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17th February 2012 

Jentin Doodson Motorsport - British Superbikes 2012



Photo courtesy of LondonBikers.com


Jentin Doodson Motorsport Announce 2012 British Superbike Line-up
 
Newly formed Jentin Doodson Motorsport have confirmed their place on the British Superbike grid. Utilising the new 1199 Panigale, the Official Ducati UK backed team will field Italian Alex Polita and Tom Tunstall.

Jentin Racing and Doodson Motorsport have joined forces to become one of the 16 Elite British Superbike teams. The equal partnership sees the two single rider teams combining resources with an all new team with continued backing from Doodson Broking Group [Insurance], GBM UK and Buck And Hickman.
 
The Ducati UK backed team have secured two factory [Ducati Corse] built 1199 Panigale Superbikes along with technical support from John Hackett at JHP.
The links to the Italian factory are strengthened further with Alex Polita making his BSB debut with the team having helped develop the much anticipated 1199.
 
The 26 year old former European Superstock, and Italian Superbike Champion has world superbike experience including scoring points with wildcard rides in 2011 and is keen to be part of the British series:

“I'm thrilled about joining The Jentin Doodson Motorsport Team and face this new challenge in the BSB. I've always been interested in the championship and I dreamed of racing in. It'll be an exciting season, full of challenges on almost unknown tracks and against really competitive riders. I have to thank my manager Bruno Ponti and Ernesto Marinelli of Ducati who exposed first hand to close the deal. I thank again Barni and sponsors who have supported me over the past two seasons."
 
Team co-owner Tom Tunstall will be returning to BSB action alongside Polita and is looking forward to the new challenge:

“I’m delighted with the partnership between Bernie and our Doodson Motorsport team. We have very similar attitudes and share common goals.
With factory built Panigales, plus backing from Ducati and John Hackett we have built strong foundations for 2012 and the future.
Its a fantastic opportunity and sharing the management with Bernie will also help me to focus on my riding when we get to the race track, which wasn't easy when I was running the team on my own.”
 
Bernie Toleman who guided the Jentin team to BSB Privateers champions in 2004 (James Ellison) and EVO champions in 2010 (Steve Brogan) added:

“It certainly promises to be an exciting season ahead for us. Both Tom and
myself have put in a tremendous amount of effort to bring our two teams together but the way it has all now shaped up it has certainly been worthwhile. The all new Ducati Panigale clearly shows tremendous promise and the fact that we have been able to form a technical partnership with John Hackett at JHP provides a massive boost. On top of that, the fact that Ducati Corse have helped with the rider selection and we are able to bring Alex Polita to BSB on a Ducati is something that I think we can be justifiably proud of.

"I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming Alex to our team and of course to BSB itself. Our intention is to provide both Alex and Tom with all the resources at our disposal to make this season in BSB both successful and enjoyable. Finally I would just like to thank everyone who has supported this project over the last few months; there have been some hurdles to cross but we are there."

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