Aug 2015
Victory in Schleiz: Forés on the racing line again
Landsberg am Lech, 04 August 2015 – Bright sunshine, one of the most beautiful and demanding natural racetracks in Germany and both 3C Racing Team riders on the podium – one of them on the top step. In front of a dream crowd of 34,700 spectators, Xavi Forés won the first IDM Superbike heat at the Schleizer Dreieck last weekend. And Ducati took the lead in the Manufacturers' Championship too.

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For the roller coaster track in Thüringen, the Spaniard once again opted for the hybrid version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Based on the 2014 chassis and the 2015 electronics, he had already won in Hungary on the bike. Given the advantages offered by the chassis, team colleague Lorenzo Lanzi went for a complete 2014 version. During qualifying, both riders made it into the Superpole. During the ten-minute session, it was decided that Forés would start the race from the first row and Lanzi from the second.

In the end, only Forés and the current overall leader Markus Reiterberger (BMW) were competing for victory in the two heats. During the first race, both riders challenged each other with tactical tricks virtually the whole time. Forés was in the lead over a greater distance. In the third lap from last, Reiterberger stormed ahead but was immediately pushed back into second place. On the last chicane, both riders were neck and neck. Forés crossed the line to turn into the bend and Reiterberger had to back off. And Forés had the better cards when accelerating away again anyway. With a slim lead of just 0.077 seconds, the defending champion was waved across the finishing line in first place. During the presentation ceremony, Xavi was very emotional and dedicated his triumph to his fellow countrymen and racing colleagues who had been killed in an accident at the Moto America two weeks earlier. "There were three of us on the motorbike today."

Forés took the lead early on in the second heat too. However, the 29-year-old was unable to counter after Reiterberger edged past him half way through and finished second after 18 laps. Lorenzo Lanzi finished third twice over the weekend. The points scored by the Panigale riders at the Schleizer Dreieck allowed Ducati to take the lead in the IDM Superbike Manufacturer's Championship. With 370 points, the Italian manufacturer is now ahead of BMW (266) and Yamaha (184). The next race will take place in Assen, the Netherlands this coming weekend (8/9 August 2015).




Jul 2015
The tough times are over; a new hand has been dealt
The 3C-Racing Team is coming back successfully. With his victory at the Hungaroring, the Spaniard, Xavi Forés, has successful started in the second half of the SUPERBIKE*IDM. The first triumph on the Ducati 1199 Panigale R in this year once again casts a new light on the endeavour to defend the title. Thus, despite the current advance of Markus Reiterberger (BMW), the outcome is open once again. The 3C-Racing Team colleague, Lorenzo Lanzi, covered Forés’ back in Hungary during both races and took third place in both cases.


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On the 4381 metre long Hungaroring, Xavi Forés immediately sensed that a victory was possible. In the run-up to the race, the 3C-Racing Team had still been doing tests on the Pannoniaring to lift the Ducati 1199 Panigale R to a higher stage. The decision to enter the race with a hybrid version was taken quickly. That means: the chassis of 2014 was combined with the electronics of 2015. Forés and Lanzi started with identical material and already demonstrated their potential in the Superpole, where the nine fastest drivers of the entire field once again battled for the front starting positions in a separate ten-minute session. Forés won the Superpole for the first time this year. He had a round time of 1:47.579 min and as such was 0.010 sec faster than Reiterberger. Lanzi came in at third position and thereby also secured a position in the first starting row.

In the first heat, Forés was the first to take the corner, and he led the race for a long time, before Reiterberger, following numerous position changes, was successful at asserting himself. In the second heat, Forés, who once again took the lead, made sure this wouldn’t happen again. After 15 rounds, with a lead of 0.113 sec, he was waved aside as the victor. For the 29-year-old, and the entire 3C-Racing Team, this was an incredibly liberating feeling.

Xavi Forés: “The test on the Pannoniaring significantly contributed in further advancing the motorbikes. I had a tough battle with Markus Reiterberger but to take second place, like in the first heat, this is not my goal. In the second heat, I let Reiterberger pass to the middle, to study his line, and then I overtook him again. I knew that he would attack again in the last two rounds, but this time round, his tactic didn’t prove successful.”

Until the next race, the SUPERBIKE*IDM will be granting itself a little break. The race will be resumed on the Schleizer Dreieck, from 31 July to the 2nd of August. On the natural race track, the heats eleven and twelve, of a total of 16 races, will be held.




