The Welshman retired from racing at the end of 2021, but he’ll be back in the WorldSBK paddock this season, supporting riders Alvaro