North America Debut of 1299 Panigale S Anniversario at Ducati Island to Highlight World Superbike Championship Races

Monterey Audiences To Experience Ducati’s Newest Motorcycle
At Laguna Seca Event

CUPERTINO, CA – July 8, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  From July 8–10, Northern California motorcycle enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience Ducati’s past, present and future during the World Superbike Championship races at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. The Italian brand will be setting up a Ducati Island at the Monterey, California racetrack that will include a Consorso display, rider experiences and a retail store.

Dates and Times:




Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.





Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway

1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy

Salinas, CA 93908

In addition to a Superbike Concorso displaying the history of the Ducati Superbike, attendees will be able to witness the North American debut of the Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario planned for Saturday afternoon July 9th after the 1st World Superbike race.

Limited to 500 units, the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario is an homage to Ducati’s history, fitted with a 205 hp Superquadro twin-cylinder engine. This was created to celebrate Ducati’s 90th anniversary, and features a distinctive special graphics with gold-colored wheels along with weight-saving enhancements like a lithium-ion battery and various pieces in carbon. Addressing performance, it also includes a gold-colored titanium Akrapovic exhaust and also incorporates the updated electronics of an evolved wheelie control and evolved traction control that now ultizes the motorycle’s lean angle.


The Ducati Island at Laguna Seca event is open to all attendees of the World Superbike Championships. Other exciting activities include World Superbike rider appearances, a custom Scrambler display, a track walk with riders and various owners’ benefits at the exclusive Owners’ Lounge.

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. – A Sole Shareholder Company – A Company subject to the Management and Coordination activities of AUDI AG

Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterised by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.