Jun 2015
Chances secured for shot at the title in second half of the season
To date, in the current SUPERBIKE*IDM season, the 3C racing team has not been granted its first victory with the Ducati 1199 Panigale R yet. However, the defending champion, Xavi Forés, starting from the second position in the overall ranking, still has the chance of taking the lead ahead of the first-placed Markus Reiterberger (BMW) and winning the championship.   


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There were no illusions that defending the SUPERBIKE*IDM title would be easy. Especially the competitors, in the form of BMW and Yamaha, have made progress. After half of the season, the 3C pilots, Xavi Forés and Lorenzo Lanzi, ranked second and third in the overall ranking.


On Nürburgring, following numerous experiments with the material, the team took the decision during the previous weekend that the two drivers should race with different motorbikes. Forés used a hybrid version with the chassis of 2014, the electronics of 2015 and a Superbike-WM fuel tank. Lanzi started with all material from 2014. “The potential of the 2015 material would also have been very attractive, however, there has been no opportunity for thorough testing to date,” says the team boss Karsten Jerschke.


In the two races on the 3618 metre long Grand Prix stretch in the Eifel, Forés and Lorenzo came in at second and third place. However, the two 3C-Racing Team drivers had never before come closer to the championship leader, Markus Reiterberger. Forés was leading the second race of the day for five rounds, before Reiterberger launched a successful attack in the curve at the end of the home stretch.

After 18 rounds, merely 1.7 seconds separated the Spaniard from the winner. At the end, Forés still tried to regain the top position, yet he was hindered at this by drivers he had lapped.


At the Hungaroring in Hungary, the SUPERBIKE*IDM starts the second half of the season from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2015. Until then, the 3C-Racing Team will come to a final conclusion regarding the material to be used and compare all approaches with the 2015 components. “We will do everything possible to turn the tables. Winning the championship title remains our goal. The final result will only be clear in September, with the final in Hockenheim.”














Apr 2015
Two title defenders from the 3C Racing Team are to compete
3C Racing Team title defenders Xavi Forés and Lorenzo Lanzi will take their places once again in the upcoming SUPERBIKE*IDM season. The brand-new Ducati 1199 Panigale R, which was only delivered a week before the start of the race, is eagerly anticipated in team central.


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The 3C Racing Team will rely on its regular drivers from the previous year: the Spaniard Javier "Xavi" Forés and the Italian Lorenzo Lanzi. Forés won the SUPERBIKE*IDM 2014 with an impres-sive lead of 37 points ahead of the competition. He won six races and made it to the podium in all other heats. Lorenzo Lanzi, who only entered the championship later, won the first heat in the finale in Hockenheim. He was ranked ninth overall.



After the outstanding results in the Superbike World Championships, in which Ducati celebrated a grand victory only a few days ago in the Spanish city of Arágon, the 3C Racing Team optimistically set about defending their title in the SUPERBIKE*IDM. Forés in particular has logged enough test kilometres and knows his motorbike inside and out. The 29-year-old represented Davide Giugliano in the Ducati works team in the Superbike World Championships for two heats (Giugliano has been injured since the beginning of February.) 3C Racing Team captain Karsten Jerschke gave permis-sion on short notice for the Spaniard, who reached fifth place, to take part in the race.  

The same motorbikes are driven In the SUPERBIKE*IDM as in the World Championships, up to the regulatory provisions. The 3C Racing Team gets factory materials from Bologna. As in the previous year, the team will be supported by the factory during the season, among others by engineers from Ducati Corse, who will be at the site during the race.

Karsten Jerschke, Team captain: "It's not just a matter of defending the title. Our challengers have grown. We have great respect for the speed of the Yamaha R1M and the Team Yamaha Mo-tor Deutschland, and also for the Team Van Zon Remeha BMW and Markus Reiterberger. Howev-er, the 3C Racing Team isn't entering the race to finish second".   
Calendar of events
01.05. – 03.05.2015 Lausitzring (D)
15.05. – 17.05.2015 Circuit Zolder (B)
29.05. – 31.05.2015 Lausitzring (DTM)
12.06. – 14.06.2015 Nürburgring (D)
03.07. – 05.07.2015 Hungaroring (H)
31.07. – 02.08.2015 Schleizer Dreieck (D)
07.08. – 09.08.2015 TT Circuit Assen (NL)
20.08. – 23.08.2015 MotorsportArena Oschersleben (D)
25.09. – 27.09.2015 Hockenheimring (D)

Apr 2015
3C-Racing Team Pilot Xavi Forés at the WSBK in Aragon and Assen
The current German master, Xavi Forés from the 3C-Racing Team, will be we be taking the starting line at the World Superbike races in Aragone and Assen for the Ducati Superbike works team. Thereby, Xavi Forés will be replacing Davide Giugliano, who is still injured.


