The Ducati 848 Challenge will be an official partner series to the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
The Challenge builds on the successful foundations of the 2010 season and will visit BSB tracks Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Cadwell Park as well as the classic international venues of Assen and Monza.
The series will consist of sixteen races, run over five televised BSB rounds, two overseas rounds and the annual Castle Combe motorcycle meeting.
The championship winner will collect a new 848 Evo in the stunning Dark Stealth livery as well as a two-day course at the California Superbike School.
Other prizes include a Bianchi Race Bicycle, Ducati Performance Vouchers, testing with a BSB team and other prizes soon to be announced.
The 2011 848 Challenge will be fully supported and operated by Ducati UK and will be offering a generous race package that will include the series registration within the price of a new 848 Evo (2010 SRP £9,995 for Dark Stealth*).
Ducati UK Managing Director Tim Maccabee said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for competitors to showcase their talents at some of the best tracks in the UK and Europe supporting probably the best domestic championship in the world.
BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs added: “Ducati is a hugely prestigious brand and a racing championship utilising the stunning Evo model will certainly enhance the BSB event weekend.”
Registration for the series is now open and interested riders should contact the Series Administrator Jason Boswell on email@example.com or 07791 693307.
1 April 22,23,24,25 Brands Hatch
2 May 6,7,8 tbc Assen
3 July 9, 10 Monza tbc
4 August 5, 6, 7 Brands Hatch
5 August 27, 28, 29 Cadwell park
6 September 3 Castle Combe
7 September 23, 24, 25 Silverstone Arena GP
8 October 7, 8, 9 Brands Hatch