Genesio Bevilacqua Speaks…"I’m very satisfied with the agreement reached with Ducati because it allows us to take part in the next World Superbike Championship with the right bikes to battle for the podium. I’m also absolutely delighted to welcome Carlos Checa on board with our team. I know him personally and I admire his capabilities. He’s a rider that I’ve always hoped could be part of our team. Carlos is strongly motivated and he’s on the same wavelength as we are in terms of projects and targets".Carlos Checa Speaks…"After two years with Honda and the Ten Kate team, I’ve decided to change and I’m extremely happy to join the Althea Ducati Team. I know Genesio Bevilacqua is a determined and capable manager and I hope to reach excellent results with his team. I’m impatient to get to Portimao to be able to end my racing season in the best possible way and also to start to get to know my new team and try out my new bike. I’m very happy to be back on a Ducati motorcycle and I look forward to start working immediately with my technical staff because our target is to be competitive right from the very first Superbike championship races".