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Kicking off the season in the Motorland Aragón with a championship race before a domestic audience is something really special. The 3C-Racing Team are delighted to have this unique opportunity along with their pilot and wish him plenty of success for the race.

In addition to the preparation done by the 3C-Racing Team, – the test drives for the IDM are taking place in April – the current German master will already be able to drive a few kilometres before the kick-off of this year’s SUPERBIKE*IDM.

During the first weekend in May, there is going to be a showdown of the highest motorcycle sports class taking place at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz.
Feb 2015
3C-Racing Team honoured at DMSB champions’ gala in Wiesbaden
At the start of the new motorsport year 2015, 3C-Racing Team receives further honours after winning its first title as IDM champion in 2014.

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Last Friday, as part of the champions’ gala of the German motorsport association (DMSB) in Wiesbaden, the team was honoured for its successes by DMSB president Wolfgang Glas. In a festive atmosphere at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden and in front of over 400 invited guests, 3C-Racing Team received the DMSB cup for the title of drivers’ and manufacturers’ champions in the SUPERBIKE*IDM superbike class.
Dec 2014
The 3C-Racing Team wishes Merry Christmas!
Dear friends and racing fans,

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Our team for the upcoming season will shortly be presented here.

Together with you we are looking forward to an exciting and fascinating season 2015.

Your 3C-Racing Team
Oct 2014
3C-Racing Team makes a remarkable World Championship debut
The 3C team made a remarkably successful debut on the international stage with four top-10 placings at the World Superbike meeting in Magny Cours.

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The open practice session on Friday was held under sunny conditions and all the riders in the 3C-Racing Team wanted to put in as many laps as possible. Apart from a short practice session in Mugello beforehand, they had hardly had a chance to get a feel for the new WSBK bike. This was a major handicap because there is a considerable difference between the engines and chassis of the IDM and WSBK bikes.

The 3C-Racing Team was supported in the pits by five Ducati engineers and its IDM partners Öhlins and Pirelli. Both companies sent their technicians from the IDM series to Magny Cours to provide the best possible support for the wild card start of the IDM-winning 3C Racing Team.

Xavi Forés qualified directly for the superpole 2, whilst Max Neukirchner and Lorenzo Lanzi had to take the long route via the superpole 1. Neukirchner (12th position) lined up with Forés (11th position) on the fourth row of the starting grid. Lanzi ended up starting from 15th position.

It rained non-stop on the Sunday of the meeting and both legs turned into wet races. Forés rode brilliantly and had the chance of finishing in the top 5 in both races. However, he fell in the first race whilst lying in 6th place and unfortunately also had to drop out of the second race with a technical defect.

Neukirchner secured his best World Championship placings since 2009 with 6th and 9th positions and thus earned the 3C-Racing Team two top 10 places on its first World Championship appearance.

Lanzi lived up to his reputation as a rain specialist. In the first race at Magny Cours he crossed the finishing line immediately behind Davide Giugliano (Ducati works team) in 8th position and thus one place ahead of Neukirchner. Lanzi managed an even bigger sensation in the second race by finishing 5th, his converted IDM 3C-Racing Team machine was the best placed Ducati in this race – over 40 seconds in front of the works machine of Chaz Davies (9th position).

Team boss Karsten Jerschke: "The technical level and the riding skills in World Superbike racing are very impressive. It's exciting to have so much competition all of a sudden, the gaps between all the riders are minimal. All in all, 3C was able to keep up with the world's elite. From a standing start, the team has conjured up a bike capable of taking on the best in the world on a completely different basis to that in the IDM series. In view of the fact that the competition has had a whole year to fine-tune their machines, our result is almost sensational."
Oct 2014
Ducati thanks the 3C-Racing Team for an outstanding season
This year's INTERMOT fair in Cologne formed the perfect backdrop for presenting the season's SUPERBIKE*IDM winners. Ducati thanked the 3C-Racing Team for its magnificent result in the SUPERBIKE*IDM, in which it provided the champion, the runner-up and won the constructer's title.

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Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner, the newly crowned champion and runner-up in the SUPERBIKE*IDM, attended the Ducati stand at the Intermot fair for two days to meet fans face-to-face. The pair then made their way straight to Magny Cours for the World Championship meeting.

At the press conference for the world premiere of the Ducati Scrambler, Claudio Domenicali (CEO Ducati) and Walter Bauer (general manager of Ducati Germany) thanked the 3C-Racing Team and its victorious riders in person for their achievements. The three titles were then celebrated in appropriate fashion.

