- Ducati Monster 797+ to compete in MotoAmerica Twins Cup class during inaugural race of 2019 MotoAmerica season
- Newly homologated Monster 797+ to race during April 5-7 event at Road Atlanta
- Quarterley Racing rider Michael Barnes to pilot Monster 797 throughout the 2019 season
A new addition to Ducati’s rich racing history begins this weekend as the 2019 Ducati Monster 797+ is scheduled to compete in the season opener of the MotoAmerica race series. A newly homologated Monster 797+, to be ridden by Quarterely Racing’s Michael Barnes, will enter the Twins Cup class at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia this weekend, with competition taking place from Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7. The Twins Cup evokes the privateer spirit of providing an accessible form of road racing in a national series and the Ducati Monster 797+ is the perfect complement.
“On the heels of the Monster’s 25th anniversary last year, our participation in the 2019 MotoAmerica season with the Monster 797+ is a testament to the practical engineering of a iconic Ducati model,” said Jason Chinnock, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati North America. “The Monster 797+ is often an entry point into the Ducati world, so the fact that it will officially debut in this upcoming race shows that it’s a competitive machine as well, and one that can be enjoyed both on and off the track by motorcyclists of all levels.”
Barnes brings 30 years of professional racing experience to this weekend’s race aboard his Monster 797. He recently won the 2016 Daytona 200.