Archive for the 'World SBK' Category

Ducati Announces World Superbike Lineup

Ducati has announced that Welsh rider, Chaz Davies, and the Italian, Davide Giugliano, are both now officially confirmed to compete for the Italian manufacturer for the 2014 and 2015 World Superbike seasons. This is an important decision for Ducati, determined to bounce back after a year of disappointing results for the 1199 Panigale, which failed […]

Ducati to Continue in World Superbikes Without Alstare

By mutual agreement, Ducati and Alstare have decided to terminate their partnership, which started in November 2012. Ducati and Team Alstare have reached the end of a very difficult season unable to achieve the desired results, despite the effort, commitment and resources applied by both parties.

Celebrating Carlos Checa Photogallery

Carlos Checa announcing his retirement was hardly unexpected but we will still miss El Toro.  Carlos had a 20 year long career in World Championship motorcycle racing but he found his ultimate success later in his career and whilst riding for Ducati.  Enjoy this photo gallery celebrating his Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike career.

Ducati’s Worst World Superbike Season Ever

Ducati ended its 2013 World Superbike season with a whimper after neither of its riders last race of the final round in Jerez.  That meant Ayrton Badovini’s 12th place in the title chase is the worst ever for Ducati since the series began.

Carlos Checa Announces His Retirement from Racing

As expected, on the eve of the final races of the 2013 World Superbike championship, taking place at the Andalusian track of Jerez de la Frontera, Carlos Checa, 2011 world champion with Ducati, has announced his retirement from the world of racing.

Carlos Checa to Hang Up his Leathers for Good

Carlos Checa is expected to formally announce his retirement from racing Saturday at a press conference at the final round of the World Superbike championship in Jerez, Spain.  Checa, who took the title in 2011, has been plagued by injury and poor performances on the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike in its debut year.

Checa Out for the Remainder of Season

After a difficult weekend in Turkey during which Carlos Checa suffered a serious accident, the latest tests made by doctors in Spain have now revealed that the official rider for Team SBK Ducati Alstare also has a fractured pelvis.

No Results for Ducati in Istanbul

Despite physical problems resulting from Friday’s crash, Ayrton Badovini (Team SBK Ducati Alstare) attempted to participate in today’s Superbike races at Intercity Istanbul Park in Turkey. Unfortunately a technical stop in race 1 put paid to his chances of scoring points and, due to the pain he was suffering in the first half of that […]

Checa Crashes Out of Istanbul World Superbikes

Luck was unfortunately not with Team SBK Ducati Alstare yesterday at the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit in Turkey. While taking part in the first practice session of this eleventh round of the World Superbike Championship, both Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini crashed, injuring themselves in the process.

Badovini Takes First Pole Position with Ducati

At the end of an extremely hard-fought Superpole, which took place in wet conditions today at the German Nurburgring, it was Ayrton Badovini and Team SBK Ducati Alstare who snatched pole position this afternoon, the second pole of the season for the team and the first of Badovini’s career in the Superbike category.