Ducati announces one-make bike racing cup for India
Ducati India has announced the launch of its own one-make sportbike racing championship, the Ducati India Race Cup.
The inaugural season will feature a solitary round at the Buddh International Circuit from October 5-6 and it will be held in conjunction with the season finale of the 2019 Volkswagen Ameo Cup.
The launch of the Ducati India Race Cup marks the Italian brand’s official entry into Indian motorsport.
Ducati had previously provided technical supports to bike riders in the JK Superbike Cup, another one-round series held as part of the larger JK Tyre National Racing Championship.
“In 2018, Ducati showcased its racing DNA by winning at the JK Tyre National Superbike Racing Championship and now, Ducati is proud to bring its very own one-make race along with Volkswagen Motorsport India,” Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said.
“This year, we are also looking to organize not just another DRE Track day but are also working on having certified DRE instructors in India itself so that they can provide individual training to keen Ducati riders before the race."
Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India added “The Volkswagen Group with its diverse portfolio offers us opportunities to collaborate within the brands and come up with racing properties that cater to a wider audience.
“I am glad that we are taking the first step towards creating a power-packed event along with Ducati India and really looking forward to working on many more events in the future.”
Ducati’s one-make championship will be be open to owners of Panigale and SuperSport bikes, with details of registration to be made available on Ducati’s website soon.
The series will comprise one qualifying race on October 5, with the main race scheduled for the following day.
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