For the true Ducatisti, a visit to Ducati Island during MotoGP is a must. These events cater to Ducati owners, who receive perks like exclusive parking, a track walk and the commodore of being around fellow enthusiasts.And due to the success at Circuit of the America’s (COTA) debut last year, Ducati Island returns to Austin this year for the 2015 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas April 10-12.
This year’s Ducati Island will once again occur in COTA’s Grand Plaza as Ducati Team pilots Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso vie for points. Tickets for this year’s event – available at Ducati USA – will cost $215 per person, and offer the following exclusive benefits:
Turn 12 Ducati Grandstand seat (three-day pass)
Ducati motorcycle parking pass with access to exclusive parking area
Parade lap around world-famous COTA track for Ducati owners
Ducati track walk
Voucher for exclusive Ducati gift
Personalized Gear Check
Access to Ducati Owners Hospitality Area
“Guests will also be privy to technical demonstrations, high-energy fashion shows, a silent auction benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation and access to the Ducati shopping experience, where Ducati apparel and accessories will be available for purchase,” Ducati reports. “New product displays will also be part of the experience, including the latest additions to the Ducati lineup: the preeminent Scrambler and the recently launched 1299 Panigale S.”For additional information, visit Ducati USA or MotoGP.com.
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!