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SKF helps the Ducati Team gear up for MotoGP 2017

June 2017 News

SKF’s high performance parts and specialist technical knowledge are once again helping the Ducati Team prepare for success in this year’s MotoGP World Championship. SKF is supporting Ducati with the design and validation of a broad range of specialist components that boost the performance of its purpose-built racing machines. The custom engineered parts include deep groove and angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical, spherical and needle roller bearings, hub bearing units and inner rings.

All parts are developed to withstand the tough demands of motorsport and feature special materials, such as viton, and heat treatments for consistently reliable, high precision operation. SKF also analyses the parts returned from races and track tests in dedicated laboratories to ensure every component is continually being improved and optimised.

This year’s Ducati Team line-up sees five-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo from Spain join Italian Andrea Dovizioso.



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