The Ducati Superbike Squad from WorldSBK has unveiled their 2017 livery ahead of the season opener in Phillip Island, Australia in two weeks time. Chaz Davies together with Aruba.it Racing has acquired their latest team mate and legendary former MotoGP rider, Marco Melandri.
The 35-year-old Italian is probably one of only a few riders who have ridden most of the top machines in MotoGP which includes the 2003 Yamaha M1, 2007 Honda RC212V, 2008 Ducati Desmosedici GP8, 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR and the 2015 Aprilia RS-GP. With his vast background in MotoGP machineries, Melandri is looking to conquer the World Superbikes again with the assistance of his newly-acquired ride, Aruba.it’s Ducati Panigale 1199 R.
Chaz Davies is also looking to throwing the hammer down this year after having an impressive season last year. With 11 races wins and finishing third overall behind the Kawasaki power duo, Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, the 30-year-old Welsh will be more determined than ever to chase for 2017 world championship title.
Here’s the gallery of the 2017 Aruba.it Racing’s Ducati Panigale 1199 R and their riders, Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri.