|Polen, Ferracci and Meyers in Ducati Hall of Fame
Monday, August 22, 2005
This just in from DNA:
DUCATI INDUCTS THREE FOUNDING MEMBERS INTO NEW HALL OF FAME
New North American Hall of Fame announced at Ducati Dealer Meeting
Cupertino, CA - August 22, 2005 - During the annual Ducati Dealer meeting recently held in Chicago, Illinois, CEO Michael Lock announced the formation of a new North American Ducati Hall of Fame. The purpose is to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact in the history of Ducati in North America and who have contributed towards making it Ducati's number one export market worldwide.
The first three founding members are Doug Polen, Eraldo Ferracci, and Bruce Meyers. These three men have been instrumental in the success of the Ducati brand in North America.
Doug Polen is recognized for his victories in racing. He was the winner of two consecutive World Superbike Championships in 1991 and 1992 and he brought home Ducati's first AMA Championship in 1993. A born competitor, Doug is the first American Ducati superstar.
Eraldo Ferracci managed a hugely successful Ducati WSBK team, winning the championship in 1991 and 1992 with Doug Polen riding. In both 1993 and 1994, the Fast By Ferracci team won the AMA Championship and put Ducati on the map in the USA. Both charismatic and popular, Eraldo was a Ducati giant in the 1990s.
Bruce Meyers is the founder of the famous shop, BCM Motorsports Inc., in New Hampshire. He is a passionate supporter of racing and a hallowed Ducati tuner. As a man known to have or make time for everyone, Bruce's influence made New England a Ducati stronghold.
Michael Lock, CEO of Ducati North America said, "Since being purchased by TPG in 1996, DNA has been established for nearly 10 years and we felt that the time had come to recognize the individuals who helped build this brand. Bruce, Eraldo, and Doug have been pioneers through some tough years to build Ducati's modern reputation in North America. We want to recognize them and honor them at DNA headquarters."
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