Michael Ruben Rinaldi has switched to the Team Go Eleven Ducati squad for the 2020 World Superbike championship after losing his ride at Barni Ducati to Leon Camier.

The Italian rider will stay on Ducati machinery next season having contested his first full World Superbike campaign this year with the Barni Racing-run squad as he secures his World Superbike future with Team Go Eleven Ducati.

Rinaldi effectively replaces Eugene Laverty with the Irish rider heading to the factory BMW squad for 2020.

The Italian is duly looking to build on his maiden full WorldSBK campaign over the winter adapting to Team Go Eleven Ducati.

“It is a pleasure and an honour to have this opportunity with the Go Eleven Team,” Rinaldi said. “I am happy because thanks to them, who have wanted me, we managed to find a good agreement.

“My goal remains to continue to grow because it will be only my second consecutive year in Superbike. We can get good results and we will be able to have a better consistency than last year.

“I thank Denis Sacchetti, Gianni Ramello and all the sponsors for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to start in January, in the tests, to get ready for the first race and take away a lot of satisfaction.”

Team manager Denis Sacchetti is naturally delighted to secure Rinaldi’s signature and is confident of helping the young Italian climb the WorldSBK pecking order.

“Needless to hide the enthusiasm, I am really happy to be able to work with a guy who is so aggressive and so hungry for results,” he said.

“Michael is the young Italian promise of World Superbike. His great talent is undisputed, in his first full year of the world championship, he has almost achieved the podium, and this confirms everything about Rinaldi's potential for growth.”

 

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