3. Doug Polen – 2 Titles, 26 Race Wins


This list’s last two-time WSBK Champion and the last American, Doug Polen brought Ducati its second and third champion titles in 1991 and 1992 aboard the Ducati 888 (Frenchman Raymond Roche was Ducati’s first WSBK champion aboard the 851). Polen returned to AMA racing in 1993 and handily won the Superbike title again aboard a Ducati. Polen also won two World Endurance Championships in 1997 and 1998.

  • Backroad Bob

    Ducati “won” all those championships because they rode with “concessions”. That’s rules advantages to the rest of us. That tends to PO the factories that spend bazillions only to race with the rules stacked against them. They won’t commit the big bucks unless there’s a level playing field. Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen in MotoGP.