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:wink2: Anyone going to be a test rider???

However, it's happening in UK lol :(

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional motorcycle test rider, and have perhaps the most awesome job in the world, well, this might be your chance. Ducati is looking for 160 test riders to take the 2016 1299 Panigale, and the brand-new 959 Panigale, through the paces at a racetrack in May.

There’s only one catch, the test rides take place in the UK, at the Silverstone and Snetterton tracks. Organised by Ducati’s UK division, interested riders can apply by filling in a form on Ducati’s UK website, and try their luck.

Selection is by lottery, and successful applicants are expected to have their own race-certified helmet and race-suit, and will have to bear their own travel and accommodation expenses. Those who do not make the first round cut will have their names placed on the reserve list.
 

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Sounds wonderful! If only I still had my racing license - is that a prerequisite for signing up? - and lived over the pond...
 

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Sounds wonderful! If only I still had my racing license - is that a prerequisite for signing up? - and lived over the pond...
Apparently there's a form to fill out and it's a random draw too :p

Ducati is organizing two massive events in the UK and is searching for no less than 160 riders willing to take part in this program. The Ducati testing schedule comprises two dates this May, with serious track action at two of Britain's iconic circuits.

The first test will take place at the Snetterton Circuit, 20-some miles (32 km) south-east of Norwich, while the second event will be hosted by the legendary Silverstone Circuit in the heart of England.

While the test at Snetterton, scheduled for May 20, will allow the riders to make use of the full length of the track, the access on the Silverstone circuit will be restricted. The Ducati test at Silverstone will take place on May 26 on a loop in the northern area of the track between turns 5 and 11.

The 160 test riders Ducati is looking for will have two models to play with, the all-new 959 Panigale and its bigger sibling, the 1299 Panigale. Riders who are willing to test either Ducati will be selected from all the entries and will receive their invitations. Those who are not so lucky will also be informed and their names added to a reserve list.

Certain conditions apply, but you can post your entry simply by filling in Ducati's form and also telling the Italian maker some details about you.

Participation is on an invite-only basis and free of charge. Any potential travel and accommodation expenses are the sole responsibility of the selected riders, who are expected to bring their leathers and helmets at the track. Even though Ducati is not specifically mentioning this, we suspect that new and inexperienced riders are not exactly eligible to test ride either bike.
Here's the form: http://ducatinewbike.co.uk/

Are you going to enter :laugh:
 
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