2023 schedule revealed for updated Ducati Riding Experience

Ducati has announced its Ducati Riding Experience programme for 2023, with the new addition of a DRE Track Warm Up experience.

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Ducati has announced an expansion of its riding experience programme for 2023, featuring the new DRE Track Warm Up. 

2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of the conception of Ducati Riding Experience, and in the past two decades Ducati says it has had more than 28,000 participants. 

There is also an expansion for 2023, with the new DRE Track Warm Up joining the established programmes as its own unique feature, totally independent from the pre-existing DRE Racetrack. 

DRE Track Warm Up, Ducati says, “begins with a theoretical briefing held by the Technical Director, focused on correct position in the saddle, braking, acceleration and riding technique, after which the participants will immediately carry out a series of exercises in the paddock.”

After this, there are five on-track sessions starting with a sighting lap riding one of the bikes prepared for the DRE Road programme, for example a Monster, Multistrada or Supersport. Then, the Panigale V2 arrives for the remaining four sessions, after each of which there is a debrief with an instructor. 

Aside from the DRE Track Warm Up programme, there is also the DRE Racetrack for experienced track riders who want to develop their skills.

Three options are available: Track Evo, Track Evo2, and Track Master, depending on pre-existing skill level and experience. The different options also use different bikes. For Track Evo, the Ducati Panigale V2 is used, for Evo2 the Bayliss special edition of the Panigale V2, and for the Track Master the Panigale V4 S is rolled out. 

Within DRE Racetrack, there is also the option for one-to-one sessions, at three levels. The first level uses the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2, the second the Panigale V4 R, and the third takes the Superleggera V4. The idea of these one-to-one experiences is for the participant to have the feeling of an ‘official’ Ducati rider. 

Further, there are three dates scheduled in 2023 for the DRE Road and DRE Rookie programmes. DRE Road is for riders wanting to develop their road riding skills, as well as wanting to try out bikes such as the Multistrada V4 Rally, for example. 

DRE Rookie, on the other hand, is for young riders between 18 and 24 years-old with an A2 licence and bikes with limited power. DRE Rookie provides “a cutting-edge educational program aimed at learning riding techniques that can help participants express their potential as riders,” Ducati says. 

Finally, there is DRE Adventures, featuring two days at the Nipozzano Castle in the Tuscan Hills. For 2023, the Multistrada V4 and DesertX are joined by the new Multistrada V4 Rally.

Within DRE Adventures, there are also three organised trips. Firstly, there is the DesertX Expedition, designed for experienced riders to tackle tough off-road terrain; second, Dream Tour takes participants from the Ducati Museum and factory in Borgo Panigale to a three-day tour of the Tuscan-Emilian hills; and finally the Multistrada Expedition features a six-day itinerary of 1,500km between Italy in France.

DRE Road, Racetrack, Rookie, and Track Warm Up experiences can be booked at: https://www.ducati.com/ww/en/experience/ducati-riding-experience/riding-courses

DRE Adventure experiences can be booked at: https://www.ducati.com/ww/en/experience/ducati-riding-experience/travel-adventures

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