Minichamps MIN122031228 2003 Ducati 998RS Team Pedercini Superbike - Serafino Foti (1:12 Scale)
"I get a call from Ducati asking if I was interested in the ride. I didn't need asking twice...!"
- Troy Bayliss, after being approached by the Ducati Factory to replace the injured "King Carl" Fogarty
The Ducati 998R "Testastretta" is equipped with a water-cooled two cylinder- 4 cycle-fuel injected engine. It has a cubic capacity of 999 cc and an output of approx. 188 bhp @ 12.500 rpm. The maximum speed is in excess of 300 kph. One special feature of the engine is the "desmodromic" valve operation. This system of force operation works without valve springs, the valves are operated directly by cam lobes and/or rocker arms. The camshaft is driven by a toothed belt, as customary for Ducati engines.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2003 Ducati 998RS Superbike that was driven by Serafino Foti of Team Pedercini. Features a working suspension, removable fairing, and highly detailed components. Also includes a detachable kickstand. Sold Out!
Length: 7 inches
Height: 3.50 inches
Historical Account: "Team Pedercini" - Team Pedercini's legacy started in 1993, when the Pedercini family decides to back their son, Lucio, already a stars of the national championship. Lucio meets with great results and shows excellent qualities and strong determination, securing the second position in 1996 among the private (non-official) drivers of the championship.
In 1998, the team leaves the GP Championship for a new adventure: Team Pedercini moves to Superbike. After two years of practice and a second position at the national championship, the team triples its dedication and it lines up three drivers: Lucio Pedercini (who wins the Italian championship) and two novices, Marco Borciani and Mauro Sanchini.
In 2002, the team confirms Lucio Pedercini and Marco Borciani. Meanwhile, Sanchini's motorbike is taken over by Serafino Foti. Team Pedercini purchases new racing bikes, including the Ducati 998 Testastretta, which is driven by Troy Bayliss.
At the end of the season, the team is one of the top ten teams of world ranking; Lucio Pedercini is national champion again and 13th at the world championship where Marco Borciani is 15th and Foti 25th.