This year Belgian racing team Alstare, one of the top crews in WSBK, ended a 14-year relationship with Suzuki Racing. Alstare’s new partner is Ducati Corse S.r.l. Earlier this month, SBK Ducati Alstare revealed the livery of the new 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R WSBK that will compete in the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season starting on the 24th. The Panigale R replaces the 1098R as Ducati‘s premiere production-based racing motorcycle and the team’s two official riders are Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini.
The new graphics, mostly in traditional Ducati red, were designed by Alstare in collaboration with Ducati.
“I can only be pleased and optimistic with a team like this, and a bike of this level, with our two riders and a team of friends and sponsors that will support us throughout this demanding season,” says Ducati Alstare team owner, Francis Batta.