Champs Academy course

An incredible day as a professional rider, learning from the legendary Ducati Champions.

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Course programme & details

A day as champions in the company of the great Ducati riders of yesterday and today

DRE has always had the most decorated team of instructors in the world. They are expert riders who are the proud holders of World, European and National titles.

Champs Academy will give you access to great champions who have linked their names to Ducati both in the past and in the present, and who are ready to teach you the secrets of track driving at the highest level. A dream day, and an essential part of the Ducati Riding Experience.

For 2017 we have again the World Superbike Champion Carlos Checa: a great champion and a profesisonal and patient teacher that wil be there for you.
A course that allows you to improve your technical skills as well as giving you a unique exciting experience, where your childhood idols will be your teachers and will reveal how a real rider rides.
The course is aimed at expert riders who already feel at home on the racetrack and want to learn how to get the most out of their bike’s potential.


Course lenght a day
Participants 5
Location Track
Place Mugello Circuit
Level 5/5
Requirements A License without power limitations
Motorbike Panigale V4 S

Programme structure

This course is limited to a maximum of five participants each day, in order for the instructors to be able to dedicate the time and attention that each individual trainee deserves.

The course includes both a theory section (a briefing with Marco Melandri and Alessandro Valia) and a series of track sessions. Between one session and the next, participants can meet the Ducati champion, who will analyse performance during the track session and will give each participant advice to put into practice in the next session, as well as personally showing them the reference points and trajectories to adopt in order to be more effective on the track.

Participants on the Champs Academy enjoy three exclusive track sessions: the track will be given over to this course and to the Track Master course alone and pupils will have the chance to make the most of the track and the techniques learned during the day.

All the bikes for the Track Master and Champs Academy will be equipped with the DDA data acquisition system, which ensures the use of telemetry at any time.

Apparel and equipment

The bike used for this course is the fantastic Panigale V4 S, Ducati’s latest long-awaited release with Ducati Performance accessories. The Panigale V4 S will be equipped with: Racing exhaust 226 HP, Plexy Ducati Performance, racing saddle and DDA data acquisition system.

The required apparel consists of a leather suit, a back protector, full-face helmet, gloves and boots. Those without the required items may hire technical apparel (D|air suit included) when purchasing the course online, subject to availability.

Participants in the Champs Academy Course are required to hold a class A licence without limitations on engine capacity.

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