The 2018 MotoGP seats for the Avintia Reale Ducati team are still up for grabs considering that they’ve not confirm any riders yet.
Current riders Loris Baz and Hector Barbera are said not to be continuing their race efforts with the Avintia Ducati outfit for next year.
Rumours points towards Tito Rabat who is said will bring in his own personal sponsorship of around €1 million (around RM 5 million) to get into the 2018 MotoGP Ducati hot seat.
We all know that all the MotoGP seats for 2018 are fast getting filled in with more riders being announced as of late. The latest would be the controversial signing of Scott Redding to race with the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini outfit in replacement of the outgoing Sam Lowes.
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There are not a lot left and riders who have not signed for 2018 are desperately scrambling for the available seats but it won’t be an easy task. Teams like the Marc VDS and Avintia Reale Ducati are still up for grabs.
According to a report made by MCN, the current riders for Avintia Reale Ducati have not been confirmed just yet for 2018 which also means that it’s open for others to partake as well.
News in the paddocks are pointing in the direction of current MotoGP rider Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) who has been claimed to be the on top of the Avintia Ducati scout list. The signing of Rabat with the Avintia Ducati for 2018 is further strengthen with the fact that the rider himself will be bringing in his own form of sponsorship of around €1 million (around RM 5 million) to team next year.
However, there are other riders mentioned to be involved in the discussions pertaining getting that seat in the Avintia Reale Ducati squad. Mika Kallio who’s currently the test rider for the factory KTM squad might be highly likely considering the amount of time and effort he has spent in developing the KTM RC16 MotoGP bike and also obtaining the best ever KTM race result when he raced as a wild card entry in the previous round.
The news however is still very much in the dark considering that the team might scout for potential riders from the current Moto2 line up instead for obvious financial reasons. All in all, we just have to wait for a few more weeks before the team is ready to make their official announcement.
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