Altair has announced a multi-year technical partnership agreement with Ducati Corse, the racing division of the legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer.
Ducati will expand its use of Altair’s CAE software for product development, assisting Ducati Corse engineers find the vital competitive edge in their 200mph-plus pursuit of racetrack success in the MotoGP World Championship.
Ducati Corse has spoken about how it is a long-standing user of Altair design and simulation tools, and the new agreement will expand this relationship in critical areas including aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, weight optimisation, structural optimisation, vehicle dynamics, and advanced powertrain technology.
“We are delighted to welcome Altair as a Ducati Corse technical partner for the start of the 2020 MotoGP season,” said Ducati Corse GM Luigi Dall’Igna.
“Strengthening the team’s partnership with an industry leader in advanced CAE and simulation will help extend our technology leadership in the fastest, most demanding motorcycle racing environment on the planet.”
Established in 1999, Ducati Corse is regarded as a pioneer in motorcycle racing design and development.
With its factory located in Bologna’s Borgo Panigale district, Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships.
Over the years, many of Ducati Corse’s race-bred innovations fuelled by advanced technology have been incorporated into Ducati’s range of road bikes.
“Altair is all about empowering talented and visionary engineers to deliver innovation and excellence. In this respect, the synergy with Ducati Corse is perfect,” said Altair CEO James Scapa.
“This new agreement means we can forge an even closer relationship through our software and consultancy to support the Ducati Corse engineering team as it transforms bold concepts into race-winning performances.”