Shell and Ducati announced the three-year renewal of their engine oil first fill agreement for all Ducati motorcycles produced at its factories in Rayong (Thailand) as well as in Bologna (Italy).
All Ducati owners benefit from innovations developed through Shell and Ducati’s technical partnership in the MotoGP and World Superbike Championships, where Shell’s products have been tested in the most challenging and competitive environments for the last 21 years. All Ducati motorcycles use Shell Advance oil as part of the first fill process, as this oil provides the following benefits to the customers:
- Keeps the pistons and engine clean so the engine is more responsive which means more power
- Superior wear protection so that there is longer life of all critical parts running the engine
- High temperature protection so the oil does not degrade at high temperature and continues to work like new
Claudio Domenicali, Ducati Motor Holding CEO: “The transfer of knowledge from racing to product is a natural process for Ducati. We have also adopted this approach in the development of our partnership with Shell, which has been successfully working alongside us at every circuit for over 20 years. Shell Advance Ducati 15W-50 has been created for this, with the aim of providing our passionate Ducatisti with a product as high-performance and effective as the engine oil used by our teams on the track”.
“Shell Advance is central to powering Ducati on the track in extremely testing environments and this itself is a testament to its superior on-road performance. Through this long-standing and successful technical partnership with Ducati, we have continued to develop products that deliver performance for bikers around the world. Everyone who purchases a high-performance Ducati bike manufactured here in Thailand, can also benefit from the Shell first fill oil. We are proud that our two global brands can bring the best learnings and innovations from the hotbed of the Moto GP track to Ducati buyers in Thailand”, said Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman of The Shell Company of Thailand.
Shell and Ducati began their journey together in 1999, with Shell supporting Ducati Corse in the World Superbike Championship, before the two later joined forces to contest the MotoGP World Championship. The technical partnership – which was renewed for a further three years (2020-2022) in October 2019 – is one of the most successful in premier motorcycle racing, with over 150 race wins in total, and seven Riders’ World Titles in MotoGP (2007) and the World Superbike Championship (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008). All race bikes used by the Ducati Team in MotoGP and by Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team in WSBK, run on bespoke race formulations of Shell Advance motorcycle oil