Ducati has officially launched its 2015 World Superbike Championship challenge, complete with a new livery for its bikes and a renewed target of returning to winning ways.

The most successful manufacturer in WSBK history, though Ducati has struggled to bring the new 1199 Panigale R - which debuted in 2013 - up to speed, the bike made substantial steps forward in 2014 in the hands of Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano.

A rigorous development programme and the introduction of new regulations have raised hopes further that Ducati will not only challenge for regular victories in 2015, but also a first world title since Carlos Checa in 2011.

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"The new regulations introduced for the 2015 season will bring Superbikes very close to production models in terms of preparation and also introduce a price-cap for some technical components," said Gigi Dall'Igna. "In this difficult economic period, I believe that this is the right path to take with a view to keeping costs under control and levelling the playing field.

"The reorganization that has taken place inside Ducati Corse over recent months means that we can now better capitalise on the synergies between the engineers who work at the Ducati factory and those working at the tracks, for the benefit of the entire Superbike programme. We have also extended to Superbike our partnership with Akrapovi, with whom we have collaborated in MotoGP since last year, and together we have developed a new exhaust that has already given excellent results in the winter tests.

"Our aim for 2015, which is shared with our new partner Aruba, at this point can only be one: to win again and be protagonists in the championship this season."

Showcasing this new approach is a bold new livery dominated by the team's new Aruba.it title backing, with a distinctive black and red design being introduced.

"The Superbike World Championship is very important for Ducati and for our history: we have won 14 riders' titles and 17 manufacturers' titles and we absolutely want to win again with the Panigale," added Claudio Domenicali. "The three-year agreement with Aruba is the ideal platform to continue this commitment and return as frontrunners in the championship.

"I would like to close by personally thanking Stefano Cecconi and welcoming Aruba, one of our most important partners. I wish our riders Chaz and Davide and the entire Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team the very best of luck."


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Forza Italia!! Go Ducati!! My favorite team from my beautiul country =D