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Aug 6, 2001

Rothwell To Appear At Ducati Revs America Rally

From a press release issued by Ducati:<BR><BR>The greatest Ducati party ever seen on this side of the world is only three months away, and as Las Vegas awaits the basso song of thousands of Ducati motorcycles, Ducati North America is confirming the dozens of support acts and writing the final schedule for the three-day bash on October 26-28, 2001.<BR><BR>Famous motorcycle daredevil Gary Rothwell has confirmed he'll be there to give DRA participants a show worth remembering. Las Vegas' most prestigious hotel, The Venetian, will play host to the huge Saturday night party, where anyone with a DRA ticket is eligible to enter, mingle with the Ducati's top-level racers, socialize with other Ducatisti and maybe win one of the many prizes being given away over the weekend. Gary Rothwell will also give a smaller demonstration, outside The Venetian, on Las Vegas Boulevard. <BR><BR>A Swiss band, Hang Loose, will take the main stage on both Saturday and Sunday to thump out some original pop rock and some funky well-known hits. An Italian traveling band will walk through the activities, playing traditional Italian music. Authentic Italian flag throwers will be flying in especially for the festivities. Sponsored by the ancient Tuscan city of Arezzo, these unique representatives of the old-age tradition - where regions would compete against one another during the summer festivals - will give a dazzling display of color and skill. And Italy's pizza-throwing champion (yes, there is such a thing!) will be making the world's best pizza bases with a flick of his wrist. <BR><BR>The Richard Petty Driving Experience is giving 20 lucky participants the chance to ride in the former champion's training vehicles with his best instructors. There will be seminars on all aspects of motorcycling and Ducati's AMA Superbike technicians will be on hand to assist with mechanical advice and assistance. <BR><BR>To view the full schedule, go to or if you can't find what you're looking for, email your questions to