The first victory of the Ducati 1199 Panigale took place in the Castellano-Manchego
The first victory of the Ducati 1199 Panigale took place in the Castellano-Manchego

First of a list that will surely end with several figures. This weekend -Javier Suarez- Ismael Bonilla has become the first rider in the history of the Ducati 1199 Panigale to win a victory in official competition. It was during the race in Albacete of the regional Castellano-Manchego where the Ducati of EMS Competición prevailed over the rest of the competitors in the Extreme championship. Certainly a great start to the sporting career of the last Italian superbike.

Because despite the fact that in Bologna they decided to delay, as has been tradition, the appearance of the 1199 in the Superbike World Championship, where they still compete with the Ducati 1098R, they are selling 1199RS units. In other words, the motorcycle called to reign this year in the European STK1000 category and in various national level championships. At a price of about 95,000 euros per unit Ducati is putting its great jewel to the test for a world premiere in the next SBK season. An example of these sales is the one sold to EMS competition or, for example, the arrival in the United Kingdom a week ago for the Jentin Doodson Motorsport team of the British Superbikes.

First 1199RS in UK

There in the BSB there will be another great team that has reached an agreement with Ducati to receive factory support in your project. Moto Rapido Racing with Scott Mart and Abdulaziz Bin Laden (the terrorist's nephew) they will also compete with the Panigale in an already historic season for the competition where equality will reign from the first to the last row of the grid. In addition, we can already get an idea of ​​what it will look like after having launched the provisional design of the bike.

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