Ducati is opening subscription for the 2012 Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) events, the riding courses suitable for all levels, from absolute beginner to race track specialist. 2011 saw the introduction of the Troy Bayliss Academy and, by overwhelming demand, the 3-times World Superbike Champion and global racing icon returns for 2012 for his advanced track courses aboard the brand new Ducati 1199 Panigale S.
Held at some of Italy’s most famous circuits and offering the expertise of highly qualified professional instructors, the courses provide a complete fleet of Ducatis on which to perfect riding skills or simply take the very first steps into motorcycling in complete safety.
Ducati’s incredible new 1199 Panigale Superbike, which scooped the “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” award when it was unveiled at the Milan show in November, is now awaited around the world and its use in both the DRE Master Racing course and the Troy Bayliss Academy means that DRE is sure to be sold out fast. The DRE “Basic” course, held in the wide-open space of the circuit paddocks, uses the rider-friendly Monster 796 and is intended for those new to motorcycling, while DRE “Intermediate” courses are designed to improve existing road riding skills and enhance rider safety aboard the Hypermotard 796, Monster 1100 ABS and the Multistrada 1200.
Courses intended for more expert riders and designed to enhance track riding skills are offered in “Racing 1″ and “Racing 2″ aboard the Superbike 848EVO, while the “Troy Bayliss Academy” and “Master Racing” course, instructed by riders such as 500cc World Champion, Marco Lucchinelli, use the new 1199 Panigale Superbike. Marco Lucchinelli and Troy Bayliss are supported by an incredibly experienced team of instructors working with technical supervisor, Dario Marchetti, while a full support staff ensure seamless and efficient organization.
Ducati Riding Experience courses Basic course (Monster 796) Intermediate course (Hypermotard 796, Monster1100 ABS, Multistrada 1200) Racing 1 track course Level 1 (848EVO) Racing 2 track riding course Level 2 (848EVO) Master Racing course (1199 Panigale S) Troy Bayliss Academy (1199 Panigale S) Participants are provided with motorcycle, fuel, tyre change when required, instructor, lunch and a welcome kit.
Ducati Riding Experience calendar (*)
April 18-20th – Adria Circuit
May 29-30th – Mugello International Circuit
July 18-19th – Imola Circuit
September 4-5th – Misano World Circuit
September 18-19th – Monza Circuit
(*) dates and venues subject to alteration.