Althea Ducati Terminates Panigale Superstock Effort

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After just two races, Althea Ducati today announced that they are putting an end to their FIM Supersport campaign with Federico Sandi.  Both races were red flagged meaning that neither Sandi nor the Ducati 1199 Panigale had a complete opportunity to show their true potential.

With the conclusion of the recent Assen event, Team Althea Racing and rider Federico Sandi end their brief Superstock experience. Unfortunately bad luck conditioned the first two races, foreseen as a trial period, preventing Federico from fulfilling his potential and the potential of Borgo Panigale’s new bike.

The fact that there was such a short time available to prepare at the start of the season, combined with the challenges and workload that an important and complex programme such as Superstock involves, means that the Civita Castellana- based team will be unable to continue with the project for the rest of the season.

Genesio Bevilacqua, General Manager of Althea Racing: “The fondness that the Althea team has for Federico encouraged us to put together, with the help of Ducati, a bike and team in little more than a couple of weeks and we were thus able to participate in the first two races of the season. The amount of work and effort that this activity requires means that we are unfortunately unable to continue with this project, that we had not planned for, for the entire season. We really wanted to do more but we are nevertheless aware that we have given Federico significant support at a time when our sector is suffering.”


Federico Sandi: “It has been a great experience anyway, and for this I thank both the team and Ducati. I hope to be able to repeat it in the future with more success and more luck.”

Source: Edited Althea Racing

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3 Responses to “Althea Ducati Terminates Panigale Superstock Effort”

  1. The arguments sounds a bit unconvincing. Makes me wonder whether Althea has second thoughts about the capability of the Panigale.

  2. This bike will be a huge failure!! At least the 999 was a success even if it was ugly as hell. It won!! And could withstand a crash.
    This new bike can not withstand a crash. I say go German! Buy a BMW.

  3. @Truth: Whether the 999 is so ugly only time will show. I own a 749 and love its looks. But I won’t busy a Beamer either (although I’m German). Their superbike really looks ugly as hell (and is good just for stiraight on power.)