Ducati UK Launch New 848 Race Series
17th November 2009
The 848 Challenge - fifteen races, eight
rounds, four world championship circuits, two overseas
rounds and two thousand pounds worth of Ducati Corse
Ducati UK and New Era Motorcycle Club have joined
forces to launch a prestigious ‘one-make series’
based on Ducati’s stunning 848 Superbike.
The race series to be known as the 848 Challenge
will be run over eight rounds, six in the UK and two
in Europe incorporating four world championship circuits.
Each of the UK rounds will host two races. Misano
will also hold two races with Assen being a single
The 848 Challenge will offer participants a unique
opportunity racing at some of the best circuits in
the UK and abroad with the intention to visit four
World Championship circuits that would include Brands
Hatch, Silverstone, Misano and Assen. The Misano round
will be held during the weekend of the 12th and 13th
June where the renowned World Ducati Week takes place
- a Ducati festival that is attended by up to 50,000
fans. The Assen Circuit will welcome the 848 Challenge
during the biggest amateur race meeting the ‘Ducati
Club Races’. Other circuits on the calendar
include Cadwell, Castle Coombe, Oulton and Snetterton.
All competitors will use the same model of bike (848/848
Dark) which with the exception of race fairings, tyres
and exhausts will remain predominately standard. The
848 produces 134hp and 70.8lb-ft of torque and is
regarded as one of the finest handling bikes in its
class. The 848 and offers the same design and visual
profile as the bike campaigned in World Superbikes
by riders such as Troy Bayliss, Noriyuki Haga, Michel
Fabrizio and Shane Byrne.
Competitors can purchase a new 848/848 Dark from
any official Ducati dealer and included in the price
will be a new Ducati Corse Riding Gear Set (Ducati
Corse leather suit, Arai Chaser helmet, Ducati Corse
gloves, Puma boots and Dainese-Ducati Back Protector)
worth an estimated £2,000, alternatively second
hand 848 are available from dealers.
For further information regarding the 848 Challenge
103 Willow Park
- The Ducati Corse Riding gear offer is only available
on new 848 registered by 31st March 2010.
- Prizes for winners and runners up in the series
are to be announced.
- Circuits and dates to be confirmed