November 26 2007.

Ducati Coventry took the top honours amongst the UK dealers, when they were named Top UK Ducati dealership at the Annual Global Conference in Milan.

Over 1000 delegates from Ducati dealerships all over the world were present at the two day conference prior to the Eicma Milan Show. Amongst the highlights were the unveiling of three new models, the Monster 696, 848 and 1098R and the appearance of World MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner and former World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss.

During the conference awards were presented by each of the national subsidiaries to their nominated dealers. Tim Maccabee - Managing Director of Ducati UK took the stage to give an overview of the UK market in 2007 and to announce the UK nominees and winners of the five categories. Tim invited Ducati CEO - Gabriele Del Torchio on stage to present the dealer awards.

The five categories of awards were:

Top Selling Dealer - Ducati Aylesbury
Top Service Dealer - W M Snell
Best New Dealer - Red Dog UK Ltd
Most Improved Dealer - Motorline Ducati

The overall winner for 2007 Dealer of the Year - Ducati Coventry

Ducati Coventry has consistently been one of the top selling Ducati dealers in the country due to their excellent showroom, fantastic customer service and possibly the best workshop in Europe, which undoubtedly has helped the Coventry dealership to enjoy an excellent after-sales reputation.

The impressive workshop has also been the base for the Buildbase Ducati team that raced a 1098S in the 2007 National Superstock Championship achieving 2 race wins and four podium finishes and a creditable fourth position in the championship. The team led by John Hackett and Ken Foley will compete next year in both the British Superbike Championship and Superstock Championship with the 1098R.

Ducati Coventry and John Hackett Performance have represented Ducati with professionalism, dedication, passion and enthusiasm and ultimately have received this award for their services to the brand in 2007.

Tim Maccabee commented on the award winners 'John Hackett and the team at Ducati Coventry are true ambassadors for the Ducati brand, their showroom and workshop is much more than just a dealership it is a Ducati destination. This award is well received and reflects the hard work put in by John and his team.'