Imagine riding a new Ducati on a famous Italian race circuit with Ducati legend Troy Bayliss.
It’s not a daydream, but reality in the 11th Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) in April, May and September.
The training courses at Mugello and Adria circuits cater for a range of riding talents from absolute beginners to budding pro racers.
Among the highly qualified instructors and former race champions are Aussies Troy Bayliss, a three-time World Superbike champion and MotoGP winner, and Andrew Pitt, a 2001 and 2008 World Supersport Champion and World Superbike & MotoGP competitor.
Participants will get to ride a range of Ducatis from the Monster 796 in the base course right through to a 1199 Panigale S in the Master Racing and Academy courses.
They will also be able to ride the new Monster 1200 and 899 Paginale.
You can enrol online here.
Costs range from $527 to $3162 and include the motorcycle, instructor, a welcome kit and lunch. You can also rent riding gear.
Ducati Riding Experience 2014 calendar
ADRIA: April 28-29, Racing 1 course; April 29, Intermediate; April 29-30, Racing 1; April 30, Base & Intermediate.
MUGELLO: May 13-14, Master Racing; May 14, Intermediate, Racing 2 & Troy Bayliss Academy; May 14-15, Master Racing; May 15, Base, Intermediate, Racing 2 & Troy Bayliss Academy; September 9, Intermediate & Racing 2; Sep 9-10, Master Racing; Sep 10, Base, Intermediate & Racing 2.
More dates are expected to be added.
PRICES: Basic $527 (€350), Intermediate $677 (€450), Racing course level I $1491 (€990), Racing course level II $1566 (€1040), Master course $2244 (€1490), Troy Bayliss Academy $3162 (€2100).