WSBK » Althea ready to assume ‘official’ Ducati status

Althea Racing will test at Motorland Aragon for the first time later this month as Ducati 'official' representation in the World Superbike Championship.

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LeisureSuit Larry - Unregistered

October 15, 2010 12:13 PM

It's clear that Althea will be a factory team in all but name.
It's already been confirmed that they will run upgraded F10's (as campaigned by Haga / Fabrizio this season).
What I want to know is who will be Checa's team-mate?

Kev - Unregistered

October 15, 2010 12:15 PM

This is a bit like the Ten Kate arrangement has with Honda. Still a privateer team but with substantial factory support. I bet Fanny Blata wishes he had something similar.

danso - Unregistered

October 15, 2010 2:47 PM

I recall that Ten Kate also undertake significant engine development themselves, normally the fastest Honda's available. Don't know if Althea do the same or are they dependant on ducati for improvements?


October 15, 2010 3:57 PM

Man, It'd be great to see Guy Martin on the bike, but the problem is that he's a road racer and just doesn't have the style for circuit racing. Watching the racers from behind at BSB Thruxton, you could spot Guy a mile off. Totally upright on the bike while everyone else was hanging off.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

October 15, 2010 5:58 PM

Danso - none of the private Ducati WSB teams do any engine development. The engines are sent back to the factory at the agreed kilometre intervals to be refreshed and are then re-installed in the chassis.

The Althea team this year contains three Ducati technicians - it will be interesting to see if that number increases next year.

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