Steven Nickerson Invited to 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Tryouts

Written by J.C. Current, Courtesy of

Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup logo Steven Nickerson is currently the top ranked amateur road racer in Canada. He has just wrapped up his first season in the Amateur Sport Bike class of the 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship series where he finished third overall in the final standings. At 15 years old, it can be said that the Hamilton (Ontario) based rider has a solid start to a racing career. However, to take his next step up, he will be leaving Canada behind for a bit…

Just this week, Nickerson was informed that he has been selected for the 2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup tryouts taking place 13 – 15 September at the Monteblanco circuit outside of Sevilla, Spain. He will have an incredible opportunity to ride and compete with the other 13 to 17-year-old racers selected from around the world who will all ride under the watchful eyes of the selection committee. If Nickerson is chosen he will be one of the 10 to 15 future stars chosen to fill the open slots available for next year’s RBMRC KTM RC125 series.

The Red Bull Rookies Cup is designed to help develop the next generation of top-tier motorcycle racers who will hopefully join such series as MotoGP and the World Superbike Championship. The young competitors selected for this unique opportunity get to race against similarly skilled riders with spec-KTM RC125 race bikes on the major road race circuits of Europe – most races coinciding with MotoGP rounds. Steven Nickerson will be taking his first steps onto the world stage and we may yet see much more of him on the track.

Ducati Island Returns to RedBull Indy Grand Prix

Written by Rodney Burrell, Courtesy of

Cupertino, CA (24 August, 2010) – Ducati North America is proud to announce the return of its popular “Ducati Island” to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This year marks the third time the Ducati experience visits the legendary Indiana circuit. Located between turns one and two of the track, Ducati Island is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts. On the Island, Ducatisti and race fans will experience special exhibits, partner vendors, autograph sessions, the legendary Ducati Fashion Show, and much more. Ducati owners who display their current Ducati registration or proof of insurance and photo ID will receive extra benefits such as Ducati parking, gear check and hospitality.


Ducati Adventure Area:

The Ducati Adventure Area tells the story of Ducati’s more rugged adventure models; such as the Multistrada 1200 and Hypermotard. On display will be the Pikes Peak-winning Multistrada 1200 and Hypermotard 1100, along with the road-going counterparts.
Make A Wish Silent Auction:

A silent auction will be held on Ducati Island to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Auction items will include:

  • Streetfighter Gear Pack
  • Oakley Glasses
  • PUMA Gear Set
  • Ducati Helmet signed by the Ducati All-Stars
  • Segafredo Coffee Set
  • Ducati Metal Sign Werks
  • Moto USA Subscription
  • High Performance Gear set – Featuring Spider Grips, AltRider, Carbon Spider, Pit Bull and Race Tech
  • Performance Gear Set – Featuring Axle Nut, K&N, Spider Grips, Pit Bull and Dumonde Tech

Ducati Performance Experience:

Ducati Performance experience is a display of everything performance and customization, from custom bikes to the Monster Art “Logomania” body panels.        

Autograph Signing:

Ducati MotoGP riders will get together for numerous Island autograph sessions; including Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner and more

Ducati Service Area:

The Ducati service area will host a variety of fun activities; including Master Check Challenges, seminars and suspension setup by Ohlins suspension techs.

Ducati Owners Hospitality:

Fun activities such as a daily foosball tournament will take place in the Puma lounge, where refreshments and espresso will be served courtesy of Segafredo Zanetti.

New Ducati Models:

See the hottest new Ducati models, including the new 848 EVO, Multistrada 1200 S and Monster 796.

Ducati Apparel Store:

The latest in Ducati fashion will be available for purchase on Ducati Island- including the new team replica gear.

Partner Displays:

A variety of Ducati’s friends and partners will be on hand displaying exceptional Ducati related goods, including Foremost Insurance, NCR, The Ducati Owners Clubs and more.

Ducati-Only Motorcycle Parking

Gear Check

Ducati Owner Hospitality Tent

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please visit

For more information visit or contact:

John Paolo Canton

Public Relations Manager

Ducati North America

Ph. 001-408-343-4414

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