Ducati Island enters 13th year at Laguna Seca

Ducati Island celebrates its 13th consecutive year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull US Grand Prix, all the off-track excitement and hospitality offered uniquely by Ducati will continue to improve. Ducati will host Island events in 2009 at Daytona International Speedway, Miller Motorsports Park, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Ducati Island is motorcycle racing’s premier off-track experience. Ducati North America has expanded Ducati Island this year with more attractions and more opportunities for owners and fans alike to get involved.

Highlights Include:

Ducati Hospitality: the most comfortable venue at the races-complimentary for all Ducati owners (note: A Ducati motorcycle key is no longer proof of ownership, you must bring your current Ducati registration or insurance and picture ID with you to obtain Ducati Island hospitality access)

Ducati-Only Parking: you can’t get any closer to the action than this-only Ducati owners can ride in and out with this much freedom Parking Pass Details Here

Ducati Fashion Shows/Special Entertainment: they need no introduction-the latest Italian fashions on the best looking models are always the fan favorite Island event and all new this year a special entertainment experience as well

Ducati Performance Apparel & Accessories: On the Island you can you get the latest and greatest Ducati apparel and gear from the Ducati apparel store

WyoTech Garage: showing off Ducati’s inner workings, WyoTech is featuring a technical demonstration where you will be able to interact with the technician during the process-WyoTech’s new Ducati certification program ensures that your dealership’s certified Ducati mechanics are the best trained in the business

Autograph Signings: Ducati MotoGP riders Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner will be on hand along with American Superbike rider Larry Pegram, and Ducati Legend Cook Neilson signing autographs, There will also be book signings by Top Chef star Fabio Viviani and motorcycle journalist and author Kevin Cameron

Ducati Track Walk: Get a Professional Racers perspective of the famous Laguna Seca Raceway-The narrated Ducati Track Walk will provide insights and strategies from the Andretti hairpin to the infamous corkscrew from Ducati Pilot Larry Pegram.

Other major highlights include the all-new Ducati Island Showdown and the chance to walk away with an exclusive Ducati Watch by Binda.

The Ducati Island Showdown is an open contest held on each of the four Ducati Islands. The concept is simple-show up with the best Ducati in your class and ride home a winner. The 2009 showdown is sponsored by Motorcyclist Magazine, Pirelli, Puma, Oakley, Moto-Euro and Foremost Insurance. Complete details can be found here.

Ducati North America wants to reward one lucky Ducati Island visitor an exclusive Ducati Watch by Binda. Track down the Foremost Insurance girls and fill out your entry before the end of the weekend and you will be in the running. An additional winner will be selected to receive a gift certificate from Bridgestone tires. The winners will be selected on Sunday and your only chance to enter is at the races (see contest details on the Island for more information).


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