Introduction Ducati Challenge

The Ducati Challenge is the most exciting one-brand motorcycle competition in Europe. The racing aficionados of the Bologna marque, strive to create a friendly atmosphere in which competition and respect are combined. The Ducati Challenge is open for participants from all nationalities, with a passion for racing his or her Ducati on the most prestigious circuits in Germany, The Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe.

Racing roots

Originating back to 1979, the Dutch Ducati Club provides Ducatisti a unique opportunity to enjoy club racing at its best during the world renowned Ducati Club Races held at the TT Circuit Assen. For some of these racing enthusiasts once a year was not enough. They wanted to share the pleasure  of competing together on official race tracks, such as the TT Circuit of Assen, more often. With that aim Leo Fleuren, Ton de Bruin and Cecile van Hattem started the Dutch Ducati Dealer Cup (3D Cup) in 2005. During 10 years of existence the 3D Cup has provided exciting and safe racing, but above all a lot of fun to 200 Ducatisti from all over Europe. In 2016 five riders took over the organisation, they founded the Red Drivers Association which organizes the Ducati Challenge today.

Ducati Challenge 2019

The Ducati Challenge is still based on the same principles that has made its predecessor a great success: an annual competition for like-minded Ducatisti to engage with their bikes in international motorcycle racing events on official tracks throughout Europe, and enjoy! After more than 12 years this formula stands strong with a group of about 30 riders. The majority are experienced riders, with us since the very beginning. Of course we would like to welcome more enthusiasts to keep our Ducati club racing alive! If you are a passionate Ducati rider, looking to try your skills on the race tracks with other Ducatisti that value a variety of tracks, pleasure, sensible riding and a fair share of competitiveness, then take up the Ducati Challenge!

Ducati Challenge: Red by Hart, Fast by Nature

For more information and the calendar of 2019 please contact Cecile van Hattem at Cecile@ducatichallenge.nl or take a look on our website www.ducatichallenge.nl

Calander 2019

The riders committee managed to compile a nice calender for this year again with 5 race weekends. See below for the final calendar:

The calendar:

24/05 – 26/05   Ducati Club Races on Assen, DCR

28/06 – 30/06   Festival d’Italia on Oschersleben, ART Motor

12/07 – 14/07   Schleizer Dreieck, ART Motor/Bike Promotion

26/07 – 28/07   Dijon Prenois, ART Motor/Bike Promotion

12/10                Assen, OW Cup

With every race we compete in an existing, and equivalent, class of the local organizer. Except at the DCR where we have our own Ducati Challenge class. For this race you need to register directly with the Ducati Club.

You can still register for the other races, so if you are interested, register quickly at this website.

This year the new riders committee consists of the following persons: Ronald van Vliet (president), Anneke van Lith (finance) and Kris Aubert.

Due to a lack of interest in the proposed classification with on the one hand the Panigale class and on the other hand the Ducati 2011 class, it was decided on April 15 that the final class classification for 2019 will be as follow:

  1. Ducati Challenge Masters
  2. Ducati Challenge Open

The Masters class will be the fastest group. The classification of these 2 classes is determined after the qualifications on the DCR 2019 on Saturday. And with every race there are two podiums.

In 2019 we will ride according to the technical regulations of the OW cup, see here Technical regulations OW Cup 2019 version 14-01-2019

If you want to take a look at this new 959 Challenge of Ducati Zaltbommel, take a look on their website, for more info give a call to Ronald van Vliet at the store.



Regulations Ducati Challenge 2019.cx

Conditions of participation Red Drivers Association

Privacy statement Red Drivers Association

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Ducati Challenge

  • For drivers by drivers

  • Ducati only

  • Foreign circuits

  • 2 classifications