Ducati and Shell Gear Up for High-Performance Partnership


In a move that’s set to keep Ducatisti hearts racing, Ducati and Shell Lubricants have announced the renewal of their global technical partnership.

This three-year extension signals a continued commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance, with a particular focus on high-octane engine lubricants.

Since the initial collaboration over two decades ago, Ducati and Shell have been at the forefront of innovation in the motorcycle world. Now, they’re set to amplify their efforts, with Shell supplying engine oils for the first refuelling of all motorcycles produced in Ducati’s factories in Bologna, Italy, and Rayong, Thailand. Additionally, the partnership covers Ducati’s extensive dealer network across several countries, including Italy, France, Germany, and the United States.

One of the highlights of this renewed partnership is the supply of Shell Advance Ducati engine oil and the game-changing Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance. Launched in 2023, this specialized lubricant is a testament to the success of the collaboration.

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Born from the crucible of racing competition, Ducati Corse Performance Oil delivers tangible benefits, offering gains of up to 3.5 horsepower at maximum power for engines like the Desmosedici Stradale and Desmosedici Stradale R.

This partnership, which began in 1999, has evolved to become one of the most iconic and successful in motorsport. From the Superbike World Championship to the MotoGP World Championship, Shell’s formulations have powered Ducati’s success on the track and on the road.

As Ducati and Shell rev up for another thrilling chapter in their partnership, one thing is certain: the road ahead promises to be as exhilarating as ever for Ducatisti worldwide.

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Marcelo Souza

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