Ducati reaches 300 World Superbike victories milestone
As Carlos Checa crossed the line to take the win in race one the Spaniard achieved the 300th victory of Ducati's dominance in the World Superbike championship.
The success of Ducati in the WSB series charts back to the series debut at Donington Park in 1988 when 1981 500GP champion Marco Lucchinelli scored the top honours on his Ducati 888.
From there came the iconic years of the 1990s when Carl Fogarty started his control of the WSB title from 1994 and becoming the most successful rider in both WSB and for Ducati with 55 race wins and four championship victories. The mantle of taking to Ducati to further glory was handed to Troy Bayliss, who became a hero for the Italian manufacturer.
Full stats behind Ducati's 300 wins and the rest of their noted successes below:
Ducati results in World Superbike 1988 - 2011
Total Ducati pole positions: 155 Race victories by Ducati riders: 300
Total World Superbike Riders’ titles with Ducati: 13
Total World Superbike Manufacturers’ titles for Ducati: 16
Posted: 01/08/2011 at 20:08
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