The riding experience arm of Ducati, known as DRE, have included an extra date to their schedule offering customers the opportunity to ride on the Bahrain grand prix circuit, with three riding courses catering for beginners, those with more experience or even those wishing to, or even already, racing.
Normally these courses are run at either Misano or Mugello but now, a collaboration between the Borgo-Panigale marque and Wheels of Arabia has resulted in a trip to the Middle East being organized. The dates you need are 28-29 October which is when the likes of Official Ducati Corse test rider, Michele Pirro, or 125 and 250 World Champions, Manuel Poggiali, will teach students equipped with either an 821 Monster, 959 Panigale or 1299 Panigale depending on which course they have opted for.
Prices start at €350 for the Intro Course and rise to €1400 for the Master course and while that includes the course, access to the circuit, bike hire, fuel and dinner it doesn’t include flights and accommodation.
The riding sessions will take place as the sun sets and will be reserved to a limited number on track.
The Intro course
Designed for those who do not yet have a bike licence. The course offers the opportunity to take your first ‘steps’ with the bike, supported by expert instructors who will supply you with the tools you need to become a real biker.
The Track Evo course
For those who are more or less confident when it comes to leaning and taking the corners on a track. Riding a Superbike, you will refine your riding technique on any track, learning how to increase your speed through the corners and make the most of acceleration.
The Master course
Ideal for expert riders who want to dabble in the world of racing and only need to learn how to maximise their potential, the bike’s performance and the repeatability of both.