300 - Ducati hits the mark!
Date published : 02 Aug 2011 - 07:38:54
Carlos Checa's win in race 1 at Silverstone marked the 300 race win milestone for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.
Ducati's historic achievement of 300 race wins in the World Superbike Championship started with victory for Marco Lucchinelli in the very first event at Donington Park, England in 1988 and continued as 25 more Ducati-mounted riders wrote themselves into the pages of motorcycle racing history; riders of the calibre of Carl Fogarty, Doug Polen, Raymond Roche, Troy Corser, Giancarlo Falappa, Neil Hodgson, Pierfrancesco Chili, Ben Bostrom, James Toseland, Noriyuki Haga and many others up until the legendary Troy Bayliss and the latest World Championship leader, Carlos Checa.
To complete the collection of statistics, those 300 victories have also generated 155 Ducati pole positions, 753 podiums, 13 Rider's and 16 Manufacturers' World Championship titles.