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Ducati to race Formula Xtreme in 2007

Ducati North America and Pegram Racing have formed a racing team for the 2007 AMA Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Series.

Pegram Racing Ducati will field AMA racer Larry Pegram, who will be on Ducati Corse-built 749R motorcycles. The team will receive technical assistance from Ducati Corse and be based out of Pegram Racing’s Ohio shop.

“Our decision to withdraw from the AMA Superbike paddock in 2007 was a very difficult one for us,” said Michael Lock, Ducati North America CEO. “Larry approached us this fall and offered a program and team infrastructure that allowed us to stay involved and keep racing for the 2007 season.”

The team will compete on Dunlop tires and has already taken delivery of the motorcycles. The first track test is scheduled for January and the season begins March 10 with the Daytona 200.

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