The Aruba.it Racing launch their 2021 WSBK season
The 2021 World Superbike season of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team officially kicked off on Thursday with the presentation of the two Ducati Panigale V4 R machines of Scott Redding, who is in his second season with the Ducati team and Michael Ruben Rinaldi.
Rinaldi is fresh from an excellent season in which he scored his first WorldSBK victory at Motorland Aragón, this can be considered as a comeback after winning with the Aruba Junior Team the 2017 Superstock 1000 Championship Title.
“Since 2015, we have officially represented Ducati in the Superbike World Championship, and our results have grown steadily to the second and third place obtained with Scott and Chaz last season. Our goal is to take that final step forward to reach the target we have set ourselves since the beginning of this adventure.” Said Stefano Cecconi CEO Aruba S.p.A. and Team Principal at Aruba.it Racing – Ducati.
“After last year’s surprising debut, in 2021, we expect Redding to bring out his full potential. On the other hand, Rinaldi has had a long journey, including winning the Superstock 1000 title. It is a great satisfaction for us to see him in the factory team, and in light of his extremely convincing season with a private team in 2020, we hope he can do even better this year.”
“I want to wish the team and the riders the best of luck for this season which, given the moment we’re experiencing, won’t be easy from a logistical point of view. Finally, my thoughts go out to all the fans: in the first few races, they probably won’t be able to be with us at the track, and we will certainly miss them. However, we’re sure that they will follow us from home, giving us all the warmth and affection that they have always given us over the years”.
“Last season was very exciting for me. The great support I received from Ducati and the extraordinary bond with the Aruba.it team were very important and gave me a deep desire to be competitive and win again. For this reason, I’ll give my best to make that step that we missed in 2020. I’m convinced I can do well because last season, I had the opportunity to gain a lot of experience with the Panigale V4 R, know new circuits, and understand the format of an exciting competition like WorldSBK.” Said Scott Redding.
“This will allow me to start on an equal footing with my competitors in 2021. I want to thank all the guys in the team who work hard every day. To the fans, I will try to entertain them on track to celebrate together at the end”.
“In 2020, I got my first WorldSBK win, and it will always be a beautiful memory. However, the goals are higher now, and I will work hard to achieve great results with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. After winning the Superstock 1000 Title with the Aruba Junior team, now it’s like coming home to my family.” Said Michael Ruben Rinaldi
“Wearing these colours is a great honour, and that makes me very proud, as I think it makes all the guys in the team proud because it means that the path we have taken has been positive… I want to tell my team that I’ll do everything I can to make sure they have fun during the 2021 season, while I want like to ask the fans to continue to support us even if there will be some difficult moments because thanks to their warmth, we’ll be able to overcome them in a big way.”