1199 Panigale and Troy Bayliss in Ducati Riding Experience 2012

Ducati now opens subscription for the 2012 Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) events, the excellent riding courses suitable for all levels, from absolute beginner to race track specialist

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.2011 saw the introduction of the Troy Bayliss Academy and, by overwhelming demand, the 3-times World Champion and global racing icon returns for 2012 for his advanced track courses aboard the brand new 1199 Panigale S. Ducati’s incredible new 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 organisation. DRE’s close collaboration with Federazione Motociclistica Italiana will also continue in 2012, ensuring constant upgrading and improvement of instruction protocols and maintaining Ducati’s high event standards.

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. More information at dre.ducati.com and contact at dre2012@ducati.com

Subscription opens on 15 December 2011.

Ducati Riding Experience calendar (*)

■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(*)  dates and venues subject to alteration.

Visit ducatiuk.com/ducati rider experience for further information

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