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Brands Hatch BSB to host Panigale V4 racing prototype demonstration

Ducati MotoGP test rider Michele Pirro will ride demonstration laps on Saturday and Sunday

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Submitted by Simon Hancocks on Thu, 11/10/2018 - 18:31

Michele Pirro

This weekend’s final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship will include an exclusive demonstration of the all-new Panigale V4 racing prototype ahead of its debut in the series next season.
 
2018 Italian Superbike champion Michele Pirro has been instrumental in bringing MotoGP technology to the V4 through the testing he has completed with the Ducati Corse team.
 
The demonstration laps take place on both Saturday and Sunday, fans the chance to sample the look and sound of the new bike as a preview to 2019 when the racing version of the Panigale V4 will contest both British and World Superbike Championships for the first time.

Pirro said: "I'm really happy to take part in this event at the last round of the championship at Brands Hatch. It’s an historical circuit and I have good memories here. I'm really pleased to meet the British fans and show them the bike that will start a new era for Ducati in Superbike.
 
“It's a motorbike that brings all the MotoGP experience within and I'm so happy to be a part of this project. At World Ducati Week I could already appreciate the capabilities of the road bike and I'm sure that the new Superbike will bring great satisfaction to the fans.”

Managing Director of Ducati UK, Tim Maccabee commented: “We are really pleased to be able to feature this public outing of the V4 race prototype at Brands Hatch. It has been a special place for Ducati over the years, providing some great results and great memories in our racing history. It is an experience I am sure that British fans will enjoy this weekend and taster of things to come next year.”

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