Strong Debut for Ducati 1199 Panigale
STRONG DEBUT FOR DUCATI 1199 PANIGALE IN SUPERSTOCK 1000 CUP
The second round of the World Superbike championship was also home to the opening round of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup and the international racing debut of the Ducati 1199 Panigale.
Barni Racing’s Eddi La Marra has secured pole position and led the field away but the race was stopped when a crashed machine blocked the circuit, a final five lap sprint determined the winner overall.
BMW mounted Sylvain Barrier along with countryman Loris Baz (MRS Kawasaki) ultimately overhauled Marra in a thrilling if short race. Still the all new Ducati Panigale 1199 placed third in its debut weekend taking pole position along the way which bodes well for the rest of the season.