The dates and venues for the 2012 Ducati 848 Challenge have now been announced with a calendar incorporating some of the best circuits both in the UK and abroad.
The Ducati 848 Challenge will again consist of eight rounds and sixteen races, including six British Superbike rounds, as well as the now traditional two overseas rounds. The series kicks off at the British Superbikes opener at Brands Hatch on the 6/7/8 of April before returning to Assen for a third consecutive year on the 11/12/13 May. The Championship then makes its first visit to the Snetterton 300 circuit before the round of the season at Misano and the famous World Ducati Week.
The second half of the season is equally enticing as the Championship heads to Oulton Park and Donington Park for the first time, with Cadwell Park sandwiched in between before the end of season finale at Ducati UK’s home circuit, Silverstone on the 29/30 September.
The 2012 Calendar gives Ducati 848 Challenge riders a fantastic selection of circuits with three World Championship circuits in the UK but also the two away rounds at Assen held during the ‘Ducati Club Races’, Europe’s biggest amateur race meeting followed by a trip to Misano during the biannual Ducati festival, World Ducati Week attended by 60,000 passionate Ducatisti.
The Ducati 848 Challenge heads into its third year, firmly established amongst race fans as one of the premier one-make series seen on UK circuits. 2011 saw some incredibly close and exciting racing and 2012 promises to see more of the same. Again the winner of the Championship will receive an 848EVO whilst second prize will consist of a full set of Ducati riding gear and third prize a set of Ducati leathers.
Neil Hodgson takes over the reins of Series Ambassador and will be present to mentor some of the younger riders as well as offer advice to those more experienced competitors.
7, 8 & 9 April Brands Hatch Indy (BSB) 11, 12 & 13 May Assen TT (DCN 25, 26 & 27 May Snetterton 300 (BSB) 22, 23 & 24 June Misano (WDW) 6, 7 & 8 July Oulton Park (BSB) 25, 6 & 27 August Cadwell Park (BSB) 7, 8 & 9 September Donington Park GP (BSB) 28, 29 & 30 September Silverstone GP (BSB)