Ducatisti Welcome Nicky Hayden in SoCal

January 14, 2009
Courtesy of Ducati

Nicky Hayden with the Ducati Desmosedici GP9.
Ducatisti and motorcycle racing enthusiasts in SoCal have a chance to welcome Ducati’s first-ever American rider to the MotoGP team, Nicky Hayden.

Ducati North America announced that it will host a welcome bash for the Ducati Marlboro Team’s newest MotoGP rider, Nicky Hayden, on January 23rd.

The event will bring Ducatisti and motorcycle racing enthusiasts together for a chance to welcome Ducati’s first-ever American rider to the MotoGP team. The event will be held at Southern California Ducati’s newly redesigned dealership and include a silent charity auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“We are thrilled to have an American rider on the Ducati Marlboro MotoGP Team and look forward to giving him a proper U.S. welcome to the Ducati family,” said Michael Lock, CEO Ducati North America. “Nicky is a very talented World Champion and racing fans will look forward to cheering him on.”

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. where guests will have a chance to take part in a Q&A with Nicky Hayden while bidding on items during the silent auction. Some of the highlighted auction items include:

• Roland Sands custom art piece
• Ducati helmet from Troy Lee
• Oakley Sunglasses
• Limited edition Nicky Hayden Tissot watch
• Casey Stoner signed helmet
• Nicky Hayden signed Lavazza Espresso Machine

Additionally, a high-energy fashion show will begin at 9:00 p.m. to showcase Ducati’s Italian flare for style.

Event is located at:

Southern California Ducati
515 West Lambert Road
Brea CA, 92821

For additional information about the event, Nicky Hayden or Ducati North America, please visit www.ducatiusa.com