A Troy-based company has partnered with Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati and will sponsor its motorcycle racing team.
Altair, a global technology company that provides solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, has been named technical partner for Ducati Corse, Ducati’s racing division. The agreement will last multiple years, but its exact length was not disclosed.
Altair will provide Ducati Corse engineers with computer-aided engineering (CAE) software for product development. The software will help them explore, optimize, and implement ideas more quickly and efficiently, the companies state.
As part of the deal, Altair will sponsor Ducati Corse in the MotoGP World Championship, a motorcycle road racing event that began on July 17 in Spain.
Ducati Corse is a long-standing user of Altair design and simulation tools. The new agreement will expand this relationship in areas including aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, weight optimization, structural optimization, vehicle dynamics, 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,” says Luigi Dall’Igna, general manager of Ducati Corse.
Established in 1999, Ducati Corse has been competing in the MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ World Championship and Riders’ World Championship titles in 2007. Many of its race-bred innovations have been incorporated in Ducati’s products.
Altair works to provide software and cloud solutions that help businesses compete in an increasingly connected world while promoting a more sustainable future.
Ducati was founded in 1926 and has been manufacturing sport-inspired motorcycles since 1946.
Written by Zachary Marano for dBusiness magazine.