News 13 Feb 2020 - Racing Ducati uncovers 2020 Panigale V4 R

Factory Ducati rolls out 2020 contender for Redding and Davies.

Image: Supplied. Racing – Ducati has unveiled its 2020 Panigale V4 R that will be piloted by Scott Redding and Chaz Davies in the FIM Motul Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

The team introduced itself to guests and media in a presentation at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, where an updated livery was uncovered for the upcoming season.

“I’m very excited for this new adventure,” said newcomer Redding. “It will be important to get off to a good start, especially on the first circuits that I know very well. We still have to understand where we really are in terms of absolute performance but it is clear that our mission is to start winning as soon as possible.

“I am very satisfied with what we achieved during the tests. I would like to thank the team that has done a great job and has given me a lot of confidence. We all have the same goal and this is a very important motivation. I would like to thank in a special way and Ducati for giving me this opportunity and for welcoming me in an exceptional way.

“What can I promise to the fans? I know that the passion of the Ducatisti is extraordinary and so I’ll give all my energy with just one goal – to bring the title back to Bologna.”

Team regular Davies added: “My expectations are very high. In the second part of the 2019 season our performances and results have improved considerably and, in the last races, we have always fought for the podium.

“The goal is to do even better and I believe that the experience accumulated over the years can help us. We have done a good job during the winter and the feeling is positive even though I have never been looking for the lap-time during the tests.

“I feel much better than I did 12 months ago, both physically and with the feeling with my bike. I want to thank all our fans for their support and I hope to celebrate many victories with them, maybe even in a few months on this same circuit.”

The WorldSBK series kicks off on 28 February-1 March at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia.