First Ducati India Race Cup to be held this year

Our Bureau | Updated on: Jan 24, 2019

Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati India announced its very first Ducati India Race Cup. The race will be held alongside the season finale of Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019 and will be held in October at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

This will be the first time that the Ducati India Race Cup will take place along with Volkswagen Motorsport India’s Ameo Cup race. Ducati riders will be aboard the Panigale and SuperSport motorcycles competing for the top honors.

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director, Ducati India, said, “In 2018, Ducati showcased its racing DNA by winning at the JK Tyre National Superbike Racing Championship and now, Ducati is proud to bring its very own one make race along with Volkswagen Motorsport India. This year, we are also looking to organize not just another DRE Track day but are also working on having certified DRE instructors in India itself so that they can provide individual training to keen Ducati riders before the race.”

Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, said “The Volkswagen Group with its diverse portfolio offers us opportunities to collaborate within the brands and come up with racing properties that cater to a wider audience. I am glad that we are taking the first step towards creating a power-packed event along with Ducati India and really looking forward to working on many more events in the future.”

The Ducati Race Cup has been introduced in India to provide the opportunity of riding on the race track for all Ducati owners and to develop the sport in India, a press release said. The Ducati Race Cup will have one qualifying race on October 5 followed by the race on October 6.

Ducati India will open entries for Panigale and SuperSport owners and more details on the eligibility and the entry forms will be available at the Ducati India website shortly.

Published on January 24, 2019
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