Ducati today announced that Feelracing is to run its World Superbike program for the 2014 season. Feel Racing has a long and successful history with the Italian factory, and after a couple of seasons away with Althea and Alstare, Ducati is has returned to the team which brought them success in previous years.
The press release issued by Ducati appears below:
Ducati announces its World Superbike program 2014
- Official factory team to compete in 2014 World Superbike Championship
- “Ducati Superbike Team” structured in collaboration with Feelracing
- Ernesto Marinelli confirmed as Superbike Project Director. Serafino Foti to be Team Manager
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 15 November 2013 – Following the announcement of the official 2014 Ducati World Superbike riders, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano, Ducati now defines its team structure in preparation to contest the 2014 World Superbike Championship series with the Ducati 1199 Panigale.
Based in the racing department of the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy, the new squad - officially named “Ducati Superbike Team” - will operate in collaboration with Feelracing, a formation with which Ducati achieved many past victories within the production-based race series. Already operational with an efficient and well trained structure, the team is ready and motivated to face the challenge of 2014.
The Ducati Superbike Team will come under the direct responsibility of Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager) and Paolo Ciabatti, in his role as Ducati Corse Sporting Director. Ernesto Marinelli is confirmed as Superbike Project Director with Serafino Foti assuming the role of Team Manager.