WorldSBK Staff |
Althea Racing unveiled its 2022 Ducati Panigale V2 on Saturday as it returns to the World Superbike paddock after a two-year absence.
Returning to contest the newly adapted Supersport World Championship, Althea will manage 2019 runner-up Federico Caricasulo as the Ravenna rider moves to Bologna machines for the coming season after five years with Yamaha.
“I was immediately happy to race with Althea Racing, a team rich in experience and with an incredible track record,” Caricasulo said of this new opportunity.
“My first impressions of the bike and the team were good and the first tests carried out convinced me even more that I had made the right choice. The bike is beautiful and I already feel at home. I hope I can make Genesio Bevilacqua and the boys proud of me.
“We came back for the fun of it,” confirmed Team Manager Bevilacqua.
“The guys asked me for a challenge and Supersport is the right category to test us in the way we like the most: experience and personal skills rather than technology and unlimited means.
“We want to be the immediate protagonists of this “new generation”, with the lightness but also the seriousness that has always distinguished us. We have chosen the right challenge, the right driver and the right partners and we are sure that we can bring the DNA of Althea Racing back to the track.