The winning bikes of the 3C-Racing Team were on display to the general public every day at the fair with the team's partners Ducati and Öhlins. This gave visitors to the fair in Cologne the opportunity to admire the IDM Superbikes ridden by Forés and Neukirchner at close quarters.
Sep 2014
3C Racing Team draws wildcard for Magny-Cours
All three riders in the 3C Racing Team will take part at the World Superbike meeting in Magny-Cours. Xavi Forés, Max Neukirchner and Lorenzo Lanzi will be able to measure themselves against the best in the world in Magny-Cours in France on 5th & 6th October 2014.

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The 3C Racing Team crew broke camp early in the evening of the last IDM meeting in Hockenheim to travel back to Mugello. Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner will be practicing there for two days ahead of the impending World Superbike Championship together with the Ducati works team.

The 3C Racing Team web site will shortly reveal more details on the upcoming meeting in France.
Sep 2014
Triumph at the final meeting in Hockenheim
Xavi Forés from the 3C Racing Team is the 2014 International German Superbike champion. He became the first Spaniard ever to win Germany's highest motorbike racing class. His teammate Max Neukirchner was championship runner-up on the Ducati 1199 Panigale R. All three 3C team riders ended up with at least a place on the victory rostrum at the final meeting of the SUPERBIKE*IDM season last weekend at the Hockenheimring. Lorenzo Lanzi even made it to the top spot by winning the second Superbike race.

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The 3C Racing Team's debut season in the SUPERBIKE*IDM ended in Hockenheim. Xavi Forés (ESP), Max Neukirchner (D) and Lorenzo Lanzi (I) have raised the top class series to a new level this year. The trio won 11 of the 15 races in the season on their Ducati 1199 Panigale R machines.

The favourite for the title, Xavi Forés, twice came in second at the final meeting watched by 12,000 spectators. The crowd was able to acknowledge him as International German Superbike champion of 2014 after the first race. The Spaniard did not take any further risks on the way to his triumph.

It was still mathematically possible for his teammate Max Neukirchner from Stollberg in Saxony to steal the title from Forés. However, with 26 points in arrears behind the leader before the final meeting, his theoretical chances depended on Forés dropping out all together. Neukirchner came in third and fourth in the two races on the 3,624 metre long track in Hockenheim. He is runner-up in the Superbike class.

It could hardly have been a better end to the season for Lorenzo Lanzi, who did not join the team until mid-way through the season. He was lying in third position in the first race when his front wheel collapsed. Quickly recovering from his fall, he made amends by winning the second race, his first victory in the SUPERBIKE*IDM.

The victory celebrations were short because the 3C Racing Team crew packed up the same evening to set off again for Mugello. The riders are practising there at the moment for the impending Superbike World Championship.

Xavi Forés: "I'm just so happy to finally get my hands on the winner's trophy. I didn't really know what to expect in the SUPERBIKE*IDM at the start of the season, but after I won my first race at the Lausitzring, I then wanted the title. It means a great deal to me and I've worked very hard to achieve it."

Lorenzo Lanzi: "I hadn't expected to win at the start of the race. It was difficult to find the right line in the rain and to get past opponents. Still, I'm delighted that I made the most of the last chance on offer this year."

Karsten Jerschke, team boss: "That was a wonderful season for us in the SUPERBIKE*IDM, with the best riders, the best mechanics, the best bikes and the best organisation. We've achieved our goal of winning the championship in Germany's highest motorbike racing class. We'll carry on next year in one form or another. The decision will be taken in the next few weeks."
Sep 2014
3C wins the constructors' title with time to spare
The riders of the 3C Racing Team were not the first to pass the chequered flag at the penultimate meeting of the SUPERBIKE*IDM 2014 season at the Lausitzring. The favourites for the title, Xavi Forés (ESP) and Max Neukirchner (D), took no chances in the mist on a rainy track and ensured that the 3C Racing Team and Ducati won the manufacturers' championship at the penultimate meeting of the season.

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During a rainy practice session, Xavi Forés rode the fastest lap of 1:31.487 min on his Ducati 1199 Panigale R and thus started from pole position. He was joined on the front row of the grid by Markus Reiterberger (BMW) and Max Neukirchner. Their 3C teammate Lorenzo Lanzi (I) qualified as fifth fastest and started from row two.

