Another 1098 in Superstock

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The Buildbase Ducati team of Keiran Clarke and John Laverty won’t be the only ones running 1098s in the National Superstock series this year.

Michael Pensavalle, the 27 year-old from Low Moor, Bradford, is also racing one of the all-new Ducatis in the series.

So dedicated to this new venture Pensavalle has sold his car and caravan in order to finance the purchase of the all-new Ducati.

He said “After a nightmare 2006 season, with the collapse of NY Racing, and then the shoulder injury, I was ready to call it a day and maybe just do the odd race.  Then, with the offer of help from  Billy Langton of WLRacing, I decided to contest the full 2007 season on the 1098. I can’t wait to test the bike and then start racing again at Brands at Easter.

The last time Pensavalle rode a Ducati was in 2004, and he’s hoping to repeat the success he had, riding a 996 Ducati to the New Era Club Sound of Thunder title and runner-up place in the Pro Bike Championship.

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin