Cupertino, CA – Ducati North America announces today that an official employee team will compete in the inaugural SunTrust MOTO-ST 8 Hours at Daytona International Speedway. The team, which is aptly named, “Team Daffy Duc / DNA Project Moto ST”, consists of Adam Faussett, Aaron Barry and Jason Routhier, and is managed by Jim McKenna, all of whom are Ducati Area Sales Managers.
The team will be competing in the Grand Sport Twins class of the Moto ST Series and will make the US debut of a race prepared SportClassic PaulSmart 1000 LE that is on loan from Ducati Canada. The motorcycle has already been raced successfully during the 2006 Canadian Thunder series, where it was a consistent front runner and contender for the championship.
The official Ducati employee corporate team will also enjoy the benefit of strong pit support, which is a key element in endurance racing success. Team Daffy Duc will have access to the talented crew from the WyoTech technician training program in Daytona Beach, Florida, which is located just a few miles from the Speedway.
Team Daffy Duc would like to thank, in advance, Kevin Davis and Steve Hicks of Ducati Canada, (who are foolish enough to loan their race bike); and Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America who agreed to support the whole scheme. In addition, Van Singley, Ed Rodriguez and the entire staff at WyoTech will all contribute a significant amount of time and energy to the racing effort.
The inaugural event of the SunTrust MOTO-ST Series will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 PM (ET) with racers taking the Checkers at 9:00 PM (ET).
As the Sales and Service Manager for the Pacific Northwest and a Seattle, Washington resident, Adam Faussett brings a wealth of experience to the team. From 1990 through 1995 Faussett competed nearly full-time in events with AMA, WERA, OMRRA and WMRRA. Faussett has competed in the Suzuki Cup, 250GP, Formula USA, Formula 500 and Harley 883 classes. In addition to many race and class wins, he also has two WMRRA six hour endurance team wins to his credit. He is now in semi-retirement, just coming out to compete in the NW Supermoto championship races and the occasional track day.
“I’m really looking forward to this event