Master riding course

In search of performance, taken by real champions
"Dedicated to real riders: detailed didactic analysis designed to clarify and improve riding techniques such as regressive braking, fine tuning, the fastest lines. If improving your lap time is your goal, the Master is your course." D. Marchetti, DRE technical director

The Master Riding Course is designed for those who want to approach the world of competition, are already racing or want to participate in a high level track day, and need personalised teaching to fully exploit their potential.

The most advanced of the DRE courses has a new look for 2014, adopting a more specific racing format, with theoretical analysis that focuses on riding techniques orientated towards maximum performance and its repeatability.  The subject of fine tuning the bike will also be covered.

The course takes place over two days, the afternoon of the first day will be dedicated to a 2-hour technical briefing during which Alessandro Valla, official Ducati test rider and Master course supervisor and Dario Marchetti, will cover subjects including:
  • bike management in order to maximise performance in terms of lap times during the different phases of riding
  • rhythm control with the assistance of fixed and chronometric references
  • influence of suspension quotas on the bike's dynamic
  • tyres, choice of compound and use of tyre warmers
The day will end with an aperitivo and you will also have the chance to get to know your instructor at the same time.

The following day, before the dedicated track sessions get underway, pupils will meet with Alessandro Valia for a talk about the topics covered as well as any doubts or clarifications.

The participants will be divided into small groups of three, each of which will be guided by an expert instructor. Groups are formed beforehand according to your stated experience, participants will, however, be evaluated by the team of instructors during the first session in order to create homogeneous groups based on demonstrated riding ability. After the groups have been identified, five practical sessions are planned. Before and after each session you will receive feedback from your instructor.

Master course participants enjoy an exclusive final track session: the track will be given over to this course alone and pupils will have the chance to make the most of the track and the techniques learned during the day.

Since the Master Riding Course focuses on the more extreme techniques of sports riding, it is recommended that you have already participated in lower level DRE courses.

The required clothing consists of a leather suit, a back protector, full-face helmet, gloves and boots. For those who do not have any, technical clothing can be hired at the time of purchasing the course online (please read the 'clothing' section for details regarding the technical garments to be worn).

Participation in the Master Riding Course is open only and exclusively to those in possession of Riding licence (type A for Italy or equivalent).


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