Andrea Dovizioso took first place in the Shell Malaysia MotoGP after a thrilling win that saw Ducati and Shell add to the success they have achieved together in partnership in the premier category of the sport since 2003. This was the second time this year Shell and Ducati achieved victory at the World Championship.
A close collaboration with Shell across the season, which contributed to the Bologna-based manufacturer having already picked up its first win for six years at the Austrian Grand Prix in August.
Ducati Corse and its Technical Partner, Shell, undertake extensive and rigorous testing of the bespoke Shell Advance formulations to gain a detailed understanding of the Desmosedici GP engine’s frictional characteristics and lubrication requirements. This enables the companies to develop the hardware and oil in order to achieve maximum benefit – unlocking valuable performance while maintaining durability.
Alongside the continued demands for greater power and performance, increased fuel economy has become a major requirement within MotoGP. Shell works with Ducati and employs a wide range of testing techniques to understand the fuelling demands and combustion characteristics of the Desmosedici engine and strives for the optimum balance between power and fuel economy.