Instructors

 
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A staff of champions
The DRE boasts a group of instructors of the very highest level, ready to put their skills and their talent at the students' service. From legendary world champions to instructors specialised in basic courses and safe driving, you will only find expert qualified teachers on every course.

Dario Marchetti- Technical Director and Instructor Manager

A very experienced rider with many successes in different races and national and international championships, he raced in all of the categories: 250GP, 500GP, Superbike, Endurance. With Ducati he won the Daytona Battle of the Twins in 2004, doing it again, still with Ducati, in 2006 and 2007.

Troy Bayliss
World Superbike Champion in 2001, 2006 and 2008 on a Ducati, Troy is a true legend in the world of motorcycling, also because of historic feats like the victory at the Valencia GP in 2006 where he replaced Sete Gibernau as a wild card entry. Thanks to the Academy that is dedicated to him, learners can not only pick up the secrets of one of the best riders in the world, but can also have a truly unforgettable experience.

Alessandro Valia

Boasts ten years' experience as a Riding Instructor, and in his career was Italian Champion in the Superstock 1000 in 2002 on a Ducati 998 .

He took part in the Superbike World Championship in 2002, again on a Ducati, and won the Alpe Adria Cup on a Ducati 749R in 2001 and 2002. Winner of the Ducati Desmo Challenge Protwins Class in 2009 and 2010.

Since 2007 he has been Official Ducati Test rider for the production bikes.

Michele Pirro

He raced in the 125, Supersport, Moto2 and MotoGP world championships, winning the Valencia GP in 2011 along with the Moto2. Last year he took part in several MotoGP races as a wild card on the Ducati Desmosedici, sometimes taking the place of Ben Spies in MotoGP and Carlos Checa in Superbike races. Currently he is the Ducati Corse official test rider, and his experience as a DRE instructor starts this year.

Niccolò Canepa

A very young Superstock champion on the Ducati 1098 in 2007, Superstock runner-up on the Ducati 1199 last year, he raced on the Ducati Desmosedici in the MotoGP and in the Superbike world championships. In 2014 he will race in the Superbike world championships with the Althea team and the Panigale Evo.

Régis Laconi

One of the best French riders in history but with Sardinian roots!

He raced in the 250 and 500 world championships, winning the Valencia GP, then went to World Superbike, where he clocked up 10 victories in 2 years with Ducati and came close to winning the title in 2004. Making his debut as a DRE instructor, he will be looking after students on the Master and Track II courses.

Manuel Poggiali

125 World Champion in 2001 and 250 World Champion in 2003, Manuel became a member of the team of DRE instructors a couple of years ago, fitting in perfectly with the whole staff. He returned to racing last year and in 2014 will take part in the Italian Superbike championship on the Barni team's Panigale 1199R.

Paolo Casoli
Several times Italian champion, he was also World Supersport Champion in 1997 on a Ducati 748. Retiring because of a serious accident, he has been a permanent fixture at DRE for years.

Andrew Pitt
Hailing from Australia, Andrew raced in the World Superbike Championship and in MotoGP. He won two world Supersport championships, in 2001 and 2008.

Gianmaria Liverani

Several times Italian champion, he raced in the 500GP world championship, the Superbike world championship, and the Endurance world championship. Gianmaria is a real pillar of the DRE. He has helped generations of motorcyclists to improve their performance on the track, with courtesy and professionalism.

Giancarlo de Matteis

5-time national champion, he raced in the Superbike and the Endurance world championships. In 2007 he won the Daytona 500.
 

Other DRE instructors

 Luca Bono  Matteo Colombo
 Massimo Santarelli
 Ferruccio Lamborghini
 Roberto Rozza
 Matteo Graziani
 Livio Bellone  Daniele Morigi
 Andrea Maida
 Riccardo Ricci  Gianfranco Pisetta
 Walter Cussigh
 Simone Suzzi  Roberto Hueber
 Massimo Piazza
 Derio Domenicali  Barry Rivellini
  Vinicio Bogani

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