Cupertino, Calif (14 January 2009) - Ducati North America announces today 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 PM 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 pm 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