After a few days ago announced the decision, taken jointly with Francis Batta, to conclude in advance collaboration with Team Alstare, Ducati confirms today its participation in the World Superbike Championship in 2014, and described the agreement with the two pilots next year will be on track with the 1199 Panigale.
They will then Welshman Chaz Davies and Italian Davide Giugliano the two Ducati Superbike for the seasons 2014 and 2015. An important choice for the Bolognese, determined to redeem a 2013 stingy with satisfaction for the 1199 Panigale that, unlike the successes achieved in most national championships and FIM Superstock Cup, did not get the desired results in World Superbike.
More detailed information about the organizational management and team sports will be announced in the coming weeks.
The pilots and technicians Ducati Superbike will already be engaged next Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31, in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) together with the development team for the first of three tests scheduled before the winter break.
Chaz Davies (born 10 February 1987 in Knighton in Wales in the United Kingdom), begins to run with the minibike in 1995, and already the following year won the title of champion in this category, keeping it until 1998. From 2002 to 2006 goes to the World Championship, competing in the 125 and then moved to 250, and after an experience in the AMA, arrives at the World Supersport Championship, and in 2011 became Champion of the World. The following year he began his experience in the Superbike category in which it scored a victory in 2012 and three in 2013.
Davide Giugliano (born in Rome on 28 October 1989), he began his racing activities in 2005, taking part in the European Superstock 600 Championship, a category which continues the following year finishing in third place. After a year in World Supersport in 2008 switch to racing in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, winning the title in 2011 riding the 1098R Althea Racing team. Giugliano made his debut in the World Superbike Championship in 2011, running as a wildcard in Portimao after winning the Superstock Cup, and in 2012 became a race driver team Genesio Bevilacqua alongside Carlos Checa, getting the podium on two occasions and closing the season at the tenth place overall. In 2013, again at the start of the World Superbike Championship, gets two more podiums, one pole position and ends at sixth place overall in the standings.