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Dual education in Italy: successful start for social project of Audi subsidiary in Ducati and Lamborghini | 7 comment(s)

Dual education in Italy: successful start for social project of Audi subsidiary in Ducati and Lamborghini

Ducati and Lamborghini, Italian companies part of Audi AG group, have celebrated a milestone with their joint social project “Dual Education System Italy,” which has been created in cooperation with the Volkswagen Workforce Foundation, the Italian Ministry for Teaching, Universities and Research, and the Ministry of Education of the region Emilia Romagna. The two companies are enabling young Italians, largely from socially disadvantaged families, to take the next important step of their dual education and training based on the German system. Following the first component of education in a college, the young people are now starting their practical training. For this purpose, Lamborghini and Ducati have set up modern training centers in their plants.

Since September 2014, Ducati and Lamborghini have been developing a new process for education and training in Italy. In cooperation with the two colleges Fioravanti Belluzzi and Aldini Valeriani in Bologna, the companies have established a two-year-joint education and training plan for 48 young people, in order to establish a dual concept between college and company. The program is primarily aimed at socially disadvantaged young people. At the start of the first practical phase at the Ducati and Lamborghini plants, the Board of Management Member for Human Resources at AUDI AG, Thomas Sigi, and the Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG, Luca de Meo, visited the new classrooms accompanied by Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali and Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

Carlos Checa chooses the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 | 3 comment(s)

Carlos Checa chooses the new Ducati Multistrada 1200

The new Multistrada 1200, presented last November at the World Ducati Premiere 2014, has won over not only the public of EICMA in Milan, but also a celebrated Ducatista: Carlos Checa. The Spaniard, who was World Champion in 2011 among the modified production bikes, riding a Ducati, expressed the desire to ride the new Italian multibike. The opportunity arose when production of the bike began, and Carlos took possession of the first model to come off the production line at the Borgo Panigale factory.

“I already had the first version of the Multistrada 1200 and I saw right away that this was my ideal bike. When I saw the new model at EICMA I literally fell in love with it,” said Carlos Checa during his visit to Borgo Panigale. “I realised immediately that the bike had been completely changed and had taken an important step forward in terms of technology, safety and performance. I asked if I could ride it and the moment has come at last. I've already ridden a few kilometres and that's all I needed to notice that the new Testastretta DVT engine is a good step ahead in terms of functioning regularity and performance. The new electronic system, commanded by the inertial platform, has made it possible to introduce a lot of new elements such as ABS Cornering. I also really love the new instrumentation which provides multiple possibilities for connectivity, as well as the new handlebar controls which are more ergonomic and easier to use. For certain I'll be riding a long way with my new Ducati Multistrada 1200”.

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