The Pata by Martini Team has announced its riders for the 2013 World Superbike Championship. At the top of the line-up is Massimo Roccolli, who competed for the team in the final three rounds of 2012. Dino Lombardi will join Massimo to make his comeback with Pata; the rider has a history with the team after his title win in the Italian STK600 in 2011. He also managed a third place in the European Superstock Championship in 2010.
The third and final rider to complete the Pata trio comes in the form of Luca Salvadori. 2013 sees Luca making his Supersport World Championship debut after a season in the STK600 with Pata by Martini.
The team will be carrying out its first tests in Jerez on 22nd-23rd January in order to get ready for the first round of the season at Phillip Island on February 24th.