Ducati, the iconic Italian manufacturer, has clinched its 19th Manufacturer Title in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The 2023 WorldSBK season saw Ducati deliver a thrilling performance, dominating the track with an impressive set of statistics. They have accumulated an astounding 23 wins, 23 fastest laps, 3 pole position, and a staggering 39 podium appearances over the course of their 2023 campaign.
Key to Ducati’s success has been the outstanding performance of their riders, who consistently secured crucial points for the manufacturer. 2022 WorldSBK Champion and current Championship leader Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.It Racing – Ducati), teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi, Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing), and Danilo Petrucci (Barni Spark Racing Team) contributed significantly to Ducati’s triumphant season.
This victory not only solidifies Ducati’s status as a powerhouse in WorldSBK but also underscores their unwavering commitment to excellence. As they celebrate their 19th Manufacturer Title, Ducati reaffirms their position as a dominant force in the world of Superbike racing.
Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager)
“Today is a really important day for us. For the second consecutive year, Ducati are the best manufacturer in WorldSBK with the Panigale V4 R, but not only that. The Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team rider Nicolo Bulega was crowned World Supersport Champion and for the first time we too are Champions in WorldSSP with the Panigale V2, which made its debut in the World Championship last year. We are extremely proud of these results, a sign of the great commitment we have always put into the production-based World Championship. I thank all the men and women at Ducati Corse who, with passion, did their job impeccably. Congratulations to Nicolo and his team for this incredible success and a special thank you to our WorldSBK and WorldSSP riders, who with their results, have allowed us to reach these goals. Now we just have to stay focussed: the WorldSBK riders’ title is still open, and we will do our utmost to defend the title obtained by Alvaro last year.”