With Ducati hinting at a possible full return in 2013 with the recently-announced 1199 Panigale, SBK project director Ernesto Marinelli paid tribute to Althea for making Ducati title-winners once again without the need for full-scale factory support.
“It has been an incredible,” he said. “As far as I recall, I don‟t think Ducati has ever won four titles in one day so that alone is a record.
“In Genesio and in Althea we have found a very important partner that, with Carlos' impeccable work and talent and Davide's impressive work throughout the year, has given us the possibility to obtain today's result. I thank Genesio, Carlos, Davide and the entire Althea Racing squad for this incredible performance.”