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Ducati Riding Experience 2011 introduces exclusive Troy Bayliss Academy

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Ducati’s innovative riding school, the Ducati Riding Experience, opens its garage doors on the 2011 season with an incredible program that includes the new Monster 796, 848EVO and 1198 SP as well as the exciting new Troy Bayliss Academy course, which delivers the dream opportunity of tuition from superstar Troy Bayliss himself.

Catering for every level of riding experience, from absolute beginner to race-track specialist, the DRE 2011 courses start a packed calendar of events from April at major circuits across Italy such as Adria, Imola, Monza and Mugello. The safety-driven, but adrenaline-filled event collaborates with the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) setting a new benchmark in fully approved instruction.

For those wanting to lay their very first tyre tracks on a motorcycle, the Basic course onboard Monster 796 motorcycles provides the perfect environment to learn in complete safety under the profession tuition of highly skilled instructors. More experienced riders who want to further improve their bike control skills will benefit from the Intermediate course, which uses Monster 796, Hypermotard 796 and Hypermotard 1100EVO models in specially prepared course exercises.

On the track, the Racing 1 course uses the brand new 848EVO to teach basic track riding-skills in an environment specifically designed for those taking to the track for the first time or who have limited track experience. The course is held exclusively at the Adria Circuit, a perfect place for a track-riding debut.

The Racing 2 course is fully intended for those who already have some track-riding experience and want to improve their style, technique and speed in a fully controlled and safe environment. Also using the Ducati 848EVO, participants will be under the professional tuition of highly experienced and accomplished instructors.

For those riders who already have well developed track skills, are comfortable with being in a high-speed environment and now want to take their riding to the next level, the Master course uses the new Ducati 1198 SP model with an impressive line-up of instructors.

DRE participants will enjoy considerable track-time on some of Italy’s top race circuits and full immersion into the world of Ducati, as well as tuition from an incredible line-up of instructors and champions from National, European and World level such as Dario Marchetti, Alessandro Polita and charismatic 500cc World Champion, Marco Lucchinelli.
2011 also sees the inclusion of the Troy Bayliss Academy, an exciting new and exclusive course designed to further extend opportunities for highly competent track-day riders aboard the new Ducati 1198 SP. Groups will be restricted to just four lucky riders per day, each riding with, and receiving direct tuition, from the legendary triple World Superbike Champion himself.
DRE course fees range from €350 for the Basic course to €2000 for the Troy Bayliss Academy and include use of motorcycle, tyres, instructor, fuel, lunch and welcome kit. Course registration, which opens on 20 January 2011, is available exclusively on
Ducati Riding Experience courses

•    Basic             (Monster 796)
•    Intermediate         (Monster 796, Hypermotard 796, Hypermotard 1100EVO)
•    Racing 1         (Superbike 848EVO)
•    Racing 2         (Superbike 848EVO)
•    Master             (Superbike 1198 SP)
•    Troy Bayliss Academy     (Superbike 1198 SP)

Ducati Riding Experience calendar

•    April 27-28    Adria        Basic*,Intermediate**, Racing I
•    May 10-11-12    Imola    Basic*, Intermediate**, Racing 2, Master, Troy Bayliss Academy
•    June 17        Mugello      Basic, Intermediate, Racing 2, Master, Troy Bayliss Academy
•    July 7-8    Monza        Basic*, Intermediate**, Racing 2, Master, Troy Bayliss Academy
•    September 14-15    Mugello        Basic*, Intermediate**, Racing 2, Master, Troy Bayliss Academy

* Second day only    ** First day only

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