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Ducati: 300th World Superbike Win

2011 Ducati Superbike

This past weekend in Silverstone (UK), Carlos Checa delivered Ducati its 300th World Superbike victory in Race 1, marking a milestone for the Italian motorcycle brand of Bologna.

But Checa didn’t stop there…the Spaniard then went on to win Race 2, giving Ducati an incredible 301 victories in the World Superbike Championship since its inception in 1988.

Checa now has 10 victories in the 2011 WSBK Championship, showing the domination of the iconic Desmo twin. With nine of 13 rounds complete, Checa also leads the championship by 62 points over reigning World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi. Ducati also leads the manufacturer’s race by 35 points over Yamaha and Aprilia (tied at 320).

Ducati’s historic achievement of 300 race wins in the World Superbike Championship started with victory for Marco Lucchinelli in the very first event at Donington Park, England in 1988 and continued as 25 more Ducati-mounted riders wrote themselves into the pages of motorcycle racing history.

Riders such as Carl Fogarty, Doug Polen, Raymond Roche, Troy Corser, Giancarlo Falappa, Neil Hodgson, Piefrancesco Chili, Ben Bostrom, James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga and many others up until the legendary Troy Bayliss and latest World Championship leader, Carlos Checa.

To complete the impressive collection of statistics, those 301 victories also generated 155 Ducati pole positions, 754 podiums, 13 Rider’s and 16 Manufacturers’ World Championship titles.

Ducati results in World Superbike 1988 – 2011

Race victories by Ducati riders: 301

• Carl Fogarty (GB) 55
• Troy Bayliss (AUS) 52
• Doug Polen (USA) 26
• Raymond Roche (F) 23
• Troy Corser (AUS) 16
• Neil Hodgson (GB) 16
• Noriyuki Haga (JP) 16
• Pierfrancesco Chili (I) 13
• Giancarlo Falappa (I) 13
• Carlos Checa (ES) 13
• Ruben Xaus (ES) 11
• Régis La c oni (F) 10
• Ben Bostrom (USA) 7
• John Kocinski (USA) 5
• James Toseland (GB) 5
• Michel Fabrizio (I) 4
• Lorenzo Lanzi (I) 3
• Shane Byrne (GB) 2
• Mauro Lucchiari (I) 2
• Marco Lucchinelli (I) 2
• Stephane Mertens (B) 2
• Anthony Gobert (AUS) 1
• Garry McCoy (AUS) 1
• Andreas Meklau (A) 1
• John Reynolds (GB) 1
• James Whitham (GB) 1

Total World Superbike Riders’ titles with Ducati: 13

• Carl Fogarty (GB) 4
• Troy Bayliss (AUS) 3
• Doug Polen (USA) 2
• Troy Corser (AUS) 1
• James Toseland (GB) 1
• Raymond Roche (F) 1
• Neil Hodgson (GB) 1

Total World Superbike Manufacturers’ titles for Ducati: 16

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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