- 159 hp Power
- 129 Nm Torque
- 218 kg Dry Weight
Ducati will compete in this year’s British Superbike Championship for a second year with the Panigale V4 R.
Its debut year was unprecedented, securing a 1,2,3 in the championship overall with Scott Redding securing the title before heading off with Ducati to the World Superbike championship. The Panigale VR was also responsible for winning 21 of the 27 races in the hands of Scott Redding (11), team mate Josh Brookes (10) and Tommy Bridewell (1).
For 2020 much remains the same with the PBM team continuing with the experienced 2015 BSB Champion, Josh Brookes who welcomes new team-mate Christian Iddon. PBM also sees a change of sponsor and a new team name- Vison Track Ducati.
Ducati dealer Moto Rapido continue to punch above their weight with the Oxford Products Ducati team, but now after an emblematic 2019 and their most successful to date, the team has become recognised as one of the top teams in the paddock. After such a successful last year, the team retains both sponsors and their rider Tommy Bridewell who finished the 2019 championship in third place.
After a number of years in the World Superbike and MotoGP Championships, the team returned to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship full time in 2014.
In 2016 the most successful rider in the series’ history, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, added to his fourth title he won for the team in 2014 to take record breaking fifth title. The achievement was even more astonishing as the team had returned to Ducati and managed to not only develop a new bike but win the title with the Ducati Panigale. Byrne successfully defended his title in 2017, but unfortunately he was unable to go for a 6th title in 2018 after a serious accident meant he was unable to return to the team.
In 2019, the Be Wiser team welcomed two new riders to the team, Scott Redding who joined after riding in MotoGP and the Australian, Josh Brookes the 2015 British Superbike Champion. Scott went on to win the title in 2019, pushed hard by teammate Josh Brookes.
For 2020 Josh Brookes has been retained and is joined by former Supermoto rider, Christian Iddon.
Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati)
Josh’s first international race was as a Wild Card at Phillip Island World SuperSport in 2004. Racing his Australian Championship bike he qualified on the front row and won the race. It was 4 years later in 2008 that he secured a full season ride in the World Championship & finished 3rd in the standings.
In 2009 he moved to British Superbikes and has been 4 times runner up and 2015 BSB Champion, Brookes has been ever present in BSB since then, apart from a disappointing year in World Superbikes. During this period he has also made his Road Racing debut at the NorthWest 200 with a new lap record & at the Isle Of Man TT achieving fastest ever newcomer in TT history.
Brookes joined the PBM team riding the Panigale V4R in 2019 finishing runner up to Scott Redding.
Christian Is the son of former racer Paul Iddon who took up Supermoto racing after leaving school. He competed in British and World championships winning nine championships in the UK.
In 2008 he had his first foray into road racing and a sixth place on his debut a year later in the National Superstock 1000 race at Oulton Park led to a switch to full time circuit racing.
The next few years saw Iddon venturing into BSB, British Supersport, World Supersport and World Superbikes with varying degrees of success. It is with the Tyco BMW where he has spent the last four years before signing for VisionTrack Ducati for 2020 alongside team mate Josh Brookes.
Moto Rapido Ducati was formed in 2002 by two Ducati enthusiasts who set up a small independent shop servicing, selling, tuning and racing Ducati. In 2005 Moto Rapido were appointed as a fully authorised Ducati dealer.
This independent dealership based in Winchester now enjoys a close relationship with Ducati UK and the racing division of Ducati, Ducati Corse. Moto Rapido racing has developed over the years from club level racing to the British Superbike Championship competing in British Superstock and the 848 Challenge to more recently racing in the British Superbike championship.
Tommy Bridewell started racing bikes in 2000 at Darley Moor on an Aprilia 125, graduating through the years up to racing to the British 125 GP class finishing 4th in 2003 and 8th in 2004.
Tommy joined the Moto Rapido BSB team midway through the 2018 British Superbike Championship, making an immediate impact with the team and getting their then best result of the season in his just first race round with the team.
Tommy went on to win the 2018 Rider's Cup and has been consistently fast throughout the 2019 season as he aims for the title.