Lanzi got off to a perfect start in the first race. He took the lead even before the riders entered the first bend, but was soon overtaken again by Forés. The Spaniard then opened up a gap to the chasing group with only Reiterberger able to keep up with him. The race was decided on lap 16 of 21. Whilst Forés was held up by a pack of tailenders, Reiterberger seized his chance and swept past him. Forés eventually crossed the finish line in second place, Neukirchner came in third and Lanzi ended up fourth to complete the fellowship of the Ducati trio. This result meant that the 3C Racing Team riders ensured the constructors' title for Ducati even before the second race started. They were watched by Superbike Championship project head Ernesto Marinelli, who had travelled to the Lausitzring especially for the event. After the second race, Reiterberger once again took top spot on the victory rostrum between Forés and Neukirchner, although this time the Ducati riders swapped places. The 3C Racing Team did not want to take any risks and changed tyres as the track started to dry out, so as not to endanger their impending title victory in Hockenheim.

Xavi Forés: "That was the dress rehearsal for the showdown in Hockenheim. If I'd started on intermediate tyres like Reiterberger, I may well have won today. However, our mission is to win the title and not to take any needless risks."
Aug 2014
Historic triple triumph in Assen
It does not get any better: Ducati filled all the places on the victory rostrum at the sixth of eight SUPERBIKE*IDM meetings. Xavi Forés (ESP), Max Neukirchner (D) and Lorenzo Lanzi (I) from the 3C Racing Team rewrote the record books at the Circuit van Drenthe in Assen.

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The 3C Racing Team riders laid the cornerstone for this dream result in the Superpole qualification on Saturday afternoon. Xavi Forés secured pole position with a time of 1:36.824 ahead of Max Neukirchner and Lorenzo Lanzi. The front line of the grid was thus completely occupied by the 3C Racing Team – one marque, one team, three nationalities. That has never happened before in the history of the IDM.

After the 3C trio got off to a superb start in the race on Sunday morning, spectators at the Circuit van Drenthe in Assen were treated to an exciting contest, in which positions changed hands several times. Right from lap one, Xavi Forés started to put daylight between himself and a chasing group made up of Max Neukirchner, Lorenzo Lanzi and Markus Reiterberger (BMW). The Spaniard steadily extended his lead and his sixth victory of the season was never really in doubt. The neck-a-neck battle between the pursuing pack was only decided on the penultimate lap, when both Ducati riders managed to overtake defending champion Markus Reiterberger and turn the race into a perfect Ducati triumph.

The customary second leg of the Superbike meeting had to be called off for reasons of safety after torrential rain flooded parts of the course in just a matter of minutes.

Max Neukirchner: "That's a great result for the team. I was involved in a tough scrap with Markus Reiterberger. He had a slight advantage on the long straights, but I was able to make up for that in the last sector. It's just a pity that the second race was cancelled. I'm sure that I could have kept up with Xavi with a little more luck at the start."

Team boss Karsten Jerschke: "Three Ducati riders on the rostrum is a dream result. I never expected to achieve it so soon, especially as it was only the second outing on the bike for Lorenzo. This result in Assen demonstrates that we have quickly become a force to be reckoned in motorbike racing with our technical know-how and manpower."

The next SUPERBIKE*IDM meeting will be held at the Lausitzring from 12th to 14th September 2014. It will be a premiere. Germany's highest road bike racing series will hold a joint meeting with cars for the first time. Riders in the Superbike and Superstock 1000 classes will start as part of the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) event.
Jul 2014
A double one-two to start the second half of the season
The 3C Racing Team began the second half of the SUPERBIKE*IDM season last weekend on the legendary Schleizer Dreieck track. Max Neukirchner (DEU) riding for the 3C Racing Team proved unbeatable on his Ducati 1199 Panigale R, winning the Superpole qualification and both Superbike races. His teammate Xavi Forés (ESP) came in second both times on the race course through the Thuringian countryside, whilst new team member Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA) opened his account on his SUPERBIKE*IDM debut with 21 championship points.

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Watched by an enthusiastic crowd of almost 25,000 spectators at temperatures in excess of 30°C, Max Neukirchner achieved two start-to-finish victories. He won the first race with a lead of 11.469 seconds over Xavi Forés, the second by a 5.9 second margin. Xavi Forés still heads the overall leader board in the Superbike class and added another 40 points to his tally in Schleiz. Team colleague Max Neukirchner extended his lead over Markus Reiterberger (BMW) by 9 points to 27 in all.

It could hardly have been a better debut for new 3C team rider Lorenzo Lanzi as the Italian had only had a single day to get to know the Panigale. The team, the bike and the layout of the course (with 14 bends spread over 3.805 kilometres and run in anticlockwise direction) were all uncharted territory for Lanzi. However, he soon found the right line along the corn fields and past the residential estates in Schleiz, and was rewarded for his efforts with fourth place in the second race.

