Once you get a taste of riding on the track, the addictive journey to shrink lap times is almost never-ending. But in order to do that, one needs supreme command over the motorcycle and the right technique to go fast. For such folks, Ducati conducted its first DRE Racetrack Training in India. A one of its kind training session, spread over two days at the Buddh International Circuit.
The training was spearheaded by Ducati Certified trainers, Gurvinder Singh and Anand Dharmaraj who specialize in race track training. Both the trainers recently underwent a rigorous training programme and complex riding drills in Thailand, specifically designed by Ducati’s global DRE instructors. The full day, one-on-one training had 5 sessions each where Ducatistis were taught about the important techniques of riding on track such as correct riding position, correct view, braking, acceleration, braking position, pace management, racing line, etc.
Four riders were certified with a DRE certificate of completion after undergoing rigorous training on the racetrack. On day 1 of the training, Prashant Kumar became a DRE certified rider astride a Monster 795 and Hansveer Chandhok on his 899 Panigale. On Day 2, Amit Sadh joined the training on a Panigale V4 along with Neharika Yadav, India’s leading litre class female rider, astride an 899 Panigale. If you wish to enrol yourself for the next DRE Racetrack Training, follow Ducati India’s website or its social media channels on Instagram and Twitter.
Commenting on the initiative, Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The DRE individual training program is like no other currently available in India. This gives access to Ducati Owners to train individually with one trainer for the entire day. This not only gives the Ducatisti the opportunity to pick up more knowledge than in group sessions but also helps them in working on their individual weak spots during the personalized sessions. We are looking to develop motorsports in India and the same can be done by not only providing the best motorcycles for the job but also by training the Indian riders to further develop their skills to ride faster and safer. To develop the sport further in India, we will continue these training sessions over the year along with a full DRE Track day coming soon. Once riders have upped their riding skills, they will be more competitive at the soon to be held Ducati cup as well as this year’s JK tyre racing championship.”