Though it’s spent the last decade on display in a museum, this Ducati Diana was at one point a running dirt track racer. Before it went on display, the seller ‘restored it to its racing…
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Is the racing sport of turning left, otherwise known as flat track finally making the right turn towards the future?
Good article by Andrea Wilson. Everybody knows I love this type of racing and I'm really looking forward to the debut of the new water cooled Lloyd Brothers Ducati this season...
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - January 11, 2017 - (Motor Sports Newswire) - American Flat Track proudly announces an exclusive television partnership with NBCSN for the 2017 season. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer…
Alex Earle is a full time professional car designer, a very good, very well-known one, with a portfolio that includes being on the team that graced the world with the incredible Porsche Carrera GT. But his soul is stirred by two wheels, and those wheels are most often powered by Ducati. You might have seen his Earle Motors Designs on Ducati Island at Laguna Seca and COTA, or in the Handbuilt Show during MotoGP weekend. Beautifully rendered ambitious designs, they stand out from the crowd. Recently we had a chance to talk to Alex about his career, his designs and how he brings them to life…
Flat Track kicks off the 2016 XGames. Join Ducati.net for a look at XGames Flat Track 2016
The weather made a mess of the place but hey, it's the XGames - we had a blast. And we have the photos to prove it
The Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Scrambler Ducati is one of the most distinctive motorcycles in the AMA Pro Flat Track paddock, and this Friday, Oct.
An unexpected chance to see the Troy Bayliss Flat Tracker in person. If you are at Barber's on Friday (the only day it will be there) make a point of checking it out. #worththeeffort
Lloyd Brothers Motorsports and Johnny Lewis are honored to be running the Neil Keen #10 Style number at the Springfield Mile this weekend. Neil Keen is probably best known for his incredible string of 11 main race wins in a row but his influence on the sport in both performance and safety are impossible to measure. Sincere thanks to the Keen family for this chance to salute a Hall of Fame icon from the flat track family.
It is one of the oldest American traditions. In the great American landscape, we section off areas of land, till them up, and make them as flat as a couple of good 'ol boys can possibly make dirt, tie a rope around an oval, and then turn out a faction of speed-hungry young men to see who can go around the oval the fastest. Flat track racing has been around for nearly a century in an organized format, and I dare to say that it has been around since a land owner's buddy brought his motorcycle to the property. Racing and competition is in our blood.
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Good article on flat track and how it relates to the Ducati brand. Can't wait to get back to racing later this month at the Lima 1/2 mile...
Troy Bayliss, Johnny Lewis and the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati team compete this weekend in the 50th running of the AMA Pro Cal Expo Sacramento Mile. Regarded as one of the toughest stops on the team’s “Five Miles Tour” because of its long, fast straights and tight corners and loose top soil, it’s also one of the most historic. 2015 is the 50th running of the Sacramento mile at the current fairgrounds but the 101st running of the event in Sacramento, making it one of the most historic races in the world.
Troy Bayliss and Johnny Lewis will be competing on custom framed, 1100cc Ducati powered machines, purpose built to turn left, channeling the spirit and style of the famous Scrambler Ducati.
Fan excitement has been high, with the arrival of the three time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss. Sacramento is the only mile race in the western part of America and California is the number one Ducati market in the USA, a potent combination for excitement. Numerous Ducatisti are expected, many of whom are visiting an AMA Pro Flat Track race for the first time. The Sacramento Mile is offering a special Ducati ticket package that includes Ducati parking and an air conditioned lounge. To purchase the Ducati package call 1-844-SACMILE and reference the Ducati package. For fans that cannot attend in person the entire day, from the first practice to the final checker flag of the main event will be broadcast live and viewable on any mobile platform or computer, free, on Fanschoice.TV
The Sacramento Mile APA Pro Flat Track race gets underway on Saturday at 2:15pm Pacific Time with first timed practice, and the 25-lap race is scheduled for Saturday at 9:25pm Pacific Time
Troy Bayliss (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #21): I am enjoying my visit to America and the cross country trip with the team has been a bonus. It was great meeting so many new fans at Springfield, the flat track fans really made me feel welcome. I learned a lot there and I am looking forward to getting to Sacramento, and getting out on the track on my Ducati and putting what I learned last weekend to good use.
Johnny Lewis (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #10): After having such a great day at Springfield (3rd qualifying and 2nd in the heat race) prior to the rough ending with the crash on the front straight, I’m more than ready to return to the track on my Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati and have the successful day that I know we can have. I felt like a top five guy at Springfield, and even though it was our first outing on the bike and we had a few issues, I know we can run at the front this weekend.
Being part of this team, this program and of course the Ducati family is the kind of adventure that Ductalk and Ducati.net feel really lucky to be part of. Watching new fans discover this form of motorsport is fun as well. Flat track is likely the most respected type of motorcycle racing by the racers themselves. Riders need to be tough, and brave and skilled. Lloyd Brothers Motorsports has two such riders. How cool is that?
Troy Bayliss and his team mate Johnny Lewis race today in the first of the "Five Miles Tour" Follow it all live for free on any platform using www.fanschoice.tv
This is the first time Troy has raced on a track larger than about a third mile (that's roughly how big the largest tracks of this type are in AU) so the size of the challenge he faces today is daunting. Follow Troy as he hones his skills in the company of the best in the world...
I'll be updating all day via Ducati.net Facebook and Twitter and Ducati will be updating on the Scrambler site
TB21 Five Miles Tour starts next weekend. Here's how to watch for free from anywhere in the world
Props to FansChoice.TV which has really done a good job getting this working well
A quick guide to get the most out of your first flat track race.
All about why this might be the most honest form of motorsport there is. These guys are gladiators.
Troy Bayliss to Compete on a Ducati in All One-Mile AMA ProRacing Flat Track Events
It’s official, Troy Bayliss is coming to America to chase his dream of winning a flat track mile. In a factory supported five race deal with the legendary Lloyd Brothers Motorsports team, and financial backing provided by noted Ducati collector James E. Dillard III, Bayliss will compete alongside teammate Johnny Lewis.
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