Your chance to design Hodgson’s Ducati superbike paintscheme

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Here’s a unique opportunity to help shape how Neil Hodgson and James Toseland’s GSE Racing Ducatis will look in next year’s World Superbike championship.

Use your artistic skills to come up with a paintscheme and the best you come up with will influence the final look of the 996Rs.

And the best design of all will also earn you a VIP weekend at either Silverstone or Brands Hatch for the WSB round next year.

You do have to stick to the three colours the team uses: orange, blue and white, but there is no restriction on the shades and how and where the colours are applied. Go for metal flake if you like.

Team boss Colin Wright said: ” The design we used this year was never really anything more than a stop-gap paintjob because we were waiting for a title sponsor to come on board.

” Now we have HM Plant as our main sponsor for next year we can put a lot more thought into it. ”

The team has to have the final design to the spray-painters at Born to be Wild by November 9, 2001 so the bikes can be ready for winter testing in December.

Remember the most important part of the design is that is should be clean and easily visible on television and in pictures. And remember that TV and photographs make whatever shade of colour is used look far darker than in reality. White spaces for numberplates on the nosesection and both sides of the tailpiece should be incorporated into your design.

Click to enlarge the line-drawing, right, if you need some guidance. You can either print it out and send it to Andy Downes, MCN, Media House, Lynchwood, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough, PE2 6EA, or if you have the technical skills and the relevant programmes, paint it on screen and send the result as a jpeg attachment to

The best will feature on this site, too.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff