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Ducati Corse and NetApp: Innovation at 356 kmph (221 mph)

In our 4 years together, we’ve helped the Ducati Lenovo Team build a podium-climbing data fabric to think smarter, move faster, and win the MotoGP Teams' World Title, along with back-to-back Constructors' World Titles. Our innovation-fueled performance gains... fuel theirs at top speed.

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A winning NetApp global partnership turns 5

We are thrilled to announce that NetApp has extended its sponsorship of the Ducati Lenovo Team through the 2023 MotoGP World Championship season. Considering what we’ve achieved together these past 4 years, the next 2 are destined to be as data frictionless as they are points hoarding.

Facilitating marginal gains

Ducati’s on-track performance is fueled by a constant stream of data. NetApp cloud services ensure that the team can extract the maximum value from test and race weekend practice sessions. The insights gained can be the difference between pole position and the second row.

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Responding in real time

Race Day is the culmination of all the knowledge Ducati has accumulated in preparation. Through dashboard messages and pit wall signal, the riders and team can react and make changes to maintain the podium challenge.

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Data analysis never stops

It’s all about the data. Preparation for the next race is happening during the current race. For that to happen effectively, engineers and data analysts need instant access to data wherever they are in the world. And that’s where the NetApp multicloud, data fabric solution is invaluable.

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Leading the hunt for speed

Numbers. They don’t just mean a lot to Ducati Corse Electronic Systems Director Gabriele Conti—they mean everything. After all, with roughly 40 physical sensors mounted on each MotoGP race bike, there’s a lot of data to play with. Step into the pits and get schooled by a true specialist.

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We are delighted to build on the collaboration with NetApp, which has developed well over the past 4 years to exploit the limitless possibilities that the power of data can bring to the motorbike racing world.

Luigi Dall'Igna, Ducati Corse General Manager

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Accelerating innovation beyond the track

Using the same “connected bike” technology that helps improve performance on the track, the Ducati Link app collects valuable data from tens of thousands of street motorcycles around the globe. This data is used as a catalyst for innovation that helps improve rider performance and deliver new models that customers love. From edge to core to cloud, NetApp® technology plays a key role in storing and managing this data.

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By the numbers

    • 6x
    • greater storage capacity
    • 4x
    • more compute power
    • 30%
    • reduction in time to market

Ducati isn’t the only factory we call home

Vehicle manufacturers like Ducati, along with their suppliers, trust NetApp to help build a data fabric that moves their digital transformation into the fast lane. Our solutions deliver the data mobility and manufacturing agility needed to unlock the potential of vehicle AI, raise the IQ of smart factories, and make sure that data access never gets in the way of innovation.

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Welcome to the Ducati Lenovo Team

What’s red, fast, and likes climbing podiums? Ducati Lenovo Team riders, of course. Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia are back in the saddle for the 2022 season, fearlessly pushing their Desmosedici GPs to the limit as they rack up points and contend for the MotoGP World Championship. Meet them, explore their machines, and stay up to date on breaking news and results.

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