This time, I would like to share other motorcycling activities. Yes, it is more to sport (track days and race in the circuit).
Actually it was not a “real race”. We (Ducati Community), call it Ducati Fun Race and Sentul International Circuit call it Ducati Celebrity Race (due to some Indonesian celebrities participated in and is not a real race as such).
The Race was held on July 8, 2007 and was a final activities of several Ducati Safety Riding Course activities which was packaged with some race flavor at the end of the activities. However, it was really in a real race climate since it become a supporting race in the the 2nd Round of Petronas FIM Asian GP (Asian GP for Supersport Class) at Sentul International Circuit, in Indonesia. The participants are the Indonesian Ducati Club members and some Indonesian celebrities. Any type of Ducati bikes could participate and although they start at the same time, there are classified in several classes depending to the type of their Ducati Bike. For many of the participants it was their first time experience enjoying the race climate like that and it was so fun.
These are the pics of several safety riding activities:
Still on training activities in April dan Juni 2007:
We still need some more practice on 30 Juni 2007: Eko on his Monster 750:
Bayu on his Multistrada 1000DS try to takeover Didi (on this practice use his CBR):
Bona, a newcomer, guided by Dyan Dilato (the Trainer):
After several laps practicing, we were evaluated and got some more supervision:
Ok, this time (July 4, 2007) part of new racing suit have been ready. Lets practice waering the new racing suit….
Ahmad Jayadi, an Indonesian Supersport Racer try to ride a Monster S2R (800). “Hm… this is a nice bike…” Well, that is true but I guess he has not try a Monster S4Rs which would be a lot nicer…
Official Free Practice (July 6, 2007).
Didi (ST2), I (Multistrada 1000DS) dan Ramos (Monster S4Rs):
This is Arie Yuwono, on a full standard Multistrada 1000DS. However, since he I also a real racer, he could ride about 7 second faster for a lap than me with the same bike (+ free flow performance exhaust). Well.. my amateur riding skill was clearly reflected… Hahaha:
Hm.. although our race is not 100% serious, the real race climate was heavily felt …. Dyan (Monster S4) dan Ramos (Monster S4Rs):
Didi (ST2) tightly competed with me and each of us enjoyed several taking over one to the other:
Eko (Monster 750) practiced seriously to improve his time lap:
Bona (Multistrada 620) comfort ride:
RACE DAY…Wow… the race climate was strong. It made some of us getting nervous… Ok Bro… get ready…. on the bike… on the bike…!
21 Starters of Ducati Race took a picture after the transponder had been installed on each bike, just before start:
We came out to the track to take the Start Grid Position:
Just before the Warm up Lap, the Indonesian Celebrities share some signed T-Shirt to the audiences…
Hm.. Ducati Umbrella Girl … I guess every one feel like the real Stoner… Hahaha
Stressful time before start…..Broum…Broum… some starters get ready by making some loud free flow exhaust sound and made every one getting hot…..
The red lamp was on for a few seconds and instantly off…GO..!!Up.. although have tried not to, I and my Multistrada wheeled a bit.. lucky me there was no penalty for that.. Start from the 6th grid, I managed to be second on the first turn…
Just before start . Hm..It made me nervous:
The riders crowd after start…. The first turn was critical since there were still many riders in a big group and there was almost no gap between one to the other riders:
At the beginning of the Race, Bayu (No.2) and I (No.1), both with red Multistrada 1000DS, still tried to be closed to Dondy (No.20) on his Superbike 999… But it was not too long, beside left behind by Dondy, we also were not strong enough to hold Ramos (No.6) with 999 engine on his Monster…
The first group in front, consist of the real racers, still very close each other, but has made some gap with the second:
Not long after started, 2 Superbike 999 rides were lead ahead…
I tried to be closed but they are too fast . While Ramos who were behind me with his Monster S4Rs was also too fast and managed to overtake me easily in the first lap…
Left behind on the second group Bayu, Eko, Andre and I tightly competed with about the same or equivalent bike power and skill. Eko was taking over me in the middle of the Race:
Following Eko tight in 1 lap, he once lose his racing line and I took the opornunities to took over him. Hm.. that was nice…
Some actions on the race:
Bona was tightly competed with Adjie Pangestu on the same class (Multistrada 620):
Finally.. I cross the finish line (behind the some a lot faster riders):
Followed by Andre, Bayu and Eko:
Race time. I finished on the 8th but the 3rd on my class (Multistrada 1000DS):
Cute TV Presenter, also add some more colours to the event:
Hi.. we are on TV…!! Hahaha
Some smiling faces after the race:
I finished 3rd on Multistrada 1000 DS Class:
The winner on Multistrada 620 Class:
Eko was the First on Monster < 750 Class. But why he has to take [b]ALL[/b] umbrella girls with him….??
Indonesian Celebrities have their own class:
Some Pretty girls around the Pit:
Busy Hours. Preparation before the Race. All bikes were ready at the Ducati Pit:
Bona… What was stuck there …???
Got a pretty umbrella girl, I can see Eko was smiling behind his face cover, while his girl friend was standing just behind the fence… Hahaha..…