Gino Rea will make his full-time Bennetts British Superbike championship comeback with Bike Devil Ducati.

After re-joining the Hampshire-based team for the final two rounds of 2019, having previously recorded a best-ever result for an MV Agusta in BSB with 12th place at Cadwell Park in Race 1, Rea completes the new-look team as it switches to Ducati machinery for 2020.

Naturally Rea is relishing the opportunity to race the title-winning Ducati V4 R next year, meaning there will be four Ducatis on the 2020 grid alongside the Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon at PBM plus Tommy Bridewell at Oxford Racing, and after a truncated 2019 switching between BSB and the Endurance World Championship the British rider is looking forward to a fresh start.

“I’m so excited and grateful to be returning to the BSB paddock full time in 2020 with Bike Devil Ducati. After joining the team as a last-minute replacement at Cadwell Park where we scored points straight away, it is great to be rewarded with a full-time ride next season,” Rea said.

“It’s been a tough year having to watch all the races that I should have been in but I stayed active, and I learnt a lot running the R4R Superstock team and competing in the Endurance World Championship. It’s made me even more determined and hungry to come back racing in BSB.

“Making the switch to the Ducati V4 is a fantastic opportunity for us all, we know what the Ducati is capable of and I hope we can maximise the potential of the bike. I’ll do everything I can to make this successful.”