Stunning Superbikes Storm Mid-Ohio

The Ducati Superbike Concorso now heads to its last round

Cupertino, California (August 7, 2008) - Ducati North America is pleased to announce the winners of the Superbike Concorso's third round, which was held last weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The Mid-Ohio entry list included some exceptional bikes. The overall win and the trip for two to the Ducati factory went to Alan Wilzig, for his pristine 1974 750 Sport. Alan may have won the competition, but story of the weekend went to Ducatisti Kevin Drum and Amy Chraston; whose surprise wedding proposal (and immediate acceptance) in the middle of the Superbike Concorso display on Saturday brought cheers from the delighted crowd.

The People's Choice award came down to vintage vs. current Superbikes and ended with a scant two vote difference. The winner was Tom Beasley for his 1986 Ducati F1b in Tricolore livery. This tipped the judging and earned Tom and his F1 the Cook Nelson Award as well. But in this case the loser was also a winner when Michael Smith's beautiful 1098 S track machine was awarded the Casey Stoner class prize.

Other awards included:
Bella Award - Edwin Vanaman, 1998 916 Senna
Passion Award Sponsored by Motorcyclist Magazine - Chris Calovini, 2000 996
Bayliss Award - Tom Perko, 1997 916SPS

The final round of the Superbike Concorso will be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway September 12 -14th, 2008, on the FIM MotoGP World Championship Weekend.

Full contest details, additional information and entry forms can be found at www.ducatisuperbikeconcorso.com

Founded in 1926, Ducati builds racing-inspired motorcycles characterized by unique engine features, innovative design, advanced engineering and overall technical excellence. The Company produces motorcycles in five market segments which vary in their technical and design features and intended customers: Superbike, Hypermotard, Monster, Sportclassic, and Multistrada. The Company's motorcycles are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide, with a primary focus in the Western European, Japan and North American markets. Ducati has won fourteen World Superbike titles and more individual victories than the competition put together. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at www.ducati.com

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