The Ducati Superbike Team all set to
race on home turf at Imola this weekend
Borgo Panigale (Italy), Tuesday 6
May 2014 - The Ducati Superbike Team is
looking forward to racing at its home track this coming weekend, and riders
Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies will be seeking the best possible results at
the Imola circuit in Italy.
The Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
in Imola will host this weekend’s fourth round of the 2014 Superbike World
championship. The Imola circuit is Ducati’s home track, located just 50
kilometres from the Borgo Panigale factory. The Ducati Superbike team will
therefore be able to count on all-important local support during the weekend’s
During last season’s Imola race
weekend, Giugliano led during the opening stages of race one, battling all the
way to the line and achieving final second position, the best result of his
Superbike career thus far. Davies meanwhile finished the 2013 Imola races in
fifth and sixth position.
At this year’s most recent event,
which took place at the Dutch track of Assen ten days ago, Giugliano scored his
first podium of the 2014 season, a third place finish in a very difficult and
wet race 2 while Davies closed the day’s races in seventh and eighth position.
Giugliano and Davies are lying sixth
and seventh respectively in the general standings ahead of Round 4. Ducati is
in fifth position in the manufacturer’s classification.
Quotes ahead of the event:
Davide Giugliano – Ducati Superbike
“The Italian round is extremely
important for both myself as an Italian rider and for the team. It’s a track
where I always enjoy myself and feel comfortable riding. Similarly to Assen,
Imola could be one of those tracks where we can make the most of our Panigale’s
great potential. We’ll see what we can do but let’s say that we are heading
there in a positive frame of mind. We need to remain focused though in order to
be prepared for any eventuality.”
Chaz Davies – Ducati Superbike Team
“Imola’s always been a fairly good
track for me and I like the layout for the most part, except perhaps the final chicane.
We still have a lot of work to do in order to refine my Panigale but I’m
feeling optimistic as we head to Imola. It’s my first Italian round as a Ducati
rider so I’m sure we’ll enjoy lots of support from the fans and the Ducatisti,
there’s always a good crowd at Italian events. It would be nice to pay the fans
back with some strong results in Sunday’s races…”