Scott Redding will join Chaz Davies in the 2020 Superbike World Championship aboard the Italian team's official Ducati Panigale V4R .
The 26-year old Englishman, who hails from Quedgeley, is competing in the BSB championship this year, where he has so far scored five race wins and five pole positions and currently lies second in the general standings with the Ducati Panigale 4R of team Be Wiser Racing. 2020 will see him make his debut in the production-derived series after a five-year stint in MotoGP and one year in BSB.
Scott Redding will flank the already confirmed Chaz Davies, who will be embarking on his seventh season with Ducati, forming a strong all-British line-up.
Scott Redding stated: “I’m so happy to join the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team, which is something that I’ve wanted for a long time, because to be able to work with a team that can fight for a world title is really a great opportunity for me. Obviously now I have to remain fully focussed on the British Superbike Championship, because I want to try and win that title with the Be Wiser Ducati before stepping back up to a world championship again. A big thanks to all those people who have helped to make this dream happen, and now I can’t wait to get on the factory Panigale V4 R bike in the World Superbike Championship."
Stefano Cecconi, Aruba.it Racing Team Principal added: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Scott into our team. Despite being a rookie in BSB, on his first experience with the Panigale V4 R and with numerous tracks he has never seen before, Scott has proved to be fast right out of the box and to be able to aim straight for the title. For this reason, we have been following him with interest and we were impressed with his form even before having to look for a team-mate for Chaz in the coming seasons. With his determination and experience, I’m convinced he will be quick right from the start, even on a WSBK-spec bike. I wish to fondly bid goodbye to Álvaro and thank him for the incredible emotions that he has given us this year, he will surely be a difficult adversary to beat! Now however we must focus on the current season: we no longer have an advantage, but the world title battle is still open and we will give our maximum commitment to conclude our collaboration in the best possible way.”