The Focused Events KTM Super Duke series that is currently one of the support races for British Superbikes is to be replaced in 2009 by the RC8 Super Cup.
At the season finale this weekend KTM UK introduced their new series for next year. Ross Walker from the marketing department said: "It was always the plan to take the Superdukes into racing and this year has been absolutely fantastic. We wanted something different in the BSB paddock." "We've had good numbers this year, a good mixture of riders who are battling for the championship and others that are here to race and be a part of something. This weekend we have now launched the new championship, we are hoping for 30 to 35 riders by the start of next season."
The Super Duke 999cc four stroke machines have been running for two years, but now the successful production of the KTM 1190cc RC8 Superbike is to take over, in which to enter the championship you must have a clubman license or above.
For the cost of £10,995 you will receive a striking orange/black RC8, which is yours to keep once the season ends, complete race bodywork, Akrapovic exhaust system, Ultra light Marchesini wheels and GB Racing engine covers. For more information on the series contact Richard Ellis on 01280 709501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.