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The Breakup is Official – Now What? | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net

The Breakup is Official – Now What? | Vicki's View Blog on Ducati.net | Ductalk Ducati News | Scoop.it
After weeks of rumors, Ducati and Alstare have terminated the partnership.  Factors cited include the global economic downturn, standard code for loss of a main sponsor and lack of money momentum going into 2014.  But the relationship with Francis Batta has been rocky for some time. The 2013 SBK season was the worst in Ducati’s history – Ducati for the first time failing to win a race. The team was riddled with rider injuries and and the fundamental issues of where to lay the blame – was it the bike or was it the riders – reported to be an ongoing disagreement with Ducati management.  Despite reported efforts to reconcile, the relationship was terminated early by “common agreement”.
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