Ducati's motorcycle school, the Ducati Riding Experience, opens its doors to the 2011 season with an incredible program that includes the new Monster 796, 848EVO and 1198 SP as well as the new Troy Bayliss Academy course, which delivers the opportunity of tuition from world champion Troy Bayliss himself.
Catering to 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, adrenaline-filled events collaborate with the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) to set a new benchmark in approved instruction.
For those trying it for the first time, the Basic course onboard Monster 796 motorcycles provides the perfect environment to learn in complete safety under the tuition of skilled instructors.
More experienced riders who want to further improve their bike control will benefit from the Intermediate course, which uses Monster 796, Hypermotard 796 and Hypermotard 1100EVO models in specially prepared 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.
The Racing 2 course is intended for those who already have 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 tuition of experienced and accomplished instructors.
For those riders who already have well developed track skills, are comfortable with being in a high-speed environment and 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 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 riders per day, each riding with, and receiving direct tuition from, the legendary triple World Superbike Champion himself.
DRE course fees range from about $450 for the Basic course to $4600 for the Troy Bayliss Academy, and include use of motorcycle, tires, instructor, fuel, lunch and welcome kit.
Course registration opens on 20 January 2011 on www.ducatiridingexperience.com