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Nov 15, 2013

Official Ducati World Superbike Team Will Run 1199 Panigale Racebikes Built By Factory Racing Department

Ducati announces its World Superbike program 2014

Official factory team to compete in 2014 World Superbike Championship

“Ducati Superbike Team” structured in collaboration with Feelracing

Ernesto Marinelli confirmed as Superbike Project Director. Serafino Foti to be Team Manager

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 15 November 2013 – Following the announcement of the official 2014 Ducati World Superbike riders, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, Ducati now defines its team structure in preparation to contest the 2014 World Superbike Championship series with the Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Based in the racing department of the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy, the new squad - officially named “Ducati Superbike Team” - will operate in collaboration with Feelracing, a formation with which Ducati achieved many past victories within the production-based race series. Already operational with an efficient and well trained structure, the team is ready and motivated to face the challenge of 2014.

The Ducati Superbike Team will come under the direct responsibility of Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager) and Paolo Ciabatti, in his role as Ducati Corse Sporting Director. Ernesto Marinelli is confirmed as Superbike Project Director with Serafino Foti assuming the role of Team Manager.