News 21 Dec 2010

Checa's Althea Ducati WSBK contender launched in Italy

Here's the Althea Ducati that Carlos Checa will ride in 2011.

Here's the Althea Ducati that Carlos Checa will ride in 2011.

The Althea Racing Team has unveiled the new livery of its 2011 model Ducati 1198 to be piloted by Spanish rider Carlos Checa during the 2011 Superbike World Championship.

The presentation took place last week, during ‘Termignoni Day’, held at the exhaust company’s new headquarters in Predosa in northern Italy.

“Termignoni Day was the ideal occasion in which to unveil our new 2011 colours,” commented team manager and owner Genesio Bevilacqua.

“It was already our intention to exhibit the bike at the party and so we were very happy to receive an invite and to be able to present the bike at such a unique event.”

Despite freezing temperatures, there was an impressive turn-out, with members of the public and industry figures alike lining up for a glimpse of the new-look bike, characterised by its red and white paint job.

The bike was unveiled by team representative Moreno Coppola and Luigi Termignoni. Ernesto Marinelli, Superbike project manager for Ducati, was also present.

Additional red features on the Althea bike for 2011 indicate the team’s closer ties with Ducati Corse after its factory team pulled out for next season.