One racing team has secured three of top five placements with cloud-driven DX. Will carbon-free racing be their next goal?

The Ducati Corse motorcycle racing team has announced at the completion of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship race in Valencia, Spain that it will continue its digitalization program to maximize the use of data to improve racing performance.

The program, which began in 2018, was used to optimize 3D product design in complex development projects by implementing a new virtual desktop environment, allowing engineers to collaborate efficiently all over the world.

As part of this improvement, engineers and developers securely leveraged and archived any project data.

By automating the racing team’s data workflow before, during and after the race, the team’s engineers have been able to maximize the power of information both remotely and on-site, to support high race performance.

Said Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager, Ducati Corse: “We are delighted to build on the collaboration with NetApp, which has developed well over the past four years… to continue to optimize our performance with the limitless possibilities that the power of data can bring to the motorbike racing world.”

For the next two years, NetApp will continue to help advance Ducati’s performance in the MotoGP World Championship. The firm’s president, Cesar Cernuda, said: “Leading a winning team requires exploring new ways to succeed and finding any edge to beat the competition. Our partnership and momentum with Ducati Corse are thriving and the team secured three of the top five placements in world standings this year. We are proud to support the ongoing digital transformation of Ducati into a winning, data-driven company.”

Editor’s note: Perhaps with the global urgency to reduce carbon emissions and educate consumers on eco sustainability, as well as the strong movement toward electric vehicles, motorcycle racing competitions will can be overhauled to revolve around environmentally-friendly bikes and race amenities, as with MotoE.