Althea Racing has unveiled its colours for the 2011 World Superbike Championship season with a design similar to that of the departed factory Xerox outfit.
Though the team will scale down to just a single rider in Carlos Checa next season, Althea will receive elevated status within the Ducati stable following the manufacturer's decision withdraw as a works entity.
This is represented in the bike's new livery, which while similar to the 2010 design, will see a more prominent use of Ducati's signature 'red' in a nod to the distinctive livery of the Xerox team.
Presented in Italy at Termignoni Day – arranged at the exhaust company's headquarters -, the design will also be seen in the Superstock 1000 class with Lorenzo Baroni.
Althea is the second of three 'semi-privateer' Ducati teams to launch following Liberty Racing's unveiling in Prague this week. Supersonic Ducati are to be the third Ducati representative in 2011.