WSBK » Red Devils Roma to make Aprilia switch

Red Devils Roma announces Michel Fabrizio will ride an Aprilia RSV4 in the 2013 World Superbike Championahip.

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October 12, 2012 5:38 PM

Ducati won't have a huge presence next year. The Pata team will fold, Red Devils Rome will switch to Aprilia, Effenbert wants to swith or they will leave, as I suspect. If I think well only Althea is left. Maybe teams don't trust in the new Panigale?

wildrsv - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 6:09 PM

I think barni racing are the only other team
that might and could run the panigale and as a two man next year, weather the team steps from the superstock and CIV championships


October 12, 2012 6:37 PM


From what I gather, teams have fallen out with the Ducati due to the added weight penalty for v-twins proving somewhat fatal to its performance this year compared to last.

As for the PATA team, they are losing their title sponsor to Ten Kate Honda next year so unless they're sitting on a wad of dosh I'd say they're gone.

tucker - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 7:20 PM

Max Neukirchner is riding a privateer Ducati Panigale in 2013. The team structure as of yet is unknown, possibly a few of the current BMW Motorrad team will be joining. Possible names could be Ducati Germany or Alpha Racing, but that's just rumours. But he will be on the grid next year.

Name - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 9:22 PM

Michel Fabrizio must have a huge amount of cash somewhere or some very loyal sponsers! Every year that goes by he has less and less of a (positive) impact on the WSB grid. He will finish outside the top 10 next year which I think is a fair and logical prediction based on his history.


October 13, 2012 4:07 AM

re: "From what I gather, teams have fallen out with the Ducati due to the added weight penalty for v-twins proving somewhat fatal to its performance this year compared to last."

sucks to be them. the pani will run without any weight penalty. oh wait, come 2014 who knows what ezpelata will do...? :rolleyes:


October 13, 2012 11:40 AM

So many complain about ezpelata and he will be the savior of the vtwin..eheh.. When he limit the Power for the 4 Cilinder, Ducati will be again one Brand to take a loock.. For now that sht with 2 legs can t run faster then one 4 cilinder even if the bike is beautifull lighter have a short Stroke to Rev more it doesnt matter on one straight line the Fours will eat Ducati.. Also with this short Stroke the bike have to be ride much more harder Ducati is lossing that Mid range torque that they have on the 1198... we will see but honestly i dont whant to loss the Vtwin, its one beautifull engine and the sound is incredible..

ezpelata save this ****

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