Ducati Corse, the racing division of the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has announced a multi-year technical partnership agreement with Altair, a technology company specialising in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics.
Under the terms of the deal, Ducati Corse will expand its use of Altair’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) software for product development. Altair is also sponsoring the team in the MotoGP World Championship, which began in Spain on 17 July, 2020.
Ducati Corse is a long-standing user of Altair design and simulation tools, and the new agreement will expand this relationship in critical areas including vehicle dynamics, fluid dynamics, weight optimisation, structural optimisation, aerodynamics and advanced powertrain technology.
“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,” said Luigi Dall’Igna, Ducati Corse’s general manager.