I am so proud to be part of the Ducati family and it was an honor to be a guest at the recent unveiling of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale. It was a great party, and it gave me the opportunity to see so many of my friends from Ducati. I am here to say, I cannot wait to be able to test out this motorcycle. I also know where I want to race this Panigale.
The legendary, Nicky Hayden, was also there for the introduction and debut. I was also able to catch up with legendary stuntman and Director Gary Hymes, famous racer and TV personality, Tommy Kendall, IndyCar Racing star, Oriol Servia, Pikes Peak Hill Climb racers Carlin Dunne and Mark Cernicky, Kaming Ko, and of course, my great friends, Team Spider Grips principals, Paul and Becca Livingston.
It is pretty hard to not have a rocking good time at any Ducati event and this one was no exception. There is just something about the mix of models, the best motorcycles in the world, and a high energy mix of racers and celebrities.
Thank you to Ducati for putting an idea into motion – this is truly, the bike to beat. – GT
Here are a few photos from the event: