Ducati announces new contest

Ducati Island Showdown at select race events

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 04, 2009
Ducati North America announced a new contest for Ducati owners and race fans.

The Ducati Island Showdown will take place at five major road races in 2009 where all Ducati owners are encouraged to fire up their beloved bikes and ride to the nearest round of the competition.

The Ducati Island Showdown will take place at both U.S. rounds of the MotoGP World Championship at Laguna Seca and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Miller Motorsports Park round of the World Superbike Championship, and the Daytona International Speedway and Barber Motorsports Park rounds of the AMA Pro Racing Championship.

In order to participate, Ducatisti simply need to ride their bike to one of the aforementioned races and park on Ducati Island. No pre-entry is necessary and all Ducatis, modern or vintage, are eligible.

Ducatisti can enter the Ducati Island Showdown at race events including the two American MotoGP rounds.If owners return to their bike Friday or Saturday to find a selection tag, they will be eligible for Sunday’s Island Showdown where winners in of each of five categories: Superbike, Air-Cooled, Vintage, Modified, and Wildcard, will be chosen. One of the five lucky bikes will also be awarded the Motorcyclist Magazine award for the best motorcycle of the event.

Each category winner will receive a gift bag with a rare Ducati Factory Yearbook, a Puma/Ducati Backpack, $250 Puma gift certificate, subscriptions to Motorcyclist and Moto Euro magazines, a pair of the new Oakley Ducati Sunglasses and a bag of Pirelli goods. The Motorcyclist Magazine best overall winner will also receive a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires and a copy of the Pirelli Superbike Annual. Prizes are courtesy of Ducati’s contest partners. In addition to the gift bag all winners will be featured on the http://www.ducatiusa.com/ website.