New Delhi: Ducati India Sunday unveil its official riding team for the 2019 competitive season with Rajini Krishnan, the renowned multiple national and international championship winner,Dilip Lalwani, one of the brightest and youngest talent, and India’s only liter-class female rider Neharika Yadav. Additionally, Aakash Rajshakha and Bhumik Lalwani were also named as the official pilots for the North Star Automotive Ducati’s dealer partner team.

The team was announced on the occasion of first edition of Shell-Ducati Riders’ Day, organised to celebrate their long-standing technical partnership of Shell Lubricants and Ducati , here on Sunday.

Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles. Ducati has been competing in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.

The Riders’ Day event on Sunday saw Ducati create unmatched riding experiences with over 100 Ducati riders. Ducati DRE-Certified trainers provided exclusive training to participants for the Ducati Road Academy to improve riders’ skills, thereby ensuring safe riding. This was followed by the Ducati Open Track Day which provided all Ducati super bike owners, excluding the Scrambler range, an opportunity to ride on the track.

Andrea Dovizioso

With over 500 attendees, the event came as the final leg of Shell Lubricants India’s flagship ‘MotoSport Promo Campaign’. It also saw the company celebrate the culmination of its unique limited-edition Advance promo pack series with attractive packaging and unlimited surprise prizes. Over 25 lucky Shell Advance consumers got a chance to attend the event.

Facilitated by Shell Lubricants, top-class MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso also made his first ever appearance in India at the event. Dovizioso spoke about his experiences with Ducati on intensely competitive tracks and the crucial role played by engine oils in maintaining a bike’s health. He further highlighted how Shell Advance Oils provide protection even in the most adverse conditions, thus providing riders the courage to ‘Outride Anything’.