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03-25-2006, 03:14 PM
Land Speed Record Ducati

March 14, 2006

An eclectic group of San Francisco Bay Area Ducati enthusiasts, or Ducatisti as they would like to be known, have embarked on a grass roots and independent assault on a Bonneville Land Speed Record on a Ducati motorcycle.

Known as LSRDucati http://www.LSRDucati.com this group of motorcycle owners, riders, collectors and racers have been drawn together to attempt a record run at the world famous Bonneville International Speedway in Utah in September 2006.

On a 1960's Ducati 250cc motorcycle, first introduced in 1961, the group will field two riders. Christine Eckman who is a fervent rider and owns several motorcycles will be the primary pilot and she will be joined by Ducati owner and devotee Khanh Vo.

Team Manager Alex Marzano, a Silicon Valley project manager heads the team and is coordinating the effort.

Chief Engineer Hans Mellberg, is charged with the task of building and engineering a Land Speed Record contender. Hans has owned a motorcycle of some sort since he was twelve years old, and is a former racer, builder and technician. Hans holds two degrees in engineering and physics.

Crew Chief Mark Avrech, marketing specialist John Clelland, and enthusiast Michael Wozniak make up the rest of the team.

The team will embark for the International Motorcycle Speed Trials http://www.SpeedTrialsbyBub.com at the historic Bonneville International Speedway during Labor Day week, September 3rd through 7th, 2006. The competition is sanctioned by both the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM) the world record caretakers.

For further information, please contact:

Michael Wozniak

tel: +1-510-504-6107
e-mail: woz@lsrducati.com
web: http://www.LSRDucati.com

03-25-2006, 04:52 PM
Alex clearly has way too much time on his hands. :action083

04-04-2006, 07:48 PM
Alex clearly has way too much time on his hands. :action083

sad but true

04-04-2006, 08:20 PM
The spirit is strong but the physics are weak.
I am thinking that unless we want to be the
'World's fastest Ducati' (Indian?) ie desmo V-twin,
the sewing machines (Universal Japanese Motorcycles)
will out 'feet-per-second piston speed' overcome us in the long run
and Bonnie is the "THE long run".
I will bet on my duck on any REAL twisting road but this may not be
a battle worth fighting.
That said......without a quest, what is life?