Friday, March 28, 2008
Ducati 1098R to take part in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours race
Set up by two Ducati dealers – Zone Rouge 18 and Ducati Chambourcy – Team DERT (Ducati Endurance Racing Team), in partnership with Gulf, will be fielding a Ducati 1098R in at least three endurance racing world championship races. Ridden by Aurélien Bantigny, Jérémie Rasting and Thierry Mulot, the 1098R will race in the open category at the 24 Hours Le Mans, 6 Hours Albacete and the Bol d’Or endurance racing events.
When the 24 Hours Le Mans race kicks off on the 19th of April this year, Team DERT’s Ducati 1098R is likely to be the only Italian twin-cylinder motorcycle on the grid. The 1098R-based 1098 F08 racer has already gotten off to a good start in WSBK, so we hope the 1098R will also do well in Le Mans and other endurance races!