WSBK – WSBK 2016: Ducati keeps Davies and Giugliano – Used DUCATI

WSBK 2016: Ducati keeps Davies and Giugliano

WSBK - WSBK 2016: Ducati keeps Davies and Giugliano - Used DUCATI

Engaged in 2014 and 2015 in the World Superbike Championship by the official Ducati team, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano are among the best riders on the WSBK grid and are logically renewed in 2016. Objective: to become the best…

Like Kawasaki, Ducati has decided not to change its team for the 2016 World Superbike season. The Reds and hope that next year, it will be them and not Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes who will win … the most points !

"The confirmation of our pilots was beyond doubt", assures Paolo Ciabatti, sporting director of Ducati’s racing department,"because we are convinced that they are currently two of the greatest talents of the WSBK championship".

For Chaz Davies, the renewal of the contract was more than obvious: his second place in the provisional WSBK ranking speaks for him! Far behind the ruthless "JR" (452 ​​points out of 500!), "Chazie" is 13 steps ahead of Tom Sykes himself, world champion in, vice-champion in and …

In 2015 (there are six left to run, including two on Sunday in Jerez!), The n ° 7 has been on the podium 14 times, including four times on the top step. And Chaz is riding harder and harder: in his last four outings at then at, he has had three wins and a second place. !

"I’m very happy to have signed for one more year with Ducati and Racing – Ducati Superbike Team", testifies Chaz:"we have made progress in every race this year and achieved very good results, especially in recent months".

Several factors can explain his excellent results this season: talent, hard work, concentration, relaxation – all in good time! -, but also and above all "continuity". Indeed, for the first time in his career at a very high level, the Welsh rider did not change his bike during the winter..

"With Ducati and the team we have continued to move in the right direction but we can do better and I am convinced that the bike will allow me to go even faster next year", he urges."This contract is a great reward for my work and I in turn hope to reward Ducati with good results in 2016"

Hired at the same time as the 2011 Supersport world champion, Davide Giugliano is also renewed for 2016. Despite a disastrous 2015 season, Ducati therefore continues to bet on the Superstock 1000 champion (in 2011 on 1098R).

"Davide, due to his two injuries, was only able to take part in a few races and was not 100% fit", underlines the big boss of the Ducati Aruba team, Stefano Cecconi,"and despite this, he has shown great talent and speed: we are therefore confident, we will see him deploy his full potential in 2016".

Hit in the back for the first time a few days before, then a second time this summer, the Italian driver was forced to draw a line on his short 2015 season: only 10 races, but two Superpoles and three podiums all the same. !

"The team is a big family and I really feel like a part of it", rejoices n ° 34."I’m obviously sorry that the season went like this, after what happened in Australia and then in Laguna Seca, but in the races in which we have participated we have always given our all and have collected good results.".

"I am therefore happy to continue on the path we have taken with Racing – Ducati Superbike Team", continues the Roman pilot – future Emperor? -, who will however have to be careful not to fall back into his shortcomings – and the gravel traps -, at the start of the race in particular.

"I will need a little more time to regain my physical condition", Davide warns again."I don’t know when I will be able to start winter testing, but I will do everything I can to get back on my Panigale R as soon as possible".

In the meantime, Giugliano will be replaced this weekend in Jerez by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro, who experienced "a very busy week since I rode last weekend on Bridgestones at, carried out tests again at Misano on Michelin and here I am back on the track on a Panigale and Pirelli !"Enough to lose your Latin !

Will the n ° 55 manage to find a good rhythm during the tests and to make two good races on Sunday in Spain? Mystery and balls of tires … Answers to follow this weekend on Site of course, with the complete reports almost live of the races. Stay connected !

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