FARMINGDALE, NJ – December 13, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Bel-Ray Company, Inc. – the leading USA-based lubrication manufacturing company is pleased to announce their relationship with Althea Racing Ducati in World Superbike competition for the 2012 and 2013 racing seasons.
For the 2012 racing season Althea Racing Ducati will feature defending World Superbike Champion, Carlos Checa and 2011 World Superstock 1000 Champion, Davide Giugliano. Both will be on the Ducati 1198 world superbike machine. Checa won the 2011 title in convincing fashion with 15 wins and 21 podiums in the 26 events held during the season.
The collaboration between Althea Racing Ducati and Bel-Ray will bring the United States manufacturer’s 60 plus years of experience in the specialty lubricants business to the top notch racing team. World Superbike racing features the world’s best racers on production based machinery ensuring a close connection between the fans and the racing on the track. This close connection makes World Superbike racing the perfect platform to show Bel-Ray’s technical superiority.
“The addition of Althea Racing Ducati to Bel-Ray’s growing list of teams only cements our commitment to professional racing on a global scale. The ability to prove the performance and quality of Bel-Ray lubricants at the highest levels of racing is paramount to Bel-Ray as a company,” said Bel-Ray Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Liquori. “Bel-Ray customers can be confident that the product they are purchasing on the shelf at the local dealer is the same product that World Champions rely on to win” she added.
Genesio Bevilacqua, General Manager of Althea Racing Ducati, is very pleased to have Bel-Ray on board as technical partner. “I hope that the union between Bel-Ray and Althea Racing Ducati Srl, two such professional and passionate companies, will lead to further successes for both parties.”
The Althea Racing Ducati Team will be using Bel-Ray’s complete line of performance lubricants including their high performance EXS Synthetic Ester 4T Engine Oil, their popular Blue Tac Chain Lube and their world famous 6 in 1 Multi Purpose Lubricants during the 2012 season.
Bel-Ray – made in the USA and racing around the world.