A few weeks of the opening of the World Championship eni FIM Superbike 2014, which will be held at Phillip Island on 23 February, the Ducati Superbike Team officially presented his project to fans and the media via a live streaming from the Auditorium of Ducati Borgo Panigale.
The 2014 season will provide an opportunity for Ducati (winner of 31 titles in World Superbike, including 17 manufacturers and 14 securities drivers) to relaunch in the World Superbike with a team official. Ducati also chose to resume his collaboration with Feel Racing, structure based in Crespellano, province of Bologna, a relationship that ended in 2010, last season played by the Italian manufacturer with a factory team.
Claudio Domenicali (CEO Ducati Motor Holding), Luigi Dall’Igna (Director General of Ducati Corse), Paolo Ciabatti (Director Sportif of Ducati Corse), Ernesto Marinelli (SBK Project Manager) and the Team Manager Serafino Foti were all present on stage to announce the sports programme and technical innovations for this season, stressing the importance for Ducati to regain outposts of the Superbike World Championship.
Two official drivers, the Welsh Chaz Davies and the Italian Davide Giugliano, they were then joined on stage to unveil the 2014 the 1199 version Panigale and its new livery which includes the main sponsors of the team, TIM, Fiamm, Valsir and Diadora.
Chaz Davies: “it’s been long that I have not flown the Panigale but I know she has a lot of potential to discover and evaluate. We must continue to work hard and stay focused to improve each component of our bike but it is a challenge that I am delighted to meet. I think so….