Chaz Davies superb form in 2015 has been rewarded with a one year contract extension at Ducati. News that the Welshman, a former World Supersport champion, has been retained will come as no surprise given how strong a season he has had. With three rounds remaining Davies still has slim hopes of taking the title from Jonathan Rea but given the improvements made by Ducati a title tilt next year is likely.
“I’m very happy to have put pen to paper for another year with Ducati and the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team," said Davies. "This year we’ve made progress race after race, obtaining some very strong results especially in recent months. I believe it is important - for me, the team and for Ducati - to keep that continuity and I consider this a really good opportunity because I am confident about the development and improvement in performance.
"Together with Ducati and the team, we’ve continued to move in the right direction right from the start, but we can do more and I’m convinced that next year the bike will allow me to be even faster. The contract renewal is great payback for my work and I hope to be able to reward the team and Ducati with great results in 2016.”
Davide Guigliano was also confirmed at the team for a third season with the Italian having the opportunity to recover from his injuries over the winter and mount a challenge next year.
“I’m really pleased to have renewed with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team. Ducati has always meant a great deal to me and to have the chance to continue to work with these people, who show such professionalism and compassion, is fundamental for a rider like me," said the Italian. "The team is like a big family, of which I feel very much a part. I am of course very sorry for how this season has turned out, after what happened at the start of the year in Australia and then also at Laguna Seca but in those races that we have completed we’ve always given it our all and scored some important results.
"I am therefore very happy to be able to continue on the path that I’ve started along with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team members. Physically, it will take a little more time for me to return to full fitness. We don’t yet know exactly when I’ll be able to begin winter testing but I’m doing all I can to be back on my Panigale R as soon as possible.”