Ducati 999R F07 Team Xerox




The World Superbike Championship moves into its twentieth year in 2007. Very little has changed for last year’s championship-winning Ducati Xerox Team, which goes into the new season with renewed hopes of success, by double world champion Troy Bayliss and his Italian team-mate Lorenzo Lanzi, who line up together again.

On the technical front the successful Ducati 999 machine, which enters its final year of world championship racing, also remains the same, apart from an updated version of the idle control in the electronics package. With title sponsor Xerox also on board for a third successive year, the Ducati Xerox Team is gearing up for what promises to be another splendid year of World Superbike racing.

Bayliss and Lanzi will race the 999 F07 in 2007. Bayliss entry into the factory Ducati World Superbike team in 2000 came about following Carl Fogarty’s career-ending crash in 2000. Sixth overall in his first season was followed by the Australian’s domination in 2001 as he took the title. His twelve wins in 2006 are testimony to the incredible competitiveness of the Australian and he lines up for the next two seasons with the Ducati Xerox Team. A reconfirmed Lorenzo Lanzi has been in terrific form over the winter, recapturing the sort of performance that initially earned him his place in the factory Ducati squad for 2006. Now it just remains for the 25 year-old Italian to confirm those testing results in this year’s races.

Source Ducati.com 2007