Max Neukirchner: "They were two hard-fought races, although I lastly managed to win both with a bit to spare. At the end of the first race I slowed down a little, so as not to take any risks when lapping the back markers."

Xavi Forés: "The truth is that Max was in better form than me this weekend. Nevertheless, I'm still delighted to collect another 40 championship points."

The next round of the SUPERBIKE*IDM will be held from 8th to 10th August 2014 in Assen (NL).
Jul 2014
New team member Lorenzo Lanzi to start in Schleiz
The 3C Racing Team has added another potential winner to its starting line-up in the SUPERBIKE*IDM with Lorenzo Lanzi. The 32-year old Italian on a Ducati 1199 Panigale R will reinforce the team's current pairing of Xavi Forés (Spain) and Max Neukirchner (Germany).

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Despite his experience in the Superbike World Championship, having finished seventh in 2007, Lanzi is now entering unknown territory. Although he knows the marque well having been a Ducati rider for many years, this will be his premiere on an 1199 Panigale R. The team are holding a one-day practice session at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben before he makes his SUPERBIKE*IDM debut at the Schleizer Dreieck course.

The 3C Racing Team has registered Lorenzo Lanzi as a permanent rider in Germany's top motorbike road racing series, so he is eligible to win points. After his debut at the beginning of the second half of the season on the Schleizer Dreieck track (18th to 20th July 2014), he will go on to race in Assen, on the Lausitzring course and in Hockenheim.

The third rider in the team is also expected to be in the fight for places on the victors' rostrum. His colleagues Forés and Neukirchner lead the championship after four from eight events with 177 and 146 points respectively.

Apart from its commitment to sport on two wheels, the high-tech 3C-Carbon company based in Landsberg am Lech in Bavaria primarily uses the SUPERBIKE*IDM as a platform to develop new structural components made of carbon fibre and similar light materials. The aim is to test these under hard competitive conditions, in order to use the knowledge gained for series production at a later date.
Jun 2014
A victory and a confident lead halfway through the season
The SUPERBIKE*IDM weekend at the Nürburgring ended for the 3C-Racing Team riders Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner with a mix of sun, rain and dramatic events.  Both rode in the Eifel to finish with a place on the podium, and Max Neukirchner ensured that the 3C-Racing Team ended its fourth racing weekend in a row with a win.
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In a completely rained-out Superpole, Max Neukirchner rode to start position two and Xavi Forés to start position eight. The first race was already over for Max Neukirchner at the second corner after loosing the front wheel. Xavi Forés, on the other hand, inched his way forward bit by bit and was able to pass the chequered flag after 18 laps in second place behind surprise winner Australian Damian Cudlin (Kawasaki).

Race two became a triumph for Max Neukirchner, although Xavi Forés had the more promising posi-tion to start with. The race was stopped in the 11th round due to the onset of rain. After the bikes were changed over to rain tyres, the race was restarted over a further six laps. Now, Max Neukirchner ran the 3.618 kilometre sprint in top form and was the first to cross the finishing line. In the end, Forés finished third after the results of the two sessions were added together.  

After four out of eight events, Forés and Neukirchner confidently lead in the Superbike Championship with 177 and 146 championship points, respectively. From 18th – 20th July 2014, the second half of the SUPER BIKE * IDM season will start at the Schleizer Dreieck in Thuringia.
Jun 2014
Forés increases lead with a double victory
Xavi Forés from the 3C Racing Team remains the measure of all things in the SUPERBIKE*IDM. The 28-year old Spaniard also triumphed at the third meeting of the season at the etropolis Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben last weekend. Riding a Ducati 1199 Panigale R, his double victory was never in danger, as had been the case at the start of the season at the Lausitzring.

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Forés put distance between himself and his pursuers right from the first lap in both races and broke his best time from practice several times. He set a new course record of 1:25.303 min on the superbike.

"That was a perfect weekend for me. Even so, we had to work hard during practice to fine-tune the Ducati's suspension system to the course. It was beneficial that we were here for training a week ago because we didn't have any electronic data up to that point in time."

His team colleague Max Neukirchner battled with Markus Reiterberger (BMW) for the minor places. Reiterberger was able to fend off the attacks of the man from Saxony during the first race, but Neukirchner got past the Bavarian on the 11th lap and quickly started to build up a respectable gap. However, the 17 lap race had to be stopped with the red flag in the 13th lap because a rider had fallen and his bike lay in the middle of the course. The second run was something of a déjà-vu between Neukirchner and Reiterberger, only in reverse.
After three SUPERBIKE*IDM meetings (two races are run at each), the 3C Racing Team riders head the overall leader board in the German superbike championship. Forés leads the pack with 141 points, followed by Neukirchner in second place with 121 points. 

