodgson’s 2003 World Superbike Championship winning 999 Ducati and Casey Stoner’s 2007 all conquering Moto GP World Championship winning Ducati Desmosedici.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ducati’s involvement with the TT and 30 years since Hailwood’s comeback, Ducati will also be holding a special Parade Lap prior to the Senior Race on Friday 6th June. This will give spectators the chance to see some of the most historic and exotic Ducati machines in existence, ridden by some of the Ducati greats.
Ducati will also be offering guided demonstration rides using bikes from their 2008 range. These rides will start from the TT Grandstand throughout race week. The bikes available to ride will be announced nearer the time.