World Ducati Week blew through town this past week on Italy's Adriatic coast at the legendary Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event that occurs every other summer. More than 90,000 enthusiasts from all over the world made it out for some gasoline-fueled fun in the sun.

The seaside racing circuit plays host to the event and is the base of operations for the three-day-long event which kicked off Friday. In between the nonstop partying and fun times and the camaraderie that's at the heart of being a Ducati rider, highlights included a Race of Champions which saw racing celebrities from the past and present duke it out against one another in a "just for fun" six-lap race.

The 12-rider field included factory MotoGP racers Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. Multi-time Superbike champ Troy Bayliss also got in on the fun, even posting competitive lap times, despite being out of serious world-level competition for nearly 10 years. Longtime test rider Michele Pirro took the win. In typical WDW form, a post-race stunt show ensued. Here are a couple of our favorite photos from the event.

Want in on the action? You’ll have to wait until the summer after next for the 11th WDW celebration.

Ducati Scramblers flat-track racing
Ducati Scramblers go flat-track racing at this year’s World Ducati Week celebration in eastern Italy.Milagro
Marco Simoncelli World Circuit
Ducati riders from around the world met for the 10th time at the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in Rimini, Italy, for World Ducati Week.Milagro
World Ducati Week party
The partying at World Ducati Week goes into the wee hours of the night.Milagro
Riccione Italy
The seaside town of Riccione, Italy, is taken over every other year during the month of July for the World Ducati Week celebration.Milagro
Wall of Death
Ducati Scramblers get ridden inside the Wall of Death.Milagro
Andrea Dovizioso
Factory Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso signs autographs for fans at the World Ducati Week this summer.Milagro
kid on small Ducati
Young and old alike are welcome at World Ducati Week—it’s a celebration of all things Ducati and motorcycling and is unlike any other rally in the world.Milagro
Ducati Week rider in the rain
A rider ducks rain showers during this summer’s World Ducati Week on Italy’s Adriatic coast.Milagro
Marco Simoncelli World Circuit
Marco Simoncelli World Circuit is where the action goes does down. A variety of events, including track riding, are available throughout the weekend.Milagro
streets inside Riccione
Riders overflow into the streets inside Riccione during World Ducati Week this summer.Milagro
Troy Bayliss
Longtime factory Ducati Superbike racer Troy Bayliss got back in the saddle for Saturday’s Race of Champions. The three-time World Superbike champ posted competitive lap times.Milagro
six-lap Race of Champions
This year’s World Ducati Week featured a six-lap Race of Champions. All the riders raced Ducati’s new Panigale V4 S.Milagro