Ducati's 300: from Lucchinelli to Checa

Ducati reaches 300 World Superbike victories milestone

Posted: 1 August 2011
by Robin Goodwin
Ducati win no. 300

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 win no. 1

Ducati results in World Superbike 1988 - 2011

Total Ducati pole positions: 155

Race victories by Ducati riders:  300

  • Carl Fogarty (GB) 55
  • Troy Bayliss (AUS) 52
  • Doug Polen (USA) 26
  • Raymond Roche (F) 23
  • Troy Corser (AUS) 16
  • Neil Hodgson (GB) 16
  • Noriyuki Haga (JP) 16
  • Pierfrancesco Chili (I) 13
  • Giancarlo Falappa (I) 13
  • Carlos Checa (ES) 12
  • Ruben Xaus (ES) 11
  • Régis Laconi (F) 10
  • Ben Bostrom (USA) 7
  • John Kocinski (USA) 5
  • James Toseland (GB) 5
  • Michel Fabrizio (I) 4
  • Lorenzo Lanzi (I) 3
  • Shane Byrne (GB) 2
  • Mauro Lucchiari (I) 2
  • Marco Lucchinelli (I) 2
  • Stephane Mertens (B) 2
  • Anthony Gobert (AUS) 1
  • Garry McCoy (AUS) 1
  • Andreas Meklau (A) 1
  • John Reynolds (GB) 1
  • James Whitham (GB) 1

Total World Superbike Riders’ titles with Ducati: 13

  • Carl Fogarty (GB) 4
  • Troy Bayliss (AUS) 3
  • Doug Polen (USA) 2
  • Troy Corser (AUS) 1
  • James Toseland (GB) 1
  • Raymond Roche (F) 1
  • Neil Hodgson (GB) 1

Total World Superbike Manufacturers’ titles for Ducati: 16

  1. 1991
  2. 1992
  3. 1993
  4. 1994
  5. 1995
  6. 1996
  7. 1998
  8. 1999
  9. 2000
  10. 2001
  11. 2002
  12. 2003
  13. 2004
  14. 2006
  15. 2008
  16. 2009

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Posted: 01/08/2011 at 20:08

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