Ducati 926 Corse, 1994, one of 32 built. Ex-BSB, WSB, TT
Ducati 926 (888) Factory Corse race bike, one of 32 1994 bikes made in this configuration, Frame No ZDM888S*002195*
This is a full factory Corse 926 that was built late 1993/early 1994 and rolled out of the Corse department in February 1994.
So much history that it blows this advert's limits so contact me for the full run down on the bike, birth to today!
I've owend the bike for 7 years and it has been maintained throughout by JHP Ducati Coventry.
I have confirmation from the factory dated this year that it is correct and as it should be. The factory also warned me not to do a full nut and bolt restoration as I was thinking about as it would remove all of the provenance of the bike, which is essentially the same bike that left the 1995 UGP, excepting the repainted frame.
The bike ws campaigend in BSB to 4th place in the supercup in 1994 by Matt Llewellyn who also rode it in the 1994 Donington WSB round. Simon Beck took the bike to the 1995 TT, achieving a 3rd place in the Formula 1 race at 116.67mph – the only Ducati 888 race bike to achieve a podium finish at the TT, and the quickest recorded race time for a factory 888. The race is captured on the 1995 Duke video, which will come with the bike.
John Hackett of JHP rebuilt the engine in full before the Senior TT, changing the engine cases for brand new ones so they were not going to be a crack risk for the Senior race. Simon finished in 9th place overall. The bike then went off to the Ulster GP to race in early August, a few weeks after the TT. While Simon was entered in the race as evidenced by the Superbike race programme page copy I have, I can find no evidence of him actually taking part and after the UGP Bike Week was over, the 926 Corse was retired from racing.
Since then the bike was on display until being recommissioned initially in 2014 and then once I'd bought it, fully borught up to running order by JHP. It has not been on track since the 1995 UGP so this is as fresh a 1994 Corse as you coudl hope to find with full intact race provenance.
The bike comes with the history all referenced above, tracking its story from February 1994 to now, with really superb racing provenance and a great back story. It also come with its original 1994 rear paddock stand, the TT alloy silencers and a few other bits and pieces. I will ship worldwide with a specialist carrier which I am happy to arrange fully insured shipping with, at cost price to the buyer.
A rare model and a unique piece of racing history, this will be the jewel of any Ducati collection, the best bike at your next track day or a genuine podium contender at the 2022 Classic TT. (many additional photos available)