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)