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1st DUCATI Ducati Weekend and the Panigale Launch

By May 25, 2012 , , , ,

Ever lived a life on the fast lane or wished to live in it? I guess I got to live it last May 19-20 during the 1st Philippine Ducati Weekend at the Clark International Speedway, Pampanga. It wasn't just any other weekend because the Italian brand also unveiled the new 1199 Panigale model with the Michael Jordan of Motor bike racing... Mr. Troy Bayliss!!!

The weekend was packed with activities and Filipino Ducati fans and some foreigners also joined in the fun. Enthusiasts gets to show off their biking skills on the race track and show off their bikes as well. This was the 1st ever Ducati Weekend and Ducati Philippines sure did pulled out all the stops to make sure that everyone gets to enjoy the first ever Ducati Weekend.

Left: Mr. Troy Bayliss
Lower Right: Toti Alberto
Shared by Toti Alberto, CEO of Ducati Philippines, “This is the first time that Ducati Philippines will be bringing an exciting event in response to the clamor of Ducati fans to give them a taste of the Ducati lifestyle...." 
Aside from the Bikes and Troy Bayliss, the girls were also an attraction.
Day 1 started off with a highway motorcade featuring Ducati riders from Manila to Clark via NLEX. Riders are then welcomed on the Race Track & Ducati Village site. After the whole day racing and mingling with fellow enthusiasts, racers and guests treated to a cocktail with a race track themed party and officially launching the new 1199 Panigale model.

The event has been organized in line with the unveiling of the much-anticipated Ducati 1199 Panigale, the new-generation Superbike from the legendary Italian bike brand.

A few more snap shots with friends and celebrities and with Troy Bayliss.

The 1199 Panigale (pronounced “Pan-ee-gah-lee”) delivers record performance, breathtaking design and technical innovation, and breaks Ducati’s Superbike tradition by adding a name to its 1199cc engine capacity, making a significant and warm association to its historic roots in the Borgo Panigale area of Bologna.

I was able to get a sneak peak at the bike before it was officially launched.

The beautiful Kat Alano and Mr. Toti Alberto giving the introductions and in preparation for the launch.

Troy Bayliss presented the bike and they called upon the first few owners of the new 1199 Panigale model

Below are more pics of the bike.

And more pictures during the cocktail party. :)

Day 1 ended with a blast, taking a queue from the posh and fast qualities of the new 1199 Panigale, the 1st Philippine Ducati Weekend promised an indulgence on the luxurious, exhilarating lifestyle on the speedway. day 1 of the Ducati Weekend is ready for day 2.

Woke up with the beautiful sky and heat piercing my skin but I didn't mind that. Day 2 is rack track day with some exhibitions by some professional riders. I did a few exhibitions my self. Yes, it was quite hard. :)

Leading the pack was the legendary Australian rider and 3-time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss, dubbed the greatest world superbike rider of all time, who is set to keep spectators on the edge of the seats with his skillful maneuvers and daredevil antics on the speedway riding, of course, the new 1199 Panigale.

Zoom goes Bayliss!

You can see on the picture below, Bayliss doing his signature donut on the track.

Some guests were able to get a few Ducati merchandise which was up for sale on the venue. There were some apparel and race gears was also there. What's the perfect way to end my day 2 of the 1st Ducati Weekend? Shooting these beautiful girls and having my Ducati shirt signed by Troy Bayliss. 
The 1st Philippine Ducati Weekend is made possible by LEN PLUS Incorporated

That weekend was so awesome and I've never seen so many Ducatis in my life. I can't wait for the next Ducati Weekend. I do hope i'd be able to gear up and ride one my self. :)

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