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Infront Responds To Ducati

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It didn’t take long for Infront Motor Sports to respond to Ducati’s release today that they won’t be fielding a factory team in the World Superbike Championship in 2011. And for obvious reasons they’re not enamored with the notion of losing what has always been the series’ most high-profile team.

“We are disappointed and also a bit surprised at Ducati’s decision,” said Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports, in the release. “Especially since we have been asked numerous times for a change in the regulations to bring about a better balancing of twin-cylinder 1200cc machines towards the four-cylinder 1000cc bikes, but it must be mentioned that last year, without the presence of a phenomenal Ben Spies, the Ducati 1198 would have dominated the championship with [Noriyuki] Haga and [Michel] Fabrizio, and it is therefore difficult for us today to comprehend this decision, which of course we must respect.

“Moreover the FIM Superbike World Championship can today boast the participation of six manufacturers in addition to Ducati, with Aprilia, BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha and is therefore obliged to maintain a total balance in the regulations, without privileging one or other manufacturer in particular. We are, however, pleased that Ducati has confirmed its technical support for private teams that will be competing with its models in the 2011 championship and that the development of its new generation of hypersport bikes, in both homologated and Superbike race versions, will continue.”


Written by paulcarruthers1

August 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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