Davide Giugliano says he feels honoured to ride for Ducati and will do everything he can to bring a World Superbike Championship title back to Italy in 2015.

The 25 year-old enters into his second season with the factory assisted Ducati team after a 2014 campaign highlighted by two pole positions but littered with costly race day mistakes.

Nonetheless, former Superstock 1000 champion has shown strong form on the Aruba.it-backed 1199 Panigale R during pre-season testing, saying he is fully committed to establish himself as Italy's leading contender in the absence of MotoGP-bound Marco Melandri.

"As an Italian rider, with an Italian team, it will be my honour to race with the Ducati for a second consecutive season; we'll be doing all we can to bring home the best possible results for the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Superbike Team," Giugliano said.

Giugliano set the benchmark at the first World Superbike tests in Jerez, topping the timesheet with a 1m 39.332s lap, and said he felt confident on the 2015 bike after a short period of time getting used to it.

"We've made good progress during the winter tests, especially last week in Jerez where I had strong pace and felt already totally at ease on my bike," he said. "I must thank all of the guys in Ducati, because they have worked tirelessly over the winter in order to provide us with these fantastic Panigale R bikes."



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