North Bucks Ducati Club affiliation to Ducati Sporting Club

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					Ducati Sporting Club reaffirmed it’s position as “THE UK Club for Today’s Ducati Rider” last weekend by
scooping the prestigious “Best One Make Club Stand” award at the 2005 BMF show, held at the
Peterborough Showground.

Having publicly announced earlier in the year it’s intention to “improve on last years third place” the club
has yet again proven it’s ability to achieve it’s goals and ambitions through good organisation,
determination and practical input from it’s committed members.

The BMF show is regarded as “the largest event of it’s kind in Europe”, this year 99 stands qualified for
entry into the best one make stand award competition so to win was no mean feat given that the club has
only attended for the past three years since being formed in 2000! Last years third placing came as a
shock to many other clubs who had been exhibiting at the event for many years, some feeling that by
redoubling their efforts we would be unable to repeat the result and retain our coveted position as the
best rated Ducati club for the second consecutive year.

In the five years since it was started the club has grown steadily to become not just the most active UK
club but also one of the busiest and enthusiastic worldwide, supported by both Ducati UK and Ducati in
Italy continued growth is planned for the years ahead.

This unprecedented result follows closely on the heels on the inaugural round of yet another innovative
concept from Ducati Sporting Club, the Desmo Due Race Championship.

The race series, devised and run by the club to enable its members to experience racing on a reasonable
budget, has met with great interest. The first round, held at Cadwell Park on 1 st May saw two races
fielding the largest grids of the day and providing the most spectacular racing for competitors and
spectators alike.       600 and 620cc Super Sports, Monsters and Multistradas are eligible for the
championship, the idea being to offer members an affordable entry level, competitive formula. Interest
was so high when the idea was announced that it wasn’t long before entries had to be closed due to grid
size limitations at various UK circuits! Some potential entrants who couldn’t get places in this years event
have already signed up for next year so it would appear that the club has yet another unique, winning
idea. Supported by prestigious organisations as Ducati UK, Shell Oils, Pirelli, Ducati Finance and Ducati
Insurance the series will be well worth following throughout the season.

More information on the series, results and reports can be found at:

The following list shows details of forthcoming rounds
Round 2
Castle Combe
Saturday 4th June races 3 and 4

Round 3
Saturday June 25th race 5

Round 4
Donington Park
Saturday 13th August races 6 and 7

Round 5
Brands Hatch Indy
Sunday 11th September races 8 and 9 (with Superclubs)

Round 6
Cadwell Park Full Circuit
Sunday 9th October races 10 and 11

Ducati Sporting Club runs members only track days throughout the year, “Track Attack 4” to be held at
Cadwell Park on 25th July sold out by early February so interest levels in this type of event within the club
are high and early booking advisable!. Non-members wishing to attend pay a slightly increased charge
to cover membership so that the club complies with its insurance obligations. A Brands Hatch track day
is currently being organised for later in the year and an unusual track riding opportunity is being offered to
members at Snetterton on Saturday 25th June at the third round of the Desmo Due series, with another
club running an endurance race the following day.

The club website, independently rated as one of the best motorcycle club
websites on the Internet, has news and a wealth of information for the Ducati enthusiast. Access to the
message boards is free to anyone wishing to read or post there, regular contributions coming from all
corners of the globe. Forums for those wishing to get together for “ad hoc” rides or to attend track days
as a club group are there for all to see and enjoy. The site is continually being developed and improved
as the club expands its membership and interests.

Although greatly interested in sporting activities the club also offers members the opportunity to meet
other “Ducatisti” at regular local meetings and also holds events such as the Popham Mega Meet, held at
Popham airfield in August, it incorporates a motorcycle auto jumble and light aircraft meeting. Entry is
free to members as the club makes a contribution to the running of the event.

Tours are organised during the summer months, some officially run by the club, others organised by
members via the web site. Trips to WDW events in Italy are run whenever Ducati hold the meetings

All in all Ducati Sporting Club is a must for all Ducati enthusiasts, young and old, sports bike or touring

Paul James
PR Organiser
The UK Club For Today's Ducati Rider
Tel/Fax: 01327 359861
Mob: 07798 525482

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