Ducati have today unveiled their new Panigale V4 R livery ahead of the 2021 WorldSBK campaign. 

The team head into the new season looking to claim their first title since 2011, and will be relying on Scott Redding and Michael Ruben Rinaldi to challenge six-time champion Jonathan Rea.

Redding finished runner-up to Rea and Kawasaki last season in his debut season in World Superbike.

The 2019 BSB champion is joined by former Team GoEleven Ducati rider Rinaldi, as the Italian replaces Chaz Davies who in turn has moved across to the GoEleven team. 

Speaking at the team's Official launch, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicalli said: "Ducati has been participating in the Superbike World Championship since its creation in 1988, and excitement is always high at the start of a new season.

"The Panigale V4 R is absolutely one of the closest road bikes to a real racing bike, and the fact that such a high-performance product is available to all enthusiasts makes us very proud.

"There is a strong union with, our long-standing partner, and a very important technological collaboration that starts on track and expands into the corporate digital and IT processes.

"With this in mind and supported by the talent of our riders Scott Redding and Michael Rinaldi, who are true ambassadors of our brand, we look forward to the start of the 2021 season with optimism."


One of the masterminds behind Ducati's resurgence in competing for world titles in both WorldSBK and MotoGP over the last few years, has been General Manager of Ducati Corse, Luigi Dall'igna. 

"The 2020 season has been exciting, and to see both of our riders fighting for top positions is a source of great satisfaction and pride for all of Ducati Corse," added the Italian. 

"This year, with Scott and Michael, I'm sure we'll be very competitive and that we'll be able to take another step forward and further improve our bikes' performance.

"I'm asking the team to give it their all, as always, and I believe that together we can achieve extraordinary results." 

You can find out how Ducati and their two riders get on at the Official World Superbike test in Barcelona on March 31-2 April. 



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