Bimota Alstare have announced they’ll be racing full-time in World Superbikes in 2014, debuting at Aragon World Superbikes, and fielding young Brit Christian Iddon alongside Ayrton Badovini on the super-sexy BB3.
After difficulties with homologation and producing enough bikes, there’s been a reduction in the required numbers needed to make the grid. Plus, Dorna, the FIM and MSMA see the benefits of having another two bikes (and one more manufacturer) on the grid.
Team boss, Francis Batta: “It has been a difficult few months and a bit frustrating at times, but we have all been working away tirelessly to be on track at Aragon. It has taken a huge effort, but I am confident we will be there in good shape. We would like to thank Dorna, the FIM and the MSMA for giving us this great opportunity to bring a famous marque back to the track. It is going to be a baptism of fire at Aragon, but one we are all looking forward to.”
Meanwhile, Christian Iddon said: “When I visited the team’s headquarters and workshops recently, I was very impressed with the facilities and all the work going on. Now that we know we’re going to race in Aragon we’re all even more fired up than before. For sure, the job will be hard, but we’re going to give it everything we’ve got and maybe surprise a few people along the way.”