Ducati is now officially property of Audi AG, with the German automaker finalizing its acquisition of the Italian motorcycle brand. The purchase was completed through Lamborghini S.p.A., another Audi property and part of the overall Volkswagen family. Rupert Stadler, chief executive officer of Audi AG, has been named president of Ducati‘s new board of directors. […]
2012 Ducati Riding Experience Featuring 1199 Panigale S and Troy Bayliss Academy
Ducati has announced the 2012 edition of its Ducati Riding Experience riding school program, including the return of the Troy Bayliss Academy and the addition of the new 1199 Panigale S.
The five-event 2012 Ducati Riding Experience Calendar will be held at some of Italy’s top circuits including the MotoGP-hosting Mugello and Misano circuits and the Imola and Monza circuits which host World Superbike.
The Ducati Riding Experience offers six courses, covering a range of skill levels and using different Ducati motorcycles. Basic and Intermediate courses will be held at the circuits’ paddock areas while the more advanced Racing 1, Racing 2, Master Racing and Troy Bayliss Academy courses will take place on the track.
New motorcyclists can take part in the Basic course, riding the Ducati Monster 796 and hone their skills. More advanced riders can take part in the Intermediate course and improve their riding skills on the Hypermotard 796, Monster 1100 ABS and Multistrada 1200.
Racing 1 and Racing 2 students will learn track riding skills on the Ducati 848EVO while more advanced riders can ride the new 1199 Panigale S in the Master Racing course or the Troy Bayliss Academy. The three-time WSBK Champion Bayliss headlines an experienced team of 30 instructors which also includes the 1981 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Marco Luccinelli.
Enrollment is available online at http://buy.ducatiridingexperience.com/. Prices range from 350 euros to 2100 euros (US$455 to US$2733).
2012 Ducati Riding Experience dates:
- 18-19-20 April – Adria Circuit
- 29- 30 May – Mugello International Circuit
- 18-19 July – Imola Circuit
- 4-5 September – Misano World Circuit
- 18-19 September - Monza Circuit