The word "Desmodromic" derives from two Greek words: "desmos" (controlled, linked) and "dromos" (stroke, course, track).
Today, "Desmodromic" refers to the typical valve control system of Ducati motorcycles: it is currently used on all their manufactured Twin- cylinders and is an exclusive Ducati system.
Arrival in Moto GP
From 2003, Ducati competes in the MotoGP World Championship. Ducati achieved an incredible second place in the manufacturer's championship, followed by the world title in 2007 and another second place in 2017 by Andrea Dovizioso.