The 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed will see Ducati represented by two fabulous machines with world famous riders on board.
The Ducati Corse Moto GP Team will be bringing their two-seater MotoGP bike based on the Desmosedici GP6. It will be ridden 'up the hill' by GP legend Randy Mamola. The bike is very similar to those ridden by Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau, but with two seats offering VIPs at selected events a unique, once in a lifetime experience of riding pillion with GP winner Randy Mamola as their pilot.
Famous guests who have ridden pillion on the Ducati Desmosedici include Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, ex-Formula One drivers Gerhard Berger and Johnny Herbert, Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent, DJ and musician Goldie, Richard Jones, bassist with the Stereophonics and most recently Michael Schumacher.
Randy Mamola has now taken over 200 passengers on the Desmosedici who have experienced the 230 plus horsepower of the Ducati two-seater.
The Ducati Xerox World Superbike team are bringing along their awesome 999F06 machine with current runaway points leader, Australian Troy Bayliss as rider. The 2001 Superbike champion will make a number of exhibition runs at the famous Goodwood hill.
Ducati legend Troy Bayliss has made a welcome return to World Superbikes this year after three years racing in MotoGP. World Superbikes is where the hard-charging Australian really made his name and after finishing 6th in his first season in 2000, he became World Champion in 2001 before finishing runner up in an epic battle with Colin Edwards in 2002. Troy also won the British Superbike Championship for Ducati in 1999.
So far this year Troy has been almost unbeatable, and at the time of writing has won eight races in a row aboard his 194hp 999F06.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th July and entrance is by advance ticket only (www.goodwood.co.uk).