WSB: Team GoEleven Ducati unveil all-new 2021 livery

GoEleven Ducati's brand-new look for 2021
GoEleven Ducati's brand-new look for 2021

Team GoEleven Ducati has unveiled a brand-new look ahead of the 2021 World Superbike season.

Last season the team's Ducati V4R was covered in a fluorescent red, yellow and white paintjob. However, for 2021 the team has swapped to a baby blue, black and white livery, whilst - sponsors of the factory Ducati team - has joined as a major sponsor.

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Team GoEleven pulled off a major coup over the winter by acquiring the services of Chaz Davies after the Welshman was replaced at the factory Ducati team by Michael Ruben Rinaldi - formally of Team GoEleven.

Davies finished third overall last season and scored more points than anybody else in the final three rounds of the 2020 campaign. The 34-year-old is one of the most successful WorldSBK riders with 32 race wins and 98 podiums from his 237 race starts.

“For the 2021 season, I just want to enjoy it to be honest,” Davies said at the launch. “Hopefully, we can have a normal season without too much interruption like in 2020. I want to get 100% out of myself and this for me, in the past, has always been the approach, instead of setting a big target or speaking too much beforehand.

"I’m confident that if I’m happy and that if I can have the correct support from Ducati, then we can achieve the same results that we achieved in the past: fighting for the podium and winning many races!”

During his time in WorldSBK Davies has finished runner-up on three occasions - 2015, 2017 and 2018 - and has often been the only rider able to consistently challenge six-time champion Jonathan Rea.

Meanwhile, Team GoEleven secured their maiden victory in 2020 and became Independent Champions with Rinaldi.

“We know that he’s [Davies] one of the strongest riders in World Superbike, he has achieved incredible results in recent years, with a lot of consistency, and I think he has proven to be the closest rider to Jonny Rea," Team manager Denis Sacchetti added.

“It’s [the bike] not a revolution, it is a continuous improvement from the starting product, the 2019 motorcycle. Ducati's heart always beats for competition and to get the most out of it. If we go to the details, we have tried to balance the weights of the bike in a different way, this is perhaps the most important part, it has a new tank a new seat... these are improvements on a starting base that was already optimal."

Davies did not attend this week's two-day private test at Misano, which was topped by Rinaldi on his factory Ducati.

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Josh Close

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