Here are some of our Frequently Asked Questions about our DucatiRevs events. You’ll find a ton of valuable information here so definitely check these out. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and Contact Us.
NO, you don’t have to ride a Ducati to take part in our Legend’s school or any DucatiRevs events. They’re open to all makes of motorcycles and we encourage all riders to come and enjoy the top-level riding experience and instruction from Ducati’s past and current professional racers.
- All bikes must pass technical inspection prior to admittance to the track. If your bike does not pass tech inspection, you will not receive a refund. It is your responsibility to have your bike prepared prior to riding on the race track.
- Tires and brakes must be in good condition. Tires should be at least 50%+ of new condition. Any tires that are bluing from excessive wear will be disallowed. We will have on-site tire service at most events, so if your tires don’t pass, you may have the opportunity to put on replacement tires to pass tech. Please contact us to confirm tire service will be available at your event.
- All glass, headlight, turn signals, and plastic lenses must be taped over or removed. Side mirrors must be removed for the advanced group and at least taped over for all other groups.
- We recommend but do not require removal of center stands. No bikes with center stands will be allowed in the Advanced Group due to the ground clearance issue.
- All machines must have an operational handlebar mounted kill switch/button and self-closing throttle in good working condition.
- Advanced and Intermediate group riders must use water, water wetter or a non-ethyl glycol based anti-freeze/coolant. Approved Poly Glycol brands are: Evans, 7th Gear, Liquid Performance, and Engine Ice. Automotive ethyl glycol-based coolants are not allowed.
- All valve stems must have caps.
- Wheel balance weights must be well secured and duct taping is required.
- License plates must have bolts taped or be removed.
- Advanced group riders only must safety wire oil drain plugs, oil filter and oil fill caps.
- Intermediate must have a minimum of RTV or Silicone dab on the oil drain plugs and oil filter. ** Please note that if you spill oil on the track your day is over.
Video Camera Requirements
- All Gopros (or similar cameras) that is mounted on a motorcycle must have a tether from the camera case to a point on the motorcycle. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to be tethered and secure.
- Helmet mounted Gopros (or similar helmet mounted cameras) are NOT ALLOWED at all on track.
Rider Gear Requirements
- Damage free BSI,ECE-2205, DOT or SNELL full-face helmet with face shield.
- Riding boots that fully cover the ankle.
- Gauntlet style gloves with full wrist coverage.
- One or two piece leathers. Two piece leather suits must zip together for Novice, Intermediate or Advanced groups. Ballistic nylon suits such as Joe Rocket, AeroStitch etc. are acceptable in the Novice ONLY. They can be one piece or two piece that zip together with 50% zipper contact, reinforced and padded shoulders, elbows, hips, and knee areas. No chaps.
- Advanced and Intermediate group riders are required to wear back protectors. Soft back pads sewn into suits are not enough. We have a limited number of back protectors for rent at each event.
- Ride University also asks that you consider the use of a chest protector.
- If you have no prior motorcycle track experience you must register in the Novice group. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- This group is designed for street riders, newer track riders, and those seeking a bit more relaxed pace.
- Instructors will accompany riders on all track sessions and your instructor will supervise you throughout your day.
- You will learn how to enter and exit the track safely, and the meaning of all flagging communications.
- During your classroom and on-track sessions you will learn the racing line, the proper use of the throttle, braking, gear changes and selection as well as basic cornering techniques and body positioning.
- Everyone rides at his or her own pace with an emphasis on fun and learning.
- All Novice group riders must attend all classroom sessions and ride within their group.
- This group is divided into several sub-groups based on skill level. This allows for many differently skilled riders to enjoy this group. You do not have to graduate from Novice until you feel comfortable.
- This group is for people who have enough experience to feel comfortable at an accelerated riding pace at a race track
- Riders in this group will be focused heavily on body position, setting up for turns, the racing line, and advanced throttle/braking control.
- Instructors will be available. Please always feel free to ask them for help. They are there for you.
- Safe passing is permitted anywhere with a 6-foot minimum safety cushion from ANY direction of the bike being passed.
- The track tempo is intermediate to fast.
- PLEASE NOTE: Riders in this group must wear a back protector and no licensed expert racers are permitted in the Intermediate Group unless cleared by Ride University staff.
- Intended for the club racer or very accomplished track rider.
- You will gain valuable track time preparing for your next race, or just enjoy further refinement of your riding skills.
- The pace is fast and there are no restrictions on safe passing.
- Riders in this group must be comfortable passing and being passed in very close proximity to other riders and at high speeds.
- PLEASE NOTE: Riders in this group must wear a back protector.
The RideUniversity core curriculum will be the foundation of what each on track group’s classrooms will teach. Your instructors will create a step by step approach to learning and practice each element of the Ride University curriculum.
Our core skills are basic but powerful. The skills we use on the track have been tried and tested by racers across the decades and include:
- General body position on your motorcycle
- Correct body position to help your motorcycle turn
- Using body position to increase your grip level and motorcycle stability
- Understanding the racing line
- Getting the most from your line choice
- Picking the correct line
- Increasing traction with your line choice
- Advanced vision techniques
- Advanced braking techniques
- Throttle application exiting turns
Most importantly, we don’t keep you crammed in the classroom all day. Our classroom sessions are quick information and demonstration periods. We get you the information you need and get you back on track to put it into practice.
After your session, stop on pit lane with our extended staff coaches for post-ride downloads and get your mind ready for more learning.
Ducati Legends scheduled to instruct at the event are Paul Smart, Cook Nielson, Jake Zemke, Taylor Knapp, and Ride University owner Jason DiSalvo.
In addition to these past Ducati riders, this event will feature an extended staff of around 10 expert level racers and trackday riders, along with Ride University’s core group of top-level instructors, to ensure that each participant’s needs are met. Classroom sessions and one-on-one coaching will be available throughout the day.
Dinner tickets will not go on sale until August 16th and are included in the VIP Experience. We’ll be pushing out a social media update on our Ride University Facebook Page with the exact time that they’ll be going on sale as space is extremely limited for the dinner.
- Cancellations and changes must be received in writing at least 30 days prior to the scheduled course date to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upon receipt of this written notification, refunds will be given less a 20% administrative charge only if a cancellation request is received 30 days in advance in writing (email, fax or letter).
- Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days prior to an event will be granted a credit for another track date useable for a period of 6 months from the date the credit is issued (credits are tracked and can only be transferred one time).
- No cancellations will be accepted 14 days or less prior to an event but you do have the option to sell or give away your spot.
- If your event was purchased or arranged through a dealer, all cancelations must go through that dealer, not directly to Ride University.
- All Ride University venues have a “rain-or-shine policy”.
- In the extremely unlikely event that management at a venue calls the day prior to any on-track activity due to the track being deemed “non-ridable”, a makeup date may be issued for a future date of the venues choosing.
See our Ride University Policies and Procedures