Ducshop Racing will take on the daunting task of entering two 848s for the historic Daytona 200 AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike race at the famous Daytona International Speedway on March 5. Riders Jake Holden and Dario Marchetti will compete in the 57-lap race on the Ducshop Ducatis.
A veteran of endurance racing, the team, competing as Touring Sport Ducshop Ducati Racing, won three consecutive AMA Moto-GT2 Championships. Ducati test rider Dario Marchetti is a former world endurance racer and Jake Holden has raced Daytona many times as an AMA factory supported rider.
The race will give Ducshop a chance to showcase several of its AMA homologated products, including the Ducshop Dual Link, Ducshop 30mm Off-set Triple Clamps and Microtec ECU. Ducshop is also working with Öhlins to test the suspension company’s new 848 30mm cartridge kit.
To win the Daytona 200 is a life-long dream of Ducshop founder Mark Sutton. As a former AMA Ducati team manager and engine builder, he is no stranger to the grueling 200-mile race and knows strategy and preparation are the key to success.
Once again the 200 mile race will take place under lights, starting at 8pm Eastern time.
The team is sponsored by gBehavior, Leo Vince, Yoyodyne, Microtec, Sharkskinz, , Operation Home Front, Öhlins USA, DrippinWet Graphics and Touring Sport Ducati.
The rest of the team consists of: Frank Shockley as crew chief, Mark Sutton as lead tech, Richard Boyd and Zach Southard on chassis, Matt Sage on tires and Lewis Guthrie on fuel. Tim Robinson is handling logistics, Brian Stokes management and the press officer is Wendy Hogg.