Of all the one-make racing series in India, the Ducati India Race Cup is the most expensive and fastest series of them all. The venue for the meet will be India’s premier racing circuit, the Buddh International Circuit, and the race will be held over the same weekend as the final round of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019 in October.
While there will just be a single race, the grid will comprise of Panigales and SuperSports only. Ducati India is still working out how exactly the categorisation will be, given that there any umpteen versions of the Panigale and the SuperSport is no match for its sportier twin on the racetrack. More details will become clear as we start nearing the race date in October. Until then, here’s what the company press release states.
Ducati India announces its first ever Ducati India Race Cup
- The race will be held during Oct 2019 at BIC, Greater Noida along with the season finale of Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019
- The race will be one make, with Ducati Panigale and SuperSport range of motorcycles eligible for the grid
New Delhi, 22nd January 2019: Luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati India today announced its very first Ducati India Race Cup here in India. The race will be held alongside the season finale of Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019 and will be held in October 2019 at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.
This will be the very first time that the Ducati India Race Cup will take place along with Volkswagen Motorsport India’s Ameo Cup race. With the collaboration of Ducati India and Volkswagen Motorsport India, there would be Ducati riders aboard Panigale and SuperSport motorcycles competing for top honors at the Buddh International Circuit.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “In 2018, Ducati showcased its racing DNA by winning at the JK Tyre National Superbike Racing Championship and now, Ducati is proud to bring its very own one make race along with Volkswagen Motorsport India. This year, we are also looking to organize not just another DRE Track day but are also working on having certified DRE instructors in India itself so that they can provide individual training to keen Ducati riders before the race. Ducati India is thankful to Volkswagen Motorsports India for this collaboration.”
Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India added “The Volkswagen Group with its diverse portfolio offers us opportunities to collaborate within the brands and come up with racing properties that cater to a wider audience. I am glad that we are taking the first step towards creating a power-packed event along with Ducati India and really looking forward to working on many more events in the future.”
The Ducati Race Cup is especially introduced in India to provide the opportunity of riding on the race track for all Ducati owners and to develop the sport in India. The Ducati Race Cup will have one qualifying race on the 5th of October followed by the race on 6th October.
Ducati India will open entries for the Panigale and SuperSport owners for the inaugural season of 2019. More details on the eligibility and the entry forms will be available at the Ducati India website shortly.