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Ducati 848 Challenge Partners with Pirelli for BSB

Italian brand Ducati has linked up with Pirelli to give all competitors equal, high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires, as the Ducati 848 Challenge becomes an integral part of the MCE British Superbike series for 2011.Pirelli has recently agreed terms with the British Superbike and Supersport classes for sole tire supply until 2015.

The 848 Challenge will not only visit five British Superbike rounds, but it will also go on tour to Monza and Assen. Pirelli have a long racing and commercial history with Ducati and have an exclusive 100% original equipment fitment with the Italian bike manufacturer.

”We have extremely strong ties between the two brands so it seems only natural as we look to a full partnership with British Superbikes we utilise the existing great relationship with the series, Ducati and Pirelli. We are also excited to be able to offer our riders tires of such a high level as those used in both British and World Superbikes,” stated Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee.

“It is good to see another racing class using Pirelli within the British Superbike series and the fact that is with an Italian marque is fantastic! Our logistics team has great experience in British Supersport with the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsas in both durability and outright performance, so we should see fast and competitive racing with lap times falling,”
added Director of Pirelli Moto UK Giovanni Tolasi.

The winner of the Championship will collect a new 848 Evo in the stunning Dark Stealth livery.

The full 2011 Ducati 848 Challenge Calendar is:
  • Round 1    23,24,25 April - Brands Hatch (BSB)
  • Round 2    13,14,15 May - Assen, NL           
  • Round 3    28,29,30 May - Thruxton (BSB)
  • Round 4    9,10 July - Monza, IT
  • Round 5    5,6,7 August - Brands Hatch (BSB)
  • Round 6    27,28,29 August - Cadwell Park (BSB)
  • Round 7    3 September - Castle Combe (New Era)
  • Round 8    23,24,25 September - Silverstone (BSB)


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