The countdown to the next meeting has already begun. The team lines up for the start at the Nürburgring this coming weekend, 28th – 29th June 2014.
Jun 2014
Again two sovereign victories for the 3C-Racing Team
The 3C-Racing Team recorded again two victories on the second race weekend of this year’s SUPERBIKE*IDM season. Max Neukirchner (GER) thereby gained his first victory of the season after his comeback from the motorbike world championship.

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During the first race of the day the 3C-Racing Team continued the success story from the Lausitzring races again with a double win. Only teammate Max Neukirchner was able to follow the now triplewinner Xavi Forés – the rest of the field was distanced by twenty seconds and more.

Also in the second race it had looked like the 3C-Racing Team could achieve another double win until the last corner. Only a small technical malfunction prevented the fourth double win in a row. The thereof affected Xavi Forés unfortunately just ended up with a third place behind Markus Reiterberger (BMW). Max Neukirchner on the other hand could celebrate his first race victory in the SUPERBIKE*IDM for the 3C-Racing Team in the ongoing season.

Xavi Forés achieved in both races not just the fastest lap time but also set up a new IDM track record with a fabulous 1:31,216 – nearly two seconds faster than the old record from last year.

The third double win in a row and the fourth victory in total on the second race weekend fortify the ambitions of the team in this year’s championship season.

The success shows furthermore the successful cooperation with the partners Ducati Corse, Pirelli and Öhlins in the course of the season 2014.
May 2014
Sensational triumph in the inaugural race
The 3C-Racing Team celebrated two double wins in the inaugural race of this year’s SUPERBIKE*IDM season at the Eurospeedway Lausitz this weekend with its riders Xavi Forés (ESP) and Max Neukirchner (GER).

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Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner achieved clear double wins in both races and saw the checkered flag ahead of the reigning champion Markus Reiterberger (BMW).

On top, the reigning Spanish Superbike-Champion Xavi Forés made a fantastic 1.38,304 sec. lap - by far the fastest lap time - in his first Superbike race in Germany and established a new track record for the Lausitzring.

For the 3C-Racing Team, this sensational triumph at the beginning of the season crowned the weeks and months of hard preparation.

The perfect teamwork with the partners Ducati Corse, Pirelli and Öhlins apparently let mature the 2014 vintage Panigale R into a Superbike capable of winning at any time. Therefore, the 3C-Racing Team is looking forward to the upcoming challenges with eagerness and confidence.
Apr 2014
Successful practice in Jerez for the 3C-Racing Team
The 3C-Racing Team tested this week together with Ducati in Jerez (Spain). The Ducati MotoGP, WSBK and IDM team shared the track during this exclusive, private practice session with the superbike works teams from Aprilia, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki.

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The team was able to work out a good basis setup right from day one and make great progress compared to Almería. Both drivers turned in phenomenal times on standard Pirelli tyres, confidently reaching positions in the middle of the elite WSBK field.
Max Neukirchner even broke the Ducati works ensemble record on Tuesday with an amazing time of 1:41.449 and reached second place in the unofficial time list. He thereby slashed almost two seconds off his Jerez qualifying time of last year (on a WSBK bike, mind you). Xavi Forés also turned in a strong performance with a time of 1:42.083 and he was particularly impressed by the Pirelli tyres.
Mar 2014
3C Racing team completes the first test of the season 2014
At the end February, the 3C Racing Team took part with Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner as the Pirelli development team at the official Pirelli test in Almería/Spain.

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In particular, the development and selection of the new generation of tyres for the season 2014 was the main priority at the first test of the season. The two pilots completed an extensive programme in the intensive two-day test. The results of the test are very important both for the team as well as for Pirelli and form a good basis for a successful start to the season in early May.
In addition to tyre development, some additional function checking and chassis adjustments as well as electronic tuning were on the programme.
Jan 2014
Season 2014
The 3C-Racing Team starts with the Ducati 1199 Panigale R and the Riders Xavi Forés and Max Neukirchner in the SUPERBIKE*IDM 2014.

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When the SUPERBIKE*IDM starts the 2014 season with the inaugural race at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, the 3C-Racing Team will compete in collaboration with Ducati Corse with the Ducati 1199 Panigale R in the Superbike class. The riders will be the acting Spanish Superbike champion Xavi Forés and the long-time world-championship Superbike rider Max Neukirchner from Stollberg (Germany). At Landsberg am Lech (Germany), the relevant contracts with the riders have been signed last thursday.

