Immersed in history, the International Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome of Imola is ready to host the fifth round of the Superbike World Championship. For Ducati fans and enthusiasts, 22 riders will fight to bring home the victory on one of the most popular circuits. On the calendar: difficult, tortuous and technical, the Imola track has always offered epic challenges among the drivers and that ignites an incomparable passion for the fans.
For the occasion, one of the great protagonists of the Motor Valley, the Aruba.it Racing team - Ducati is ready to get back on the "home" track, given the proximity to Borgo Panigale and the usual presence of numerous Ducati fans . The British driver Chaz Davies, second in the championship with 129 points, boasts six podiums on the track in Imola and is very determined to confirm its competitiveness and approach the podium, with only 30 points missing. Marco Melandri, who last year hit the first podium at Imola in SBK, wants to further enhance his personal statistics in light of the progress made in the tests at Brno two weeks ago, to closen the gap - he is currently in third place with 115 points.
The first Italian test of the SBK 2018 (at the beginning of July will also be held at Misano) will also be the scene of the photo exhibition entitled "A Million Dollar Smile" in memory of Nicky Hayden. The exhibition will show the career of the American # 69 through the shots of Mirco Lazzari, Italian photographer of the world championship. The exhibition, inside the circuit, will be open from 9am to 7pm in Piazza Ayrton Senna.