The Aruba Data Center in Arezzo hosted the presentation of the new Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team, the only official Ducati team in the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship. The agreement between Ducati and Aruba, Italy’s leading web hosting and cloud services company, will last three years.
During the event, in the presence of media representatives from the two sectors (Motorsport and Information Technology), as well as team sponsors and partners, the team illustrated its sporting plans and technical innovations for the 2015 Superbike World Championship, which will get underway on 22 February at Phillip Island in Australia.
Ducati riders Chaz Davies (left, above) and Davide Giugliano, then revealed the new livery of the factory 1199 Panigale R featuring the 2015 livery of Aruba.it Racing – the major sponsor for the Ducati Superbike Team.
After unveiling the new livery of the factory Ducati Panigale R bikes, Davies and Giugliano spoke about the positive results obtained during the recent Portimao and Jerez tests as well as their expectations for the 2015 championship.
Chaz Davies: “We’ve worked very well over the winter and I think that we’re on the right track so to speak. I’m very confident about the upcoming season, and I am sure that we can fight for the positions that count every weekend. The new livery of the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team Panigale R bikes is really great and very aggressive and now I cannot wait to get on track in Australia for the first races of the 2015 season!”
Davide Giugliano: “We’ve made good progress during the winter tests, especially last week in Jerez where I had strong pace and felt already totally at ease on my bike. I must thank all of the guys in Ducati, because they have worked tirelessly over the winter in order to provide us with these fantastic Panigale R bikes. As an Italian rider, with an Italian team, it will be my honour to race with the Ducati for a second consecutive season; we’ll be doing all we can to bring home the best possible results for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team.”
The presentation was broadcast in live streaming on the team’s new website, www.arubaracing.it, providing both the press and the many fans across the world with the chance to watch the event live.
In a few days’ time, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team will travel to Australia, where the final winter test sessions will take place at Phillip Island on 16 and 17 February, followed by the opening round of the 2015 World Superbike Championship, to take place over the weekend of 20-22 February at the same track.