The Aruba.it WorldSBK team have unveiled their new 2021 livery and riders.
The Aruba.it Ducati team have unveiled a largely unchanged 2021 livery with a change to their rider line up, after 7 seasons with the team Chaz Davies has been replaced by Michael Ruben Rinaldi who is a race winner in the championship last season with the GoEleven team, the young rider boasts a Stock1000 title in Aruba colours already and looks to bolster his win record with more wins in 2021 in red. He rides alongside Scott Redding who is no longer in his rookie year with the team, the British rider has experience in MotoGP and was able to win the British Superbikes championship in his first attempt on the V4.
Redding returns in 2021 with experience of the class and track and bike knowledge under his belt and aims to go head to head with Jonathan Rea once again to win the elusive World Superbikes title which Rea has won for the last 6 consecutive seasons.
The duo will be launching an assault on the title this season with Chaz Davies also likely to be in the mix in the GoEleven colours.
Scott Redding: “Last season was very exciting for me. The great support I received from Ducati and the extraordinary bond with the Aruba.it team were very important and gave me a deep desire to be competitive and win again. For this reason, I’ll give my best to make that step that we missed in 2020. I’m convinced I can do well because last season, I had the opportunity to gain a lot of experience with the Panigale V4 R, know new circuits, and understand the format of an exciting competition like WorldSBK. This will allow me to start on an equal footing with my competitors in 2021. I want to thank all the guys in the team who work hard every day. To the fans, I can say that I will try to entertain them on track to celebrate together at the end”.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi: “In 2020, I got my first WorldSBK win, and it will always be a beautiful memory. However, the goals are higher now, and I will work hard to achieve great results with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. After winning the Superstock 1000 Title with the Aruba Junior team, now it’s like coming home to my family. Wearing these colours is a great honour, and that makes me very proud, as I think it makes all the guys in the team proud because it means that the path we have taken has been positive. Joining the factory team also means having all the support from Ducati, the guys on the track and everyone who works at Borgo Panigale. I want to tell my team that I’ll do everything I can to make sure they have fun during the 2021 season, while I want like to ask the fans to continue to support us even if there will be some difficult moments because thanks to their warmth, we’ll be able to overcome them in a big way”.
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