Guintoli gets PATA ride

"I will be back on the Ducati 1198 in Silverstone" - Sylvain Guintoli.
Less than a week after splitting with the Effenbert Liberty Ducati team, Sylvain Guintoli has confirmed he will be back on the World Superbike Championship grid next time out at Silverstone after firming a deal with PATA Racing.

The Frenchman endured an acrimonious split with the Czech-based outfit on the eve of the Brno round, Guintoli accused of 'poor results' despite being the team's top representative in the overall standings and securing its first-ever win at Assen earlier this year.

Nonetheless, despite being forced to miss the Czech event, Guintoli has already secured a return to the series aboard another Ducati with the Italian-based PATA Racing team, though it is yet to be confirmed whether it will expand to two machines to accommodate both the ex-MotoGP rider and current pilot Lorenzo Zanetti, or replace the latter.

Taking to Twitter to announce the move, Guintoli stated that he 'will be back on the Ducati 1198 in Silverstone' before posting an image of his new helmet with the cheeky message 'the view from the yellow bikes in Silverstone!'.

Despite missing an event, Guintoli arrives at PATA Racing holding eighth overall in the standings and as the second highest placed Ducati rider. As yet, PATA Racing's best finish this season with rookie Zanetti has been an eighth position at Imola.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Guintoli, Czech WSBK Race 2 2012
Pata Yamah Marchesini wheels, Donington WSBK 2017
Pata Yamaha switch gear, Donington WSBK 2017
Pata Yamaha switch gear, Donington WSBK 2017
Pata Yamaha technician, Donington WSBK 2017
Chaz Davies, Ducati [Credit: Ducati Media]
Ducati team, Race1, Imola WSBK 2017
Alex Lowes, Pata Yamaha, Imola [Credit: Gold and Goose]
Pata Yamaha 1-2 on the grid, Race2, Aragon WSBK 2017
Brembo calipers on Ducati, Thai WSBK 2017
Akrapovic on Ducati, Thai WSBK 2017
Ducati Panigale engine, Thai WSBK 2017
Ducati Panigale front end, Thai WSBK 2017
Fores` Ducati, Australian WSBK, 2017. Photo courtesy of WorldSBK
Davies` Ducati, Australian WSBK, 2017. Photo courtesy of WorldSBK
Melandri`s Ducati, Australian WSBK, 2017. Photo courtesy of WorldSBK
Alex Lowes - PATA Crescent Yamaha
Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri, Ducati [Credit: Ducati Media]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


July 24, 2012 7:27 AM

GO GUINTERS!!!! I hope you get double podiums! Would be laughable if he beats the Effenbert boys (Though not too surprising). I like Smrz, but this event has cast some dislike on the Effenbert team from my side.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.