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Steve Rapp offers two-seater ride at VIR

Pompton Plains, NJ, September 24, 2001: Race fans had better get ready for the thrill of their lives when Ducati fires up a factory 996RS Superbike with a back seat and dares you to get on for three hot laps with Team HMC Ducati star Steve Rapp....

Pompton Plains, NJ, September 24, 2001: Race fans had better get ready for the thrill of their lives when Ducati fires up a factory 996RS Superbike with a back seat and dares you to get on for three hot laps with Team HMC Ducati star Steve Rapp. The ride takes place when racing concludes on Sunday at the final round of the Chevy Trucks AMA Superbike Championship being held this weekend - September 29 & 30 - at Virginia International Raceway.

Ducati is raffling the ride at Virginia throughout the weekend, and all spectators are welcome to buy the $10 tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Red Cross as it strives to offer relief after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

The full-spec Superbike has been specially fitted with a stronger subframe to carry the passenger, and is unique in America. Even with its extra passenger, the Ducati will lap at near race pace, and the winner will find out first hand how hard these machines can stop, how deeply they hit an apex and what a rush of acceleration they have.

As well as the thrill of the pillion ride, Suomy is giving the winner a helmet in Steve Rapp's colors, which they can wear on the ride and keep as a memento.

The Virginia raffle will be drawn on Sunday at 11:15am sharp at the Ducati display truck in the vendors' area of the circuit, and the winner must be present to claim the prize there and then, otherwise the raffle will be re-drawn.

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