Lorenzo Lanzi to 2010 World Superbike grid

The DFX Corse Team finalized a contract with Lorenzo Lanzi, the signing of which confirms the team’s place in this year’s World Superbike Championship.

The team will compete with two Ducati 1198 machines, the most recent jewel in the Borgo-Panigale crown and the squad is very proud to have reached an agreement which unites Italian machinery with an Italian rider, one of the country’s brightest talents.

Italian rider Lanzi already has experience with the team, having ridden for them in a few of last season’s races, and this will be of great benefit in a championship that is always so hard-fought.

DANIELE CARLI Speaks… (Team Manager)

"The economic situation is very difficult for everyone at the moment but we as a team have worked very hard in order to be able to line up this season with not only an Italian bike but also an Italian rider, capable of achieving great results. Lorenzo Lanzi was the logical choice, as we had already seen him in action on our bike last year, and we are sure that with our support he will be able to fully demonstrate his talent. Following on from the great work we carried out last year, we are very proud to continue our collaboration with Ducati, a technical partnership that has been strengthened with the purchase of two new 1198 bikes."

"The team will be on track at Phillip Island at the end of next week to carry out initial tests in preparation for the opening round of the championship that will take place at the same circuit on 28th February. I would like to thank all the companies who continue to support us. We know there is much work ahead of us but we are also extremely motivated to do well."

LORENZO LANZI Speaks…

"I am grateful to Daniele Carli and to the whole DFX Corse Team for making me a part of this project, as the team’s sole rider in the 2010 World Superbike Championship. Last year I was only able to participate in a few races but I immediately understood and appreciated the team’s professionalism. Having now signed up for a full season, I can approach the racing calmly and with huge enthusiasm."

"I’m aware that this a big chance for me, and I know that the DFX Team and the Ducati 1198 will provide me with everything I need to be able to demonstrate my worth. My sincere thanks go to everyone that has made this project possible. I am extremely motivated as I prepare to leave for Australia."