Some of you may remember that I've had a successful year winning the Hungarian 1000cc Open Championship with my 1098R. At times, actually most of the time I felt like I was David fighting the Goliaths that are much newer BMW 1000RRs, Suzuki GSXR-1000s and Kawasaki ZX10Rs but even though my bike was almost 10 years old it was still competitive. It pulls like a train onto fast straights, better than a Pannigale 1299S in that regard and I could outbreak absolutely everybody else in the championship so they can keep their ABS ;-) But now it's the end of the season and time to strip the bike down, fix anything that needs fixing, clean everything meticulously and reassemble ready for a new owner. The work is being done by my crew chief Malcolm Ashley who used to race Ducatis in BSB some years ago. Malcolm is a perfectionist and we are going to take photos along the way to record the work. Here was the bike earlier this year at a practice session where I was trouble shooting various niggles that were left by the previous owner. During the course of the season I've learnt a lot about Ducati clutches and DTC, through trial and error, experimenting and correcting the problems that the bike came with to make it a winner. and here it's on the bench beginning the strip down. Famous dodgy shelving in the background. I will post more photos as the project progresses.