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The Shell Team
Shell works closely with Ducati all year round, to provide race winning fuels and lubricants. Meet the experts who support this technical partnership.
Shell Technology Leader for Ducati Partnership
Guy Lovett is responsible for leading the development programme for Shell’s Technical Partnership with Ducati. This opportunity to work in world-class motorsport is the realisation of his life-long ambition.
Both before and during his Master’s degree in automotive engineering at Loughborough University, UK, Lovett was awarded a number of work placements with Shell in the UK and abroad. These placements confirmed his desire for a career at the forefront of automotive technology and, ultimately, motorsport.
After completing his degree in 2004, Lovett joined Shell’s Engine and Vehicle Technology Group in the UK and since then has undertaken assignments in Germany and, more recently, the USA. During this time Lovett has accumulated extensive experience in fuel and lubricant development and performance evaluation across a variety of automotive applications.
Guy is now an integral part of Shell’s Passenger Car and Motorcycle Oil Technology Team. This highly specialised group draws on a wealth of global experience and expertise and applies it to the optimisation of Shell Advance lubricants for the Ducati MotoGP™ Team.
Fuel Development Expert, Shell Global Solutions
Jörg Landschof has an extensive background in global motorsport fuel development, including trackside analysis for the all-conquering Audi team at the famous 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans. With over 23 years experience in racing fuel design and development, Jörg has been working on the Ducati Corse motorcycle racing fuels since the very beginning of the technical partnership in 1999.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jörg works alongside the Shell Advance lubricants team to design and produce Shell V-Power race fuels to help power the Ducati MotoGP Desmosedici to victory. Jörg is responsible for new fuel development, production of required quantities of racing fuel and its quality control. He also ensures that Shell V-Power racing fuels maximise their contribution to the performance of the Ducati MotoGP racing bikes throughout the year in both testing and racing.
Jörg, along with the other Shell technicians and engineers, is in constant day-to-day contact with the engineers at Ducati. The friendly and open nature of the technical partnership has benefitted the Shell team in developing road fuels such as Shell V-Power, transferring considerable knowledge of optimising a fuel’s contribution to a bike’s power and efficiency from the track to the road. Jörg’s strategic support and contribution facilitate improvements in road fuel formulation to maximise the responsiveness of road bikes as well as the Ducati Corse race contenders.