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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.
Ducati took to the Piazza del Campo in Siena to give fans a show in the days before the 2015 MotoGP battle at Mugello.
The photos that accompany this article are great, they are in the square in Sienna where they have the famous horse race, riding the GP bikes!
Two hours west of the Atlanta airport is a five story, state of the art monument of glass, steel and concrete generally considered to be the finest motorcycle museum in the world. We step inside for a photographic tour.
A little tour of my favorite place to kick the week off
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
Ducati Island returned to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX for the 2015 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. This year was another great year on 'the Is...
Really good... Be warned, it's going to make you want to head straight for the next Ducati Island!
Quietly, the 821 is bringing radical change to the family of 90-degree V-twins derived from the original 851 8-Valve Desmo, which, in turn, was based on the Pantah 500 that Dr. Fabio Taglioni designed back in the mid-1970s. The Pantah was the result of a crash program to give Ducati a middleweight sportbike after the bad flop of the 350-500 GTV SOHC parallel twin.
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MotoGP - Planes, trains, autocycles... - You'll never forgive yourself if you aren't at Mugello next week – get there any way you can
This is such a great article on Mugello, if you have been there you know it's really truly like this
Never before have Superbikes been closer to the streetbikes they are based on than right now. As worldwide racing rules, such as those in the FIM Superbike World Championship, attempt to keep big-budget manufacturers in check, the very bikes that these Superbikes are based on have been taken to a completely new level of sophistication.…
This page overlaps somewhat with the page titled “ZE. Rollin’ and Tumblin’." That page had a short list of reasons why racers crash, with some of my own crashes used as example...
Some of this is taken from Paul's wonderful book "Racing The Gods" which is a #1 new release in Amazon and for sale HERE
The Ducati Scrambler, built by “customiser” Andrea Radaelli of Radikal Chopper, winner of the EICMA Custom International Bike Show 2014, was presented at Deus Ex Machina in Milan.
Organised in collaboration with LowRide magazine, the Deus Ex Machina contest took place last November during EICMA 2014. The event saw the participation of around ten customisers – the creators of some amazing bikes – who challenged one another for the ultimate victory.
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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 closer look at the Troy Bayliss/Johnny Lewis Ducati Flat Trackers