UPDATE: FULL REVIEW HERE! So much for predictions. Weather during the month of October in Bologna,Italy, can typically be cold and wet. Indeed, that was exactly the weather we were dealt on the first ride day of the world press launch of the 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796. Funny thing, though, weather forecasts for the day […]
Effenbert-Liberty Racing Tests Ducati 1199 Panigale Superstock Race Bike
Our own Kevin Duke is in Abu Dhabi this week to test the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale, but elsewhere in the world, the Panigale was receiving another shakedown test in Australia.
The Effenbert-Liberty race team was at Australia’s Phillip Island circuit to prepare for the 2012 World Superbike Championship and Superstock 1000 Cup. While WSBK racers Sylvain Guintoli and Jakub Smrz tested their Ducati 1198 Superbikes, Superstock racers Brett McCormick and Federico Sandi got their first chance to ride their 1199 Panigale racebikes.
Pictured above is McCormick, the 2011 Canadian Superbike Champion who is looking to make a splash on the international racing scene. Below is Sandi, an experienced 125cc and 250cc Grand Prix racer.
[Source: Effenbert-Liberty Racing]