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BSM And Ducati UK launch new Ducati training school at Silverstone

If you always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle then Ducati UK in association with BSM and Silverstone Race Circuit aim to make those dreams come true.

This week the first pupils will attend the BSM Ducati Training school at Silverstone Race Circuit and bring the unmistakable sound of L-twin Ducati motorcycles to the home of British motorsport. From 4th August, BSM Ducati Rider Training at Silverstone will offer motorcycling novices the chance to learn to ride on one of the most iconic machines in motorcycling – a Ducati Monster 696.

The Ducati training course at the historic Silverstone circuit is a six-day course that will see novice riders learn to ride on a 125cc motorcycle and complete their CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) before moving on to a Monster 696 with which the rider will aim to take their test on the sixth day. Also there is the opportunity for a new rider to take a two day post-licence training course and ideal for those who are returning from a long lay-off or just need to brush up on some skills.

The BSM Ducati Rider Training school at Silverstone is a brand new facility and is fully equipped to accommodate the changes to the practical motorcycle test coming into effect on 29th September 2008. The vast off-road training area offers a unique opportunity for learners to practice all the required exercises in safe surroundings in preparation to take their test on the sixth day.

“At Silverstone we are able to offer the best facilities in a location that oozes motorsport heritage”, says Mike Loydall, BSM Head of Motorcycle Training. “We want to be able to offer a unique motorcycling experience in a comfortable but exciting environment, and our partnership with Ducati offers an opportunity for riders to train on the Ducati Monster 696 and give them a stepping stone to one the most aspirational brands in the world.”

Debbie Wiggins, Marketing Manager of Ducati UK was also delighted with the launch of the new Ducati training school. “As a very motorsport focused manufacturer to base our rider training school at such a famous track as Silverstone seemed a logical choice. Ducati are committed to encouraging more people to not only learn to ride but also too continually to improve their riding skills through rider training. Pupils will ride the Monster 696 which is one of the coolest and most novice-friendly bikes currently on the market.”