A light dusting of snow welcomed the arrival of Ducati Team MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden at Madonna di Campiglio for the 23rd edition of the Wrooom Press Ski Meeting Monday. The riders arrived in Trentino behind the wheel of an Audi dressed in special Wrooom colors.Tuesday morning, the two Ducati Team riders will hold the first press conference of the event that symbolically marks the start of the international motorsports season.Preparations are almost ready for the unveiling of the Desmosedici GP13, scheduled for tomorrow evening in a mountaintop chalet at Madonna di Campiglio. In the meantime, the bikes were transported up the mountain, clearly under wraps, behind a snowcat, arousing the curiosity of the skiers on the slopes.Wrooom 2013 will continue on Wednesday with press conferences for Bernhard Gobmeier, the new General Manager of Ducati Corse, and Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari Team Principal).Thursday, it will be the turn of the Ferrari drivers, whereas Friday’s grand finale will feature a spectacular exhibition challenge, with the MotoGP riders and Formula 1 drivers facing off in karts on the town’s frozen lake.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!