Feb 7, 2013
© 2014, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
(This original, copyrighted material may not be copied, cut and pasted, published or otherwise reproduced in any way in any medium, which means, don’t post this on another website or BBS. If you want somebody else to see this, send, share or tweet a link or post a link to this page.)
TEAM SBK DUCATI ALSTARE PRESENTS THE NEW LIVERY OF THE 1199 PANIGALE R AND ITS SPONSORS FOR THE 2013 SEASON
Thursday 7th February 2013:
In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team's two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the track as they compete for the prestigious world title.
The new colour scheme that characterises Team SBK Ducati Alstare is mainly red, a testimony to the countless chapters that the Italian motorcycle manufacturer's red machines have contributed to the Superbike championship's history. The graphics of the bike have been designed and created by Alstare in collaboration with Ducati.
The new livery includes a prestigious list of sponsors that have chosen to link their brand to that of Team SBK Ducati Alstare, its two riders and the new Ducati 1199 Panigale R. Four of the partners are particularly important and will occupy significant space on the fairing of the bikes and on the riders' leathers, namely: Energy Trading International, FIAMM Group, FICC e TIM.
In alphabetical order, the first of Team SBK Ducati Alstare's sponsors is Energy Trading International (ENERGY T.I.) that, since 2008, has been active in the supply, shipping and sale of natural gas to businesses, private users and local distributors. Energy TI offers efficient solutions to the needs of any gas user and provides a high quality service combining safety, economic saving, innovation and competitiveness together with respect for the environment and the community. Thanks to the professionalism of its staff and its consolidated experience in the energy sector, the volumes of traded gas and the sales.figures of Energy TI are constantly increasing. In the near future Energy TI aims at not only improving its sales network, but also developing the power business and entering the renewable ("green") energy market.
Born from the all-Italian passion of the Dolcetta family and raised with real values such as integrity, quality, respect for people and the environment, the FIAMM Group produces starter batteries for bikes, cars and industrial use (uninterruptible power supplies and energy reserves) and horns, and today has factories and offices all over the world. The FIAMM Group consolidates its strong links to the racing world with the Ducati Alstare sponsorship agreement for the 2013 and 2014 championship. Experience, in-depth knowledge of the product and the ability to speak to the customer are the indisputable prerogatives of the company. Invention, passion, talent and precision are the strengths of its highly qualified staff. The energy of a healthy Italy. The same one that gave life to a sound and competitive industrial base with a global distribution and commercial network. A world leader in the market of horns, with a significant position in all the other sectors in which it operates. Made in Italy for the world; this is Fiamm. It is present in sixty countries, with about seventy percent of its sales overseas. In order to remain close to its clients' needs, FIAMM has ten production plants across the globe and more than twenty commercial and technical branches, as well as a wide network of importers and distributors.
FICC is a new Energy Drink that - thanks to its unique taste - helps you enjoy every single moment of the day, 100%! What makes FICC so special is Schisandra Chinesis, a climbing plant from China known since ancient times for its aphrodisiac and antioxidant qualities together with the capability to increase our body's endurance and immune system. It can also improve our physical and mental performance and help reduce stress: a real Elixir of Long Life! FICC has two different looks: the Classic - a white can with a modern, linear design and a fresh, natural image - and the Billionaire, with its gold can, a glamorous look with very elegant packaging. The Billionaire, by Flavio Briatore, is accompanied by a line of products specially created for table service at bars and clubs that want to make a difference by using top quality products. Already present on the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, FICC has now started an ambitious programme of commercial development on the global market.
Telecom Italia is the main ICT group in Italy and has a significant presence in Latin America. It is a major player thanks to TIM Brazil and through the Telecom Argentina group it operates in Argentina and Paraguay in fixed, mobile and internet communications. Its portfolio, integrated and centred on advanced solutions for consumers, businesses and institutions, spans fixed and mobile telecommunications, digital content, cloud computing, media, office and system solutions. Being close to customers and technological innovation are the hallmarks of the Group, characterised by a streamlined organization that focuses on the quality of service and continuous research activity.
"I can only be pleased and optimistic with a team like this, and a bike of this level, with our two riders and a team of friends and sponsors that will support us throughout this demanding season commented Francis Batta', owner of Team SBK Ducati Alstare. "The challenge that awaits us is not an easy one but thanks to our partners and the trust Ducati puts in us we will find the strength and the incentive to tackle the new season. I thank everyone who believes in us; we will do all we can to repay such passion and respect."
More, from a press release issued by Meneghini & Associati:
FIAMM SPA TO BE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE SBK DUCATI ALSTARE TEAM
An agreement signed for 2013 2014 with the SBK Ducati Alstare team which will officially represent the Bologna firm in the Superbike World Championship.
FIAMM Spa has consolidated its close link with the racing world by formalizing the sponsorship and partnership agreement with Ducati Motor Holding Spa for the 2013 and 2014 World Superbike championships too.
"This accord is an important step and further reinforces the relationship that has bound FIAMM to Ducati for two years as technical sponsor of the official MotoGP team. The sponsorship of the SBK Ducati Alstare Team that officially represents the Borgo Panigale firm in the World SBK Championship is a confirmation of the historical link between FIAMM and the world of motors and racing. This is also due to the commitment to Italy's iconic motorbike manufacturer, empowered by the new series of motorbike batteries bearing the Ducati brand and produced under licence," declares Mr NicolÃ² Gasparin, director of the FIAMM Starter & Mobility Power Solutions business unit.
As official sponsor, the FIAMM brand will be visible on the Ducati 1199 Panigale R ridden by the SBK Ducati Alstare Team, on the racing suits of Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini and on all the team's clothing.
The Vicenza-based multinational's logo will also be present on the team vehicles and on the team hospitality truck.
"We are very pleased with this agreement and grateful for the support FIAMM is guaranteeing us for our important projects. We will be able to count on an avant-garde partner who will provide us with an excellent contribution to technological innovation," says the Superbike project director, the engineer Ernesto Marinelli.
The FIAMM Group, founded in 1942, produces and distributes accumulators for automobile ignitions and industrial use (UPS - uninterrupted power supply, energy storage) and acoustic signals. The group is now present in 60 countries with about 3,300 employees worldwide and about 1200 in Italy. The 2012 turnover amounted to a value of approximately 540 million Euro. The main markets served are Italy (26%) and the rest of Europe (51%), where direct sales to some of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers represent about 30% of the turnover.