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Moto Rapido Ducati
Moto Rapido Ducati
Steve Moore


The Moto Rapido Ducati team progressed to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in 2011 after a season in the National Superstock 1000 Championship with Scott Smart.

Moto Rapido Racing, a small dealer-based team started by owner Steve Moore has been involved in club level racing with Ducati since 2003. They moved to national level racing in 2009 when Smart joined them to race the Ducati 1198 in the Superstock 1000 class. The team moved up to the Superbike Evo class in 2011 with Smart and with their strong links to Ducati UK and the Italian factory's racing divisions they had a strong season.

The Winchester-based dealership, Moto Rapido Ducati, celebrated their strongest campaign to date in MCE BSB in 2015, claiming their first podium finish at the Brands Hatch season finale with John Hopkins and followed it up with multiple podium finishes last season.

Hopkins was ruled out at the final round through injury but the team are looking forward to welcoming Taylor Mackenzie for the forthcoming campaign.


Steve Moore


This time I wasn't going to miss out on John so we started talking right after the last race of 2016. The last time he was in the team we had consistently great lap times and even our first podium. Importantly the fit with John, our team and the Panigale was perfect. John’s very aggressive riding style and the Ducati work well together so I will be expecting top results. “BSB is going to be one of the toughest classes in any motorsport competition in 2017 with top class riders making up all the points scoring positions. It's a cruel class where being fractions of a second off put you at the back. I know we have the bike with some good updates for 2017 from Ducati Corse and a very good technical team, so I needed a rider who is very fast, is familiar with the pressure of the championship and loves the Panigale - so of course John was my obvious choice. “Myself, the team and sponsors are very happy and I'm sure our fans will be too. We had a shocking 2016 but taking positives we have proven the bike’s speed and reliability plus tested many new parts. I'm really looking forward to John jumping on the 2017 spec bike and can't wait to go testing now. Steve Moore, Team Owner

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