World Superbike rider Sylvain Guintoli has left the Effenbert Liberty ahead of the team’s home round in Brno, Czech Republic. Guintoli and members of his pit crew walked off the job, reportedly in a dispute over overdue pay cheques. Liberty Racing initially released a statement calling the crew’s departure as a “defection” born from a […]
So It Begins: Audi and Lamborghini to Appear at World Ducati Week
Audi‘s purchase of Ducati is still waiting for regulatory approval but that hasn’t stopped the two companies from taking advantage of their impending union. Audi will make its presence known at the upcoming World Ducati Week celebrations, June 21-24 at the newly-renamed Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
The German automaker will supply a range of cars to Ducati staff and management during World Ducati Week, and show off some of its high-end models such as the S6, S8 and the Audi R8 LMS (pictured above).
Audi will also hold a raffle for rides around the Misano circuit with professional drivers behind the wheels of a 500+ hp R8 LMS or R8 V10.
Lamborghini, like Ducati another subsidiary of Audi and a member of the over-arching Volkswagen Group, will also be at World Ducati Week. Lamborghini and Ducati are neighbors in Bologna, Italy, so it’s not surprising the exotic automaker will also be at the event. Lamborghini will display its Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale and Aventador LP 700-4 in the Misano paddock.