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Aug 24, 2009

Return To Ducati Island At Indy This Coming Weekend

DUCATI ISLAND RETURNS TO THE RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

Ducati Island promises to be the must-see celebration of motorcycling within the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Cupertino, CA (24 August, 2009) Ducati North America is proud to announce the return of its popular "Ducati Island" to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year marks the second time the unique Ducati experience visits the legendary circuit. Located between turns one and two of the track, Ducati Island is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts. On the Island, Ducatisti and race fans will experience special exhibits, partner vendors, autograph sessions, the legendary Ducati Fashion Show, and much more. Ducati owners who display their current Ducati registration or proof of insurance and photo ID will receive extra benefits such as Ducati parking, gear check and hospitality.

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS INCLUDE:

Ducati Island Showdown:

The Ducati Island Showdown is an exciting contest for Ducati owners who attend the weekend's races. In order to participate, Ducatisti simply need to ride their pride and joy (Ducati only) and park on Ducati Island or in the Ducati owners overflow parking area. If an entrant returns to their bike on Friday or Saturday to find a selection tag; they will be eligible for Sunday's Island Showdown.

Ducati Museum:

New for 2009 will be the Ducati Museum, a nearly 1000 square foot area transformed into the history of Ducati. On display will be a selection of significant street and race machines both past and present.


Make A Wish Silent Auction:

A silent auction will be held on Ducati Island to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Auction items will include:

Burton Snowboard Signed by Nicky Hayden

Genuine Ducati MotoGP Team Apparel

Desmosedici RR Tail Section Signed by Nicky Hayden

A variety of exciting books from David Bull Publishing

Team Foremost Pegram Racing:

Ducati's factory AMA squad will have their pit set up fully assembled for all to get up close and personal with the team Superbikes, and the 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition they were built from.

Ducati Monster Experience

New for 2009, the Ducati Monster experience is a display of everything Monster, from custom bikes like an Indianapolis Motor Speedway- themed Monster 1100 to the new Monster Color Therapy project.



Autograph Signing

Ducati riders past and present will get together over the weekend for the Island autograph sessions; including Nicky Hayden, Miko Kallio, and Niccolo Canepa.

Ducati Apparel and Accessories Store

The latest in Ducati fashion and accessories will be available for purchase on Ducati Island- including the new team replica gear. There will be complimentary on-site installation for select accessories purchased at the store.

Ducati Vendor Row

A variety of Ducati's friends and partners will be on hand displaying exceptional Ducati related goods, including Foremost Insurance, Ohlins, NCR Corse and more.

Ducati Showroom

See the entire 2009 Ducati model lineup, including the new Streetfighter, 1098 R Troy Bayliss Edition, and Monster 1100.

Ducati Island DJ and Family Entertainment

Jukebox Heros will be on hand pumping out good music. The Ducati Bocce Ball court will be bigger and better thanks to the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana's Bocce League, who will be on hand to teach the game and play with Ducatisti stopping by.

FOR DUCATI OWNERS ONLY:

Ducati-Only Motorcycle Parking

Gear Check
Ducati Owner Hospitality Tent

We look forward to seeing you there!


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, Hypermotard, Monster, Sportclassic, 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 fourteen World Superbike 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.