JK Tyre FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship 2018: Guruvider Singh Matharu, Deepak Ravi Kumar secure first and third position on Ducati Panigale V4 at BIC Noida
Riders on the Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati, swept the first and third positions at the 21st edition of JK Tyre FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship 2018 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Noida, Delhi-NCR.
Ducati India’s riders Gurvinder Singh Matharu from Redline Racing and Chennai’s Deepak Ravi Kumar successfully achieved the first and third position in the superbike category aboard the Ducati Panigale V4 S and Panigale V4 both running on OEM stock fitments respectively. Also, Neharika Yadav, India’s leading litre class lady rider also participated on Ducati 959 Panigale successfully finishing the race.
Sergi Canovas Managing Director of Ducati India said, “This is the first time Ducati supported riders at the JK Tyre Racing Championship and it turned out to be worthwhile living up to the expectations. We are glad to have Gurvinder and Deepak as our pilot riders on Ducati Panigale V4 S and V4 respectively. Both of them outshined and dominated the race weekend on the Ducati Panigale V4’s. We look forward to participation next year and further showcase the Ducati’s racing DNA.”
Ducati Panigale V4 is the first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP. Powering the Panigale V4, the Desmosedici Stradale engine is a 1,103 cm³ 90° V4 with Desmodromic timing, delivering a maximum of 214 hp at 13,000 rpm, making the Panigale V4 the most powerful bike in the segment, yet easy to handle thanks to a torque of 12.6 Kgm at 10,000 rpm. It’s a bike that begins an exciting new chapter in the Ducati story, a new “symphony” of all-Italian performance and emotion.
The JK Racing India Series is the premium category in the JK Tyre Racing Championship. Launched in 1997 by JK Tyre has now become the revered launch pad for budding motorsport talents in the country. JK Tyre took upon itself to package and design the Championship to suit the masses, which was earlier regarded for elite. Despite raising the bar each time, the JKNRC remains the most cost-effective programs not only in India but in the world.
Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been manufacturing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. With its factory located in Bologna’s Borgo Panigale district, in 2016 Ducati celebrated 90 years since it was founded. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, SuperSport and Panigale. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons representing what the world knows as “Made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries globally. Breaking all records for the company, in 2017 Ducati delivered 55,871 bikes to customers. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike, Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles. Ducati has been competing in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.