Motorcycle Racing News Ducati Island returns to World Superbike Miller Motorsports Park

Ducati Island returns to World Superbike Miller Motorsports Park

Ducati North America announces today the return of Ducati Island to the Miller Motorsports Park round of the world Superbike Championship; with the addition of the "Island Showdown" contest for Ducatisti who ride to the event.

This May 29-31st at Miller Motorsports Park, Ducati Island will feature a host of activities sure to entertain Ducatisti and race fans alike. Between the race action featuring Ducati World Superbike pilots Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga, Ducati Island promises to be the center of off track excitement. The schedule of events includes:

Silent Auction to benefit Rett’s Syndrome

Starting on Friday, May 29th during the WSBK weekend, visitors to Ducati Island at Miller Motorsports Park will be able to bid on various motorcycle memorabilia donated by past and present Ducati racers, as well as Ducati’s partners. Items include official 2001 Ducati L&M WSBK autographed team gear donated by rider Ben Bostrom, a Burton/Ducati snowboard autographed by current Ducati WSBK riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio, Ducati Year Books autographed by former Ducati WSBK rider Troy Bayliss, official Ducati WSBK team clothing autographed by Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio, and a LoJack motorcycle security system courtesy of Foremost Insurance.

All proceeds from this auction will benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

Autograph Signings

Ducati Island will also feature public autograph signings with the Xerox Ducati World Superbike Team’s Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio and Team Foremost Pegram Racing’s Larry Pegram. The autograph sessions will take place on Saturday at 12:30pm and Sunday at 10:15am* at the main hospitality area of Ducati Island. *Times subject to change.

Fashion show

The famous Ducati fashion show will return to Ducati Island for World Superbike weekend. The fashion show will be a high energy display of Ducati’s latest additions to its fashionable clothing line, and is an event not to miss on the Ducati Island stage at 10:30am Saturday and 11:30am Sunday.

Ducati Island Showdown

The Ducati Island Showdown is an exciting contest for Ducati owners who attend the weekend’s races. In order to participate, Ducatisti simply need to ride their pride and joy (Ducati only) and park on Ducati Island. No pre-entry is necessary and all Ducatis- modern or vintage- are eligible. If an entrant returns to their bike on Friday or Saturday to find a selection tag; they will be eligible for Sunday’s Island Showdown where winners in of each of five categories: Superbike, Air-Cooled, Vintage, Modified, and Wildcard will be chosen. One of the five lucky bikes will also be awarded the Motorcyclist Magazine award for the best motorcycle of the event.

Ducatisti Ticket Pack

Ducati is particularly proud to offer a "Ducatisti Ticket Pack" to the races this year.

This discounted ticket package includes the following:

>> 3 Day Grand Stand seat in the Ducati designated area
>> 3 Day Paddock Pass
>> Ducati Parade Lap on Sunday (For first 200 Ticket Package Purchasers)
>> Designated Ducati-Only Parking on Ducati Island
>> Discounted Ticket Package Price is $137.00

For more information about the Ducati Island at the US round of the World Superbike Championship, please visit www.ducatiisland.com.


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