The Ducati Riding Experience (DRE), the racing school started by the manufacturer, released details on its 10th year of instruction and opened for registration this week. The school teaches motorcycle protocol while helping riders develop their skills, giving them access to some of the top equipment and tracks in the world of motorsports.
DRE offers classes for every rider, from beginners to experts. All participants are given one of the many available Ducati models to use on the course and are also provided with instruction from some legendary motorsports figures. Australian racer Troy Bayliss is set to teach some extreme riding techniques to advanced participants, who will most likely be riding specially equipped Ducati 1199 Panigales for an authentic racing experience.
Beginners and intermediate riders focus on road-oriented activities, enhancing their basic motorcycle skills and safety awareness while using Ducati's Monster 1100 EVO, the Multistrada 1200 or the Hypermotard. The most basic instruction includes one-on-one training to help first-time riders get used to bikes.
This year's classes will be offered in two-day increments from April to September 2013, and they will be held at Italian tracks like the San Martino del Lago Circuit, Mugello International Circuit and Adria International Raceway.