Danilo Soncini used to be the team owner of Supersonic Racing who competed in World Superbikes in 2010 (with Luca Scassa) and 2011 (with Maxime Berger) before pulling out and selling the team to Andrea Petricca who renamed the squad Red Devils Roma Team, with Soncini still linked to the Italian team through his Box&Box company.
The Italian manager unable to stay away from racing, resurrected Supersonic Racing and partecipated in the 2012 British Superbike season fielding Tommy Bridewell and Patric Muff on BMWs, but after the single season and despite reaching the Title Showdown and then finishing 6th, the team decided they would no longer be present in 2013 after not receiving support from BMW.
Soncini has now returned to Italy and has hooked up with Red Devils Roma in another capacity, and has been nominated their new sports director and he will also oversee the team’s Superstock effort and also have the job of finding new sponsors and scouting for new and talented racers.
“Danilo will be responsible not only to follow and report young talent but also to locate new partners that will help us to make our team more competitive,” said Andrea Petricca, talking about the new collaboration. “Red Devils Roma emerged precisely in Stock 1000, before moving to Superbikes and we are still linked to this category in which we would like to race some emerging young riders.”
While Danilo Soncini said, “Andrea called me and I couldn’t refuse. He asked me to cover the role I prefer, scouting and valorizing talents which it the real sporting side of racing. I’m proud to accept the role in this ambitious and passionate team, that has already shown in the first round their value, and I’ll help the team with my experience in marketing and sponsor management.”