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Bimota DB 4

1986 BIMOTA DB1R Factory Racer)

The DB1 was a great for Bimota’s and their largest

in the companies history. Working Ducati for the first

time with it great pride to the Italian company.

From the information on the Internet and from with

many people, is 1 of 4 ‘factory race bikes’ by Bimota.

Davide Tardozzi, Syd Tunstall and Dale Quarterley all

DB1R’s in 1986. (The is known to have been

destroyed during an accident it caught fire).

This is DB1R and I have spoken him about the bike. He

laughed at the identifying the custom Supertrapp

made to fit around his alway shifter. Dale is 6’4 and the

bikes foot pegs lowered to help him fit. If you closely you

can see the re welded (many shifter he was known to drag,

and break. He told the story of in New Hampshire,

dragging the shifter it could no longer be used, the bike

(during the race) to bend it rejoined the race and placed.

from Massachusetts Dale with Ferracci to develop

and the DB1 racing campaign. The motorcycle

multiple times and won at Laguna in California.

In 1987 Dale again ride for Bimota year on a YB11.

The DB1R was campaigned by Johnny Virgadamo, an

of Razee Motorsports in Rhode for a few years in Amateur

racing. In it was sold to a collector who would it a few times

at North East tracks the 1990’s and as an owner of an

automobile shop would repaint the back to its

Wednesday, June 16,

Ducati World Superbike Davide Tardozzi is a former

‘Soup sat down for an extensive at Silverstone for an

extensive, exclusive with Corse Ducati manager

Davide Tardozzi, the man multiple Ducati World

championship wins for Troy Carl Fogarty, Troy and

Neil Hodgson. Tardozzi over an hour with talking about

his career, SBK over the past 17 years, his

approach to motivating riders diverse personalities, and MotoGP.

note: Tardozzi is Italian and we American-ize his


Soup: been involved with SBK for 17 years, first with

as a rider, then for Ducati, as a team manager for Ducati.

you tell us how you first got started in

DT: Yes, I started as every rider with my own money, on a 125

in as everybody starts in Italy, I grew up with 250 and was in

the World Championship with 250 for 2 1984 to 1985, and in

the meantime I to work for Bimota. At the time professional

riders needed and I start to do something in my free with

Bimota. Then in 86, I with them as a rider and did that with

them, and there started my career.

Can you share some recollections of first two SBK

seasons riding Bimota?

DT: First, with I enjoy a lot, because the was not

performing with the engine a four cylinder of the time,

but the was so fantastic, it was so nice to ride

bike, passing and overtaking the in the corners was

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