- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 06 July 2012
Some of Ducati’s greatest Past Masters will attend next week’s festival of 1000 bikes at Mallory Park.
The Vintage Motorcycle Club will again host this classic track weekend at Mallory Park 0n 6/7/8 July with the popular Past Masters track sessions featuring prominently on the Sunday.
The highlight of these sessions will be the Ducati World Superbike showcase featuring a collection of some of the biggest names from Ducati’s racing heritage. Ducati World Champions Carl Fogarty and Neil Hodgson headline an all star line-up that includes ex factory riders Marco Luchinelli, Dario Marchetti and Frankie Chilli.
Chilli and Fogarty will share a track for the first time since the days of their fierce rivalry of the late 90’s and one of Ducati’s most revered champions, Paul Smart, will join them on a 750SS celebrating 40 years since his famous win at the Imola 200.
It is not only the riders that will be the stars of the show as the Ducati session includes some of the brand’s historical race bikes. Neil Hodgson and Davide Tardozzi will be riding ex-factory 999R’s, Frankie Chili and Dario Marchetti will be riding ex factory 996’s, whilst Malcolm Wheeler will be riding his fully restored 750TT. Other notable entries are an ex-factory 888 belonging to John Hackett, a Ducati Supermono ridden by Alan Cathcart, a 750 F1 belonging to John Raybould and special edition 1199 S Panigale ridden by Carl Fogarty.
Randy Mamola will be also be starring at the event, taking Riders for Health auction winners on laps of the circuit on the Ducati UK ‘Dual Seat’ 1198 SP.
The full Ducati World Superbike Showcase list includes
ALAN CATHCART DUCATI SUPERMONO
PF “FRANKIE” CHILI WORKS DUCATI 996
CARL FOGARTY DUCATI PANIGALE
JOHN HACKETT DUCATI 888
NEIL HODGSON DUCATI 999R
MARCO LUCCHINELLI DUCATI HYPERMOTARD
DARIO MARCHETTI DUCATI 996
JOHN RAYBOULD DUCATI 750F1
PAUL SMART DUCATI 750SS
DAVIDE TARDOZZI DUCATI 999
MALC WHEELER DUCATI 750TT2
The Ducati World Superbike showcase session takes place at 2.15pm on Sunday 8th July and there will be chances to meet the stars throughout the weekend including official signing & appearance times on both Saturday and Sunday.For full listings and descriptions of the bikes visit: www.vmcc.net/1000bikes