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Not Homologated: Ducati 1199 Panigale & MV Agusta F3

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UPDATE: On 2/10/2012, the FIM released an updated homologation list, which includes the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S for racing in the World Superstock 1000 Cup.

The regulations for the 2012 World Superbike Championship are out, and two names are noticeably not present from the homologation lists for World Superbike and World Supersport: the Ducati 1199 Panigale and the MV Agusta F3. That’s right, the two biggest motorcycles to debut in 2012 have not yet been blessed to compete in this season’s two premier production motorcycle racing classes.

For Ducatisti, the news shouldn’t come as too large of a surprise, since Ducati Corse has been clear that the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale would not compete in WSBK in its first year on the market, and instead would be developed in the World Superstock 1000 Cup for 2012. However, the FIM does not list the Ducati 1199 Panigale as homologated for WSTK either, listing instead the Ducati 1098R & 1098S respectively for both WSBK and WSTK.







For MV Agusta fans, this news could carry a bit more weight. With rumors circulating that Alstare Racing could pick up the reigns on an MV Agusta factory team on a 2012 MV Agusta F3 World Supersport entry, that hope seems now all but six-feet under. Making an announcement on her Facebook page, Patricia Dethor (wife of Alstare Team Principal Francis Batta) tipped the news that Alstare Racing would be taking a sabbatical from racing for 2012. This confirmed WBSK paddock gossip that a deal between Alstare and MV Agusta had fallen through, and could explain why the MV Agusta F3 has not been homologated for the series.

With this news already creating a stir on message forums and blogs, it’s important to note that the FIM’s recently released list of homologated entries is not the definitive entry list for racing in 2012, and can be updated at any point in time during the season. It is expected that Ducati will homologate the Panigale for WSTK in the coming weeks, though it seems unlikely that the MV Agusta F3 will go through similar paperwork.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale in Superstock Trim:







Bikes Homologated for World Superbike
Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory : January 2009 – Present
BMW S 1000 RR : January 2009 – Present
Ducati 1098R : January 2008 – Present
Honda CBR 1000 RR : January 2008 – Present
Kawasaki ZX-10R : January 2008 – Present
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 : January 2009 – Present
Yamaha YZF R1 : January 2009 – Present

Bikes Homologated for World Supersport 600 & World Superstock 600:
Honda CBR 600 RR : January 2009 – Present
Kawasaki ZX-6R : January 2009 – Present
Suzuki GSX-R 600 : January 2008 – Present
Triumph Daytona 675 : January 2009 – fin
Triumph Daytona 675 R : January 2011 – Present
Yamaha YZF R6 : January 2008 – Present

Bikes Homologated for World Superstock 1000 Formula EWC (FIM Endurance):
Aprilia RSV4 1000 Factory : January 2009 – Present
Aprilia RSV4 1000 APRC Factory : December 2011– Present
BMW S 1000 RR : January 2009 – Present
Ducati 1198S: January 2009 – Present
Honda CBR 1000 RR : January 2008 – Present
Kawasaki ZX-10R : January 2008 – Present
KTM RC8 : March 2008 – Present
KTM RC8R : March 2009 – Present
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 : January 2009 – Present
Yamaha YZF R1 : January 2009 – Present

Source: FIM; Photos: © 2011 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0













Jensen Beeler

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