The contract between Dario Giuseppetti and the 3C-Racing Team will also be prolonged for 2014. He will ride a 3C-Racing Team Ducati Superbike as part of a special testing program as soon as his health conditions will allow him to do so.
Oct 2013
A successful weekend in Lausitz
The 3C-Racing Team ended the IDM SUPERBIKE* 2013 season on the Eurospeedway Lausitz with success. Under the most difficult of conditions, the 3C-Racing Team succeeded in chalking up two sixth positions, one seventh and also an eighth position.

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After a rain-soaked Friday, the first qualifier on Saturday also took place in wet conditions. Therefore, for both the drivers (Ivan Goi had never driven on Eurospeedway Lausitz; Matteo Baiocco, not since 2006) it was a real challenge to plan a reasonable strategy and select an appropriate line on the track for the known difficult road holding conditions.

It was not until the second qualifier on Saturday that conditions were starting to dry. Although the first session was completed by both the drivers on slick tyres, they should be able to achieve a good result on the Sunday of the race from starting positions 11 (Baiocco) and 12 (Goi). 

In both races on Sunday, the drivers were able to match the times of the leading group’s Markus Reiterberger (BMW) without any problems and improved with every lap in what were now finally sunny and dry conditions. Unfortunately, the starting position prevented the drivers from being able to join the leading group in the first rounds.

The 6th (Goi) and 8th (Baiocco) positions in the first races as well as 6 (Baiocco) and 7 (Goi) in the second races, are therefore a really excellent result.

In this regard, Ivan Goi and Matteo Baiocco wish to thank the 3C-Racing Team once again for their marvellous support and cooperation on the weekend.

Oct 2013
3C-Racing Team starts with two drivers
The 3C-Racing Team goes to the races on the Eurospeedway Lausitz with 2 drivers at the start.
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Alongside Ivan Goi, Matteo Baiocco (Italian) will support the 3C-Racing Team at the season finale on the Euro-speedway Lausitz. Matteo Baiocco is European Supersport Champion, twice Italian Champion and together with his involvement in the British Superbike Champonship, 2013, also the official Ducati test driver for World Superbike and MotoGP.
Oct 2013
3C-Racing Team participate in the season finale
The 3C-Racing Team has confirmed its participation in the IDM SUPERBIKE*Race on the Eurospeedway Lausitz for the coming weekend.

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The team from Landsberg am Lech with Ivan Goi (Italian) will be at the start in the Eurospeedway Lausitz races. Ivan Goi drove very successfully this year on a Ducati 1199 Panigale in the Italian Championship and therefore already knows this motorbike best. His win in the Italian Championship in 2010 is the biggest success of his career to date.

Martin Bauer would have gladly supported the 3C-Racing Team again on the Eurospeedway Lausitz following his successful appearance at the Sachsenring, but unfortunately had to cancel his entry at short notice for health reasons.
Sep 2013
No 3C-Racing Team participation in Hockenheim
The 3C-Racing Team has cancelled its entry in the IDM SUPERBIKE*Race on the Hockenheimring this coming weekend.
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The team wish to concentrate on further work with the motorbike over the coming weeks and so will pass up the IDM SUPERBIKE* Race on the Hockenheimring.
Sep 2013
A very promising start with a fantastic double victory
The 3C-Racing Team came, saw and conquered!
At the IDM SUPERBIKE* Race on the Sachsenring, the 3C-Racing Team, together with Martin Bauer, secured themselves a dream start.
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Finally, this came to a double victory for the new team.

"(...) Martin Bauer wiped out the new 3C-Racing Team’s competition on a Panigale superbike at its first appearance." (Quote from:  "MOTORSPORT aktuell", issue no. 39 - 10.09.2013)

Sep 2013
Motto: "Swap Martin for Dario"
To begin with, the project was planned for the 3C-Racing Team as a comeback for Dario Giuseppetti in the last races of the 2013 season.
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Following a full recovery and successful rehabilitation, 2013 should have seen this as a comeback for the new team on this motorbike. Unfortunately, the severity of the injuries to the chest and lumbar areas in his crash during the spring test in Almeria (Spain) prevented him from making a rapid recovery; in the meantime, therefore, a comeback for Dario Giuseppetti this year is almost totally out of the question.

Here, Martin Bauer, a fellow racer and friendly competitor, came onto the scene. So as to prevent the project, which in recent months had already been gathering momentum, from being terminated early, all the participants arranged for Martin Bauer to be taken on – true to the motto “Swap Martin for Dario”.