Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ducati 848 Challenge 2010

Hi Everyone, Chris has asked me to introduce myself as the official Ducati Manchester entrant into the this years new and exciting Ducati 848 Challenge.

Chris and the team have been kind enough to help me this year, and I'm over the moon that i have the support from the official Ducati Dealer of the year.

The Ducati 848 Challenge is a UK based race series with a major difference because it incorporates events at Assen in Holland and a double header at Misano in Italy during World Ducati Week.

This is a new race series from experienced-hand Chris Bushell (Ducati Desmo Due series organiser for past five-years) in conjunction with Ducati UK and the New Era club. "This is a race series for modern bikes with 125-130bhp run to Superstock rules," explained Chris. "The big news is the chance to race at the World Ducati Weekend in front of 50,000+ Ducati fans at Misano.

The race calendar visits some of the best circuits in the UK including Silverstone, which when combined with Assen and Misano means we are racing on three MotoGP tracks. Oulton Park and Brands Hatch BSB rounds will feature TV coverage.

The confirmed race calendar for the 2010 season is:

25th April - Silverstone
1-3rd May - Oulton Park - BSB round
31st May Assen - Ducati Club Nederland races
12-13th June - Misano - World Ducati Weekend
17/18th July - Snetterton
7/8th August - Brands Hatch - BSB round
11th September - Castle Combe
2/3rd October - Cadwell Park

I will be keeping a diary of all the action from receipt of the bike, changing it to a race machine, and all the highs and lows of the season ahead.

So please keep coming back to check for the latest news and I look forward to posting the progress shortly......

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ducati Manchester Scoop Two Awards

I have just returned from the annual Ducati Conference and am pleased and proud to announce that Ducati Manchester returned with 2 awards for 2009. Ducati Manchester was awarded with the Most Sales in the UK for 2009 which is huge achievement and something I am personally proud of. Customer Service and providing 'that little bit extra' that I would expect when buying a Ducati is what we strive for and selling more Ducati's than any other dealer in the UK is an achievement that i put down to being a solus Ducati Store and our passion for Ducati. We also won the most prestigious award of 'DEALER OF THE YEAR' which I would like to thank all our staff, Ben, Adam, Mike, Mark, Andy, Cate, Sammy, Sergio and Ian that without their dedication and enthusiasm we would not have won this award. I would also like to thank all our customers who have joined 'our family' for their continued support and enthusiasm to all the events, trackdays, ride outs and drinking all our coffee! Without you our dream would not be possible. 2010 will be an exciting year for Ducati and I look forward to meeting many new Ducati owners and seeing you all soon.

Sincere Thanks

Chris Booth