Ducati Roma to 2012 World Superbike

2012 World Superbike

There will be another Ducati name on the 2012 World Superbike grid – the Ducati Roma team.

As the name implies, the new WSBK will be based out of Rome, and will compete aboard Ducati 1198 Superbikes.

This comes after an agreement with Supersonic race team owner Danilo Soncini and Andrea Petricca, team manager of the Lazio MotorSport Superstock 1000 outfit, who has acquired the whole "technical package" of the Supersonic race team.

Andrea Petricca says: "After four years racing and winning in Superstock and the Italian Championship, I am proud to take up the Supersonic Team baton that has achieved excellent results in SBK.

"I warmly thank my friend Danilo Soncini for the trust in us and to allow us to continue the team, adding her to our brand. Now we must commit ourselves to the maximum, not only to avoid losing the experience of the Supersonic Team, but also to live up to the new challenge. "

For its World Superbike entry, the Ducati Roma team will count on the experience accumulated in Superstock: an Italian title in 2009 with Stefano Cruciani and the Stop & Go Racing Team, and the good results achieved in the last couple of years with Lorenzo Zanetti and Niccolò Canepa in the FIM Cup with the Lazio MotorSport Team, WSBK reports.