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16:25  02 october  2020
16:25  02 october  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Ducati also has before the racing weekend in Magny- Cours (France) has not yet made a decision about who will ride alongside Scott Redding in the coming WSBK season. It is not even certain whether it will be clarified before the season finale in Estoril (Portugal) in two weeks who will get second place in the Ducati factory team.

But it is clear that Ducati will choose between Chaz Davies and Michael Ruben Rinaldi. "There are no other names involved. It will be decided between Chaz and Michael," confirms Ducati team manager Serafino Foti.

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"We haven't made a decision yet. We will make the final decision in a few weeks. We are in no rush," explains Foti. "We want to focus on the current season because it is very important to finish it well. That's why we decided to wait another two or three weeks."

After the second Aragon weekend, there were many indications that Michael Ruben Rinaldi would join the works team. With the victory, the young Italian was promoting himself. Rinaldi is considered a Ducati Junior and has enjoyed the support of main sponsor Aruba for years. But then Chaz Davies won the next event in Barcelona.

Did the Barcelona win increase Davies' chances? "Nothing's going on. Do you have a job for me?" Jokes the multiple vice world champion in an interview with 'WorldSBK.com'. Davies doesn't sound particularly optimistic.

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Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri will once again ride the Panigale R on track for its final challenge ahead of next year’s debut of the Panigale V4. Also, we decided to move to SBK with the Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team and Michael Ruben Rinaldi , a young rider with plenty of potential.

Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati #7): “I’m very excited and motivated about the season that’s about to start. After five years and many great memories with the twin-cylinder bike, the time has come to begin a new challenge and I can’t wait to get back on track with the Panigale V4 R. My last tests

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Is Chaz Davies' time at Ducati running out in two weeks?

Photo: Aruba.it Racing - Ducati

"To be honest, I don't know where my future lies. It would be nice to know as soon as possible. But at the moment I have to concentrate on my work. Hopefully I can repeat what I do I succeeded in Barcelona, ​​"said the three-time vice world champion.

Davies had ruled out a move to a Ducati customer team after his victory in Catalonia. The Welshman also wants to drive for a works team in 2021. Apart from Ducati, Davies has little chance of turning this plan into reality. The WSBK veteran could only find a place at Honda if HRC does not continue its cooperation with Leon Haslam.

With images from Motorsport Images.

Estoril WSBK: Davies leads Ducati 1-2 in season finale .
Chaz Davies capped off his stint as a factory Ducati rider with a fine victory in the final race of the 2020 World Superbike season at Estoril, leading a 1-2 for the Italian manufacturer. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Chaz Davies, ARUBA.IT Racing Ducati While polesitter Toprak Razgatlioglu got the best launch off the line, Davies managed to pass him into Turn 1 to take an early lead. The two were quickly joined by the Kawasaki of Jonathan Rea, who had jumped Michael van der Mark at the start before capitalising on a crash for GRT Yamaha’s to move up to third.

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