2012 FIM Road Racing Homologation List Released – Ducati 1199 Panigale Not Listed

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The International Motorcycling Federation has released a list of homologated motorcycles for the 2012 Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Formula Endurance World Endurance championships. The list includes all the motorcycles that are allowed to compete in each of those world championships. Notable for its absence however is the new 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale.

Ducati had previously announced the 1199 Panigale would not make its WSBK debut until 2013, deciding to introduce the new sportbike to the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in 2012. The FIM’s homologation list however lists only one Ducati for the Superstock series: the Ducati 1198S.

Does this mean the Ducati 1199 Panigale won’t be racing this season? No.

As the FIM notes, the list may be updated at any time during the year, so it should not be considered definitive.

In fact, the Effenbert Liberty racing team held its official launch party earlier this week in Italy, introducing its three-man WSBK team and its two Superstock racers who will be riding the Panigale. While Effenbert Liberty will field Sylvan Guintoli, Jakub Smrz and Maxime Berger on the 1198R in the WSBK class, the team will feature Federico Sandi and 2011 Canadian Superbike Champion Brett McCormick on the 1199 Panigale.

The team presented its WSBK-spec 1198R but not the new Panigale at the event, but Ducati Superbike Project Manager Ernesto Marinelli was present to discuss the difference between the two bikes.

“I’m very happy to see that the team is growing. Now, they have 2 riders in Superstock and it’s an important class for us because it’s more close to the production motorcycle. On one hand, there are many differences between the new Ducati and the old one, on the other hand there are very few,” says Marinelli. “Many from the technological point of view, we installed in this new bike all the highest technology that we’ve learnt from racing over the past 5 year. The similarities? It’s still a Ducati. We wanted to keep the familiar feeling, the characteristics and the feedback that the bike gives to the rider, of course with the emphasis on performance, lightness and beauty.”

The following is the homologation list as of Feb. 7, 2012:

Homologated Superbike Models

  • Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory – Jan. 09 – present
  • Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory/2 – Dec. 09 – present (new crankcases + various updates)
  • BMW S1000RR – Jan. 09 – present
  • BMW S1000RR – Feb. 10 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist.)
  • BMW S1000RR – June 10 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., new crankshaft)
  • BMW S1000RR – Jan. 12 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., frame and parts updates )
  • Ducati 1098 R (1198cc) – Jan. 08 – present
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 08 – end
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 09 – present (STD + ABS version)
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 10 – present (new crankshaft)
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 10 – present (STD + ABS version – new crankshaft)
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 12 – present (STD + ABS version – model facelift and parts updates)
  • Kawasaki ZX-10 RR – Jan. 08 – end (fairing –facelift of frontal section)
  • Kawasaki ZX-10 RR – Jan. 11 – present (STD + ABS version)
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 (K9) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 L2 – Jan. 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)
  • Yamaha YZF-R1 (2009 model) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Yamaha YZF-R1 (2012 model) – Jan. 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

Homologated Supersport 600 and Superstock 600 Models

  • Honda CBR 600 RR (PC40) – Jan. 09 – present (STD + ABS version)
  • Kawasaki ZX 600 R F (ZX-6R) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Suzuki GSX 600 R (K8) – Jan. 08 – end
  • Suzuki GSX-R600 L1 – Jan. 11 – present
  • Triumph Daytona 675 – Jan. 09 – end
  • Triumph Daytona 675R – Jan. 11 – present
  • Yamaha YZF R6 – Jan. 08 – present
  • Yamaha YZF R6 – Jan. 12 – present (parts updates)

Homologated Superstock 1000 and Formula EWC Models

  • Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory – Jan. 09 – present
  • Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory/2 – Dec. 09 – present (New crankcases + various updates)
  • Aprilia RSV4 1000 APRC 1000 Factory – Dec. 12 – present
  • BMW S1000RR – Jan. 09 – present
  • BMW S1000RR – Feb. 10 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist.)
  • BMW S1000RR – June 10 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., new crankshaft)
  • BMW S1000RR – Jan. 12 – present (+ ABS, DTC, Electronic Gear Assist., frame and parts updates )
  • Ducati 1198 S (1198cc) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 08 – end
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 09 – present (STD + ABS version)
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 10 – present (New crankshaft)
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 10 – present (STD + ABS version) – new crankshaft
  • Honda CBR1000RR (SC59) – Jan. 12 – present (STD + ABS version) – Model facelift and parts updates
  • Kawasaki ZX-10 RR – Jan. 08 – end (Fairing –facelift of frontal section)
  • Kawasaki ZX-10 RR – Jan. 11 – present (STD + ABS version)
  • KTM RC8 March 08 – present
  • KTM RC8R March 09 – present
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 (K9) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Suzuki GSX-R 1000 L2 – Jan. 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)
  • Yamaha YZF-R1 (2009 model) – Jan. 09 – present
  • Yamaha YZF-R1 (2009 model) – Jan. 12 – present (Model facelift and parts updates)

[Source: FIM, Ducati]

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