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Ducati Riding Experience 2006

2006 Ducati Riding Experience

Photos and text courtesy of Ducati Motor S.p.A.

Ducati has announced the details of the Ducati Riding Experience for 2006.  For the first time, this year two sessions will take place on the famous Mugello Racetrack in Italy.

The Ducati riding courses are aimed at those who would like to learn how to ride a motorcycle or improve their street or track skills.  The courses consist of a full day of riding sessions combined with classroom time.

There will be 11 sessions in 2006; nine of them will take place on Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola, while the other two will be hosted at the International Mugello circuit, famous worldwide because of the yearly MotoGP Championship race held at this famous venue.

The 2005 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male and female.  It is interesting to note that there were 5% more women participants in 2005 vs. 2004, which made up for the 5% decrease in participation by men.

Another interesting figure is that 15% of the participants in 2005 were from outside of Italy.  The availability of rental gear was also successful, with 1,100 items rented.

The Ducati Riding Experience 2006 school presents an impressive line-up of instructors including World, European and National champions and features five different classes for all skill levels.

The following courses are available:

Women’s Basic Riding Course
Aimed at women without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world.  The course will take place in the paddock using reduced power Monster 620 i.e. motorcycles.
Price: 225 Euro, taxes included.

Men’s Basic Riding Course
Aimed at men without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world.  The course will take place in the paddock using Multistrada 620 motorcycles.
Price: 225 Euro, taxes included.

Intermediate Riding Course
This course is aimed at men and women who already have some riding experience but want to improve their skills.  The course covers common road situations and tips on how to tackle them using specific riding techniques.  After a practice phase in the paddock, students will be able to try out their new skills on the track.  Monster S2R and Multistrada 1000 motorcycles will be used for this course.
Price: 294 Euro taxes included.

Racing Course
Aimed at expert motorcyclists (men and women) who have the desire to increase their knowledge of riding technique on the track.  999 Superbikes will be used for this course and students will be divided into groups based on experience (declared by rider).
Price: 750 Euro, taxes included.

March 23 Imola
April 4 Imola
April 12 Mugello
Aprile 13 Mugello
Aprile 27 Imola
May 15 Imola
May 23 Imola
June 26 Imola
July 3 Imola
September 1 Imola
October 10 Imola

Master Racing Course
This master course is aimed at riders who have already participate a racing course.  999 Superbikes will be used and, in order to ensure the best possible learning environment, student groups will not exceed three per instructor.  Lessons will focus on improving circuit riding techniques and maximizing each rider's overall performance riding a motorcycle with a 2D acquisition data system, as well as on one equipped with an on board camera.  At the end of the course they will receive a graphic reporting their performance, and a DVD with their track riding recorded.
Price: 999 Euro, taxes included.

The cost of the course includes: the use of motorcycle, lunch and the open cafè area, welcome kit, the presence of a photographer and special rates at nearby hotels.  It does not includes any type of insurance.
The 2006 edition of the Ducati Riding Experience also introduces an opportunity to rent riding gear (leathers, helmets, gloves, boots) at the time of registration.  Sign up now!

Registration and information
The registration will be done exclusively through the Ducati website, starting on February 15, 2006.  Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer.

Those who participated in the last Ducati Riding Experience, participants who attend more than one course at the Ducati Riding Experience 2006 and Official Ducati Club Members will be offered a special price on the purchase of the 2006 Ducati Riding Experience courses. The reduced price will be calculated upon registration.



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