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Details for Ducati ticket package holders on track walk and track lap

Ducati ticket package holders are cordially invited to participate in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Ducati Track Walk on Friday, April 19 and Manufacturer Track Lap on Saturday, April 20.

Ducati Track Walk – Friday, April 19

All Track Walk participants are required to wear a designated wristband in order to participate in the Ducati Track Walk. Participants must stop by the Ducati Redemption Center located behind the Turn 15 grandstand (see map), present your gift pack redemption voucher, and pick up a designated Track Walk wristband on Friday, April 19 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Participants must adhere to the following rules and instructions:

  • Wear designated Ducati Track Walk wristband at all times during the Track Walk
  • Arrive at the designated staging area on time as noted on the schedule below
  • No food or beverage is allowed inside the racetrack

Schedule: 6:15 PM – Participants arrive to designated staging location behind Turn 16  6:45 PM – Racetrack opens for Track Walk participants 7:45 PM – Track Walk concludes

Manufacturer Track Lap – Saturday, April 20

All Ducati participants must stop by the Ducati Redemption Center located behind the Turn 15 grandstand, present your gift pack redemption voucher, sign a mandatory waiver and pick up a designated Track Lap wristband on Friday, April 19 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM or Saturday, April 20 between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Participants must adhere to the following rules and instructions: ·

  • Sign mandatory waiver prior to the Track Lap event ·
  • Wear designated Track Lap wristband at all times during the Track Lap event ·
  • Arrive at the designated staging area on time as noted on the schedule below
  • Ensure your wristband is visible at all times
  • Wear a helmet at all times during the Track Lap event ·
  • No food or beverage is allowed inside the racetrack

Schedule: 4:15 PM – Staging area opens inside the Support Paddock accessible via Tunnel 2 (see map) 5:15 PM – Participating riders with helmets must be on their bikes in the staging area 5:30 PM – Track Lap begins 6:00 PM – Track Lap concludes

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kevinDucAustinAfter yesterday’s races we’re ready to start packing for Austin and our attention has turned to what else is going on for Ducati fans.  This event, the MotoGP Happy Hour, is at Ducati Austin, which will be the off track center of the Ducati universe GP weekend, gets things started.  We also heard that Ducati Austin is planning a traditional “RedSnake” ride (similar to what Ducati does at the IndyGP and many of the Italian events) to the racetrack on Sunday am – approximately 20 miles. They are also planning on being open on Monday (they are normally closed) for any last minute traveler needs.

Stay tuned for updates, if it looks like fun for Ducati fans, Ducati.net will be there!

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Dovizioso, Hayden seventh and eighth in Qatar Grand Prix, all 4 Ducati’s finish in top ten

 

The season-opening MotoGP race saw Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden finish in seventh and eighth places, respectively, under the floodlights at Losail International Circuit.
After starting from the second row in his debut race for the Italian factory, Dovizioso ran in third place in the early laps and was then involved in battles with Valentino Rossi, Cal Crutchlow, Alvaro Bautista, Stefan Bradl, and teammate Hayden. Meanwhile, the American quickly advanced from the eleventh spot on the grid to ninth place, and after pushing hard the entire race, he crossed the finish line in eighth.
Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team, 7th
“Before coming here, this is about the best result we could have hoped for. It’s true that we had hoped to do better following the exceptional qualifying session, but this is the reality. Races are different than practice, and I knew that. In fact, I was really curious to see how I’d go in the race. Doing a race weekend is an important experience, so we go on from here. We knew there were limits, but in my opinion we couldn’t have done any better. We improved on the times from last year, so that’s positive. Still, of course we always want to do better, so we don’t go home happy.”
Nicky Hayden – Ducati Team, 8th
“We knew it was going to be difficult. We made a little improvement in the warm-up session, and I felt a bit better. I have to give credit to my guys because we made one more change before the race, and my bike was better than it’s been since we got here. I did my best time of the weekend by two tenths and basically ran at my qualifying pace for the first part of the race. I worked really hard to close that gap and get onto that little group in front of me, and things started feeling better. It would have been nice to pick up one more spot, but I couldn’t get past Dovi because he was better than I was on the brakes.”
Bernhard Gobmeier – Ducati Corse General Manager
“We’re happy that all four Ducati riders finished the race without any specific issues, and the result was as good as we could have expected in the current circumstances. With the progress made over the testing season, we were able to improve our speed, but nevertheless, we don’t yet have the consistency to run at the front, especially toward the end. We’re looking forward to the next races and the tests, where we’ll have some new things to try out.”
As the team heads home to prepare for the championship’s next round, in Texas, its members extend their warm support to Team Manager Vittoriano Guareschi, whose father Claudio passed away on Sunday.