Ducati Island at Circuit of the AmericasLast year marked the 18th consecutive Ducati Island event at Laguna Seca MotoGP.
But with Laguna Seca dropped from the MotoGP schedule due to financial woes, Ducatisti will still have the chance to vista another Desmo-loving event in 2014, this one in Texas.Ducati, which will field factory riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso on the GP13, reports that due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) last year, the Borgo Panigale-based manufacturer will bring Ducati Island to Austin this year (April 11-13).Ducati Island is open to everyone in attendance, but a special ticket package includes reserved grandstand seats at Turn 12, motorcycle parking and a track walk, among others.Ducati says: “Nestled between turns 18 and 19, Ducati Island will descend upon COTA’s ‘Grand Plaza,’ which is centrally located within the facility, in close proximity to the racetrack ticket office and main fan entrance.“Guests will be treated to an entertaining blend of technical demonstrations, new product displays, legendary fashion shows, Make-A-Wish Foundation silent auction and access to the Ducati shopping experience. In addition, Ducati owners will receive extra benefits such as personalized gear check and access to the Ducati Owners Hospitality area.”Following are the benefits of Ducati Ticket Package holders:
Turn 12 Ducati Grandstand seat (3 day pass)
Ducati motorcycle parking pass, with access to designated parking area
Parade lap around track for Ducati Owners
Ducati track walk
Voucher for exclusive Ducati gift
Total cost of ticket package just $199
For more information on purchasing your personal Ducati Ticket package, please visit www.ducatiusa.com.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!