Posted On : 22 Jan, 2019
India, January 22, 2019 : Ducati India has announced the first ever Ducati India Race Cup in India. The race will be held in October 2019 alongside the season finale of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. This is the first time that the Ducati India Race Cup will take place in India, and the event will be a collaboration of Ducati India with Volkswagen Motorsport India. Ducati riders aboard Ducati Panigale and Ducati SuperSport motorcycles will competing for top honours at the BIC.
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 organise 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. Ducati India is thankful to Volkswagen Motorsports India for this collaboration".
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 especially introduced in India to provide a podium and opportunity for Ducati owners to ride their motorcycles on the racetrack, and also to develop the sport in India. The Ducati Race Cup will have one qualifying race on 5th of October, followed by the final race on October 6. Ducati India will open entries for the Panigale and SuperSport owners for the inaugural season of 2019. More details about eligibility and entry forms will be available on the Ducati India website very soon.