WSBK » Althea Ducati expands to two bikes for home round

The top three riders in the CIV Italian Superbike series - Matteo Baiocco, Alessandro Polita and Federico Sandi - will all race as World Superbike wild-cards at Imola.

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Ben1 - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 11:34 AM

Good news, we will see some new faces in Imola. Since the start of the year I have hoped Althea Racing will give a wildcard ride to Sandi. He had some decent results last year and wanted to take part in races this year. Finally we can see two Althea Ducatis (only one bike from a top team looks strange).
Hope he does well and score some points.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 12:53 PM

Can't see how anyone can disagree with Ben1's comment!

Interesting comments from Genesio Bevilacqua in todays MCN - Althea may run this years bike again next year - he says it is good enough and also the new 1199 superbike has some handling problems relating to corner entry which they haven't been able to resolve so far - so it may not be as competitive as the current bike.


September 21, 2011 2:35 PM

@ RawDawg

Anything more constructive to say?

With regards to the Italian trio it's a great opportunity but also a baptism of fire. At least they have track knowledge but it is always difficult to compare favourably with riders who have been racing at this level all year.


September 21, 2011 5:41 PM

@RawDawg... Ducati just seem to be hitting a lot of trouble now... which is sad to see.

I hope for next year they can sort their MotoGP bike into a winner and also sort out the new 1199.

It's good to see these new wild cards as it'll bulk up the grid a bit more as it's been quite slim this year.

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