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 2020

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 2020 please contact Cecile van Hattem at Cecile@ducatichallenge.nl or take a look on our website www.ducatichallenge.nl

Calender 2020

Ducati Challenge exists 15 years!

The Ducati Challenge (until 2016 3DCUP), a racing class for Ducati drivers and also organized by Ducati drivers, is on the eve of her 15th year of life! An amateur class that has been around for so long on the international calendars of organizations such as ART motor, Bike Promotion and the Ducati Club Races. We can be proud of that!

In 15 years this class has driven around 20 different circuits at home and abroad, with a nice top three for drivers:

  1. Spa Francorchamps – Belgium
  2. Brno – Czech Republic
  3. Magny Cours – France

And perhaps the highlight is two races during the World Ducati weekend at the circuit of Misano Italy in 2012 or the race during the Dutch TT in 2016.

The Ducati Challenge is a special class in which Ducati enthusiasts meet to ride beautiful races on special circuits in Europe. Accessible, to experience beautiful weekends.

The concept calendar is as follows:

22 May – 24 May              DCR Assen

12 June – 14 June             Oschersleben, Festival d’Italia

July 13 – July 14                Hockenheim

4 Sept – 6 Sept                   Most

9 Oct – 10 Oct                     OW Cup Assen

The calendar will be final at the end of January and published on the website, from then on you can also register.

And to prepare you well for the new season, the Ducati Challenge also offers a spring training for its drivers in collaboration with TrackDays4all on the sunny circuit of Portimao in Portugal!

Please note, this offer only applies to Ducati Challenge participants (minimum of 2 races)!

The proposal is as follows:

– Registration fee = € 449 (normally € 599)

– Road race course 1 day = € 225 (for License application at the OW cup or the KNMV)

– Transport of your motorcycle to Portimao = € 350 (normally € 395)

– Pitbox € 800 for three days, this can be shared with 8 people, so € 100 per person.

– Stay 4 * Jupiter Algarve Hotel, 4 nights incl breakfast in shared double room = € 169

What you still have to arrange yourself is:

– Flight

– Rent a car, we can share that with more (costs relatively low in that region and time of year)

Are you interested? For more details, visit https://trackdays4all.nl/portimao and you can register with Ronald van Vliet from Ducati Zaltbommel at info@ducatizaltbommel.nl

Do you feel like participating a few races with your Ducati with the Ducati Challenge? You are very welcome! Mail with Cécile van Hattem at cecile@ducatichallenge.nl


Regulations Ducati Challenge 2020

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