Ducati Day-Daytona & Ducati Island-Laguna Seca

Sean Alexander
by Sean Alexander

The 2005 edition of Daytona's biggest Ducati party ramps up to kick off the AMA racing season.

Cupertino, CA - December 7th, 2004 ~The Ducati.Net Ducati Owners Club and Ducati North America present DucatiDay Daytona at Speedpark Motorsports on Friday, March 11th, 2005. This party kicks off the 2005 AMA racing season in Daytona Beach, Florida across from the world famous Daytona International Speedway. Those attending DDD will be able to soak up the sun while admiring Ducati's on display, race go-carts, or test their skills aboard the Speedpark's 22 foot dragsters (each with a roaring 300 horsepower 350 cubic inch V-8 engine) in the Nitro Alley Challenge. The event will also include Ducati race team appearances, tech talk classroom sessions, a Ducati only bike show, umbrella girls, the American Ducati Idol motor sound contest, a vendor row and more. DDD also marks the final round of the nationwide Ducati Monster Challenge contest. The lucky winner of this event will be presented with a new Ducati Monster S4R at the party.

Long known for its prestigious Ducati bike show, the 2005 DDD adds a new class, "Best Special", a salute to Daytona's long tradition of custom built "specials". The entry fee to participate in the bike show is $10. Trophies are provided by CycleCat Motorcycle Performance products, a long time sponsor of Ducati.Net.

Returning this year is the popular American Ducati Idol - "Let Your Ducati Sing" contest where the Ducati with the best exhaust note will be chosen. This event will again be judged by the visiting members of the Desmodromiclub of Rome, Italy.

Celebrities expected to attend and sign autographs include renowned racer Eric Bostrom, rider of the Parts Unlimited Ducati Austin AMA 999 Superbike, Neil Hodgson, former World Superbike Champion n his AMA debut, and world famous long distance record holder Gary Eagan, who will also be giving a seminar on his sport touring adventures.

General questions about DDD and the featured activities should be directed to Ms. Vicki Smith by calling at (954) 764-3847 or emailing to [email protected]. See you there!

Speedpark is located across from the Daytona Speedway's highest grandstand, the Winston Tower, just behind the Hooters on Intl. Speedway Blvd For further information on Speedpark and this event visit www.speedparkdaytona.com. Party hours are 11am - 6 pm.



MotoGP is coming to the U.S. and Ducatisti have a front row seat for all the racing action.

Cupertino, CA - December 8th, 2004 ~ Mark your calendars, buy your tickets and get your Duc ready because Ducati Island is back and ready to celebrate the US return of MotoGP to Laguna Seca Raceway the weekend of July 8th, 2005. If you thought the Island was a blast last year, imagine hanging out with fellow Ducatisti as Capirossi and Checa come roaring around Turn 2. In addition, come cheer on Bostrom and Hodgson in the battle for the AMA Superbike Championship. It's never been a better time to be a Ducati owner.

"Historic will be the best word to describe the experience on Ducati Island during this race - Just think about it - we will witness the finest
collection of racing talent, champions and exotic machinery in one place at one time," said John Porter, Director of Marketing at Ducati North America. "We hope that as many Ducati owners as possible will come to the Island share the experience."

Show your Ducati key and enjoy complimentary perks such as prime motorcycle parking, gear check, bottled water, espresso, hospitality, vendors, giveaways and grandstand seating. Catch up with local D.O.C. members and snag a shaded seat to watch Ducati tear up the Laguna Seca circuit. Take a seat on some of the exciting, new 2005 models. Grab the autograph of your favorite MotoGP and AMA Superbike riders. Kick back and be entertained by the Garage Challenge, Ducati Concours d'Elegance and all the other non-stop action on the Island. Stay tuned for the addition of new and exciting Island activities for 2005. Updates will be posted at: www.ducatiusa.com.

Don't miss out on all the trackside benefits of being a Ducati owner! Bring your friends and show them what being a Ducatista is all about. We look forward to celebrating Ducati, AMA and MotoGP with you at Laguna Seca Raceway in 2005.

Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. The Company produces motorcycles in five market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Supersport; Monster, Sport Touring and Multistrada. The Company's motorcycles are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European, Japan and North American markets. Ducati has won thirteen of the last fifteen World Superbike Championship titles and more individual victories than the competition put together. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at: www.ducati.com.
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