For riders looking to compete in World Superbike competition, the 2016 Ducati Panigale R is an impressive choice of mount. Using the WSBK-legal 1198cc Superquadro motor that puts out a startling 205 horsepower in street-legal trim, the Panigale R is truly a race bike in light disguise.
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2011 World Superbike
For Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli, the 2011 World Superbike season was going very well, right up to a crash in the first race of the year which put paid to his dreams of being a contender in only his second full WSBK season.
The Ducati Althea Racing Team has made a decision with regard to the next season of competition in the World Superbike Championship. Team owner and General Director Genesio Bevilacqua has reached an agreement with Shane Byrne who will join the Ducati Althea Superbike Team in 2010.
The English rider will be team-mate to the Spanish rider Carlos Checa on the Ducati Superbikes. "Shakey" as his supporters call him, participated in the last Superbike world championship riding a Ducati bike and reaching the eighth final position in the riders championship standing.
Althea Racing Team is thrilled to announce that in the upcoming 2010 racing season the team will use the 2010 model Ducati 1098R Superbike. Due to the excellent relationship between Genesio Bevilacqua, the team’s owner, and the Italian motorcycle company, the Althea team will be able to use highly competitive Ducati motorcycles together with an expert technical staff that matches Ducati’s expectations.
Massimo Tulli will handle all of the motorbike settings and technical co-ordination.
The manager of the Guandalini Racing Team, Mirco Guandalini, has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Jakub Smrz, and that the Czech rider will remain with the team on the Ducati Superbike for the 2010 World Superbike Championship.
Both parties expressed their desire to continue a collaboration that began in 2008 and continued in 2009, with Jakub concluding the season in tenth position overall on the Ducati motorcycle.
Larry Pegram’s race win with the Ducati 1098 R last Sunday at Road America is all the more significant as, after a three year absence from the class, Ducati returned to action in the American Superbike series only three months ago. Larry’s triumph highlights the competitiveness of the Ducati Superbike and marks Ducati’s 40th win in the class.
The performance of the Ducati 1098 R Superbike over the race weekend, in spite of difficult climatic conditions, only highlights, if further proof were needed, that it is indeed a winning machine.
Team Foremost Pegram to Compete in 2009 American Superbike Championship Motorcycle Racing Series.
Ducati North America is proud to announce the brand’s return to Superbike racing as Team Foremost Pegram will contest the 2009 AMA Pro Racing American Superbike Championship on a Ducati 1098 R Motorcycle.