Ducati quits World Superbike RideApart

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Ducati Superbike 1198 S

Ducati quits World

Ducati is quitting the racing it helped popularize and that to define its corporate success. morning, Ducati announced it no longer field a factory in SBK. instead concentrating on Reading between the lines, easy to jump to the much-rumored that the money Ducati had putting towards seeing its lose to the Aprilia RSV4 now go towards Valentino Rossi’s fund.

The move also a radical change for the company’s strategy, purchasing a Ducati will no longer be a case of a race-winning motorcycle, but instead one allegedly include trickle technology from MotoGP. this mean future flagships will look like the Desmosedici than will a living, breathing set of SBK rules? What does mean for v-twins?

Update . SBK has issued an official essentially calling out Ducati for about its reason for quitting the it’s below.

Ducati’s statement:

Borgo Panigale – Italy), 27 August

2010 Ducati, having participated a factory team in every

of the World Superbike Championship it began in 1988,

winning 16 world titles and 13 Riders’ titles

along the way, has to limit its participation to the supply of

machines and support to private

“This decision is part of a strategy

made by Ducati, the aim to further increase technological

in production models that arrive on the market in the coming

In order to achieve this the company’s technical

resources, now engaged with the management of the

Superbike team, will be dedicated to the development of the new

generation of bikes, in both their and

Superbike race versions,” Gabriele Del Torchio, President and

CEO of “I would like to thank and Michel, and all of the

riders that have to the great history of Ducati in

but above all the Ducati employees; it is hard work

Despite the to interrupt its official participation in the

Superbike Championship, Ducati continue to work, in

collaboration the championship organizers, other and

the FIM, to define a technical aimed at containing costs.

in the sporting spirit that has allowed this manufacturer

to line-up against its rivals, and it is fundamental for

Ducati to identify, with the other interested

solutions that can guarantee the of the championship in the

Recently the Superbike Championship,

Infront Motor has learnt with

Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S

disappointment of decision not to participate with a

team in the 2011 FIM Superbike Championship.

The Borgo Panigale

has built a large part of its and reputation on the back of its

wins in the championship for production-based bikes, in it

has taken part since the start and in which it has obtained 16

Manufacturers’ and 13 Riders’ titles its strictly twin-cylinder

production As recently as last year was fighting for the

championship title down to the final round of the at

Portimao, proving the outright of its flagship model,

the 1198, and the extremely well-balanced nature of the

“We are and also a

bit surprised at Ducati’s declared Paolo Flammini, CEO of

Motor Sports, “especially we have been asked

times for a change in the regulations to about a better balancing

of 1200cc machines towards the 1000cc bikes,

Moreover the FIM Superbike World

Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S
Ducati Superbike 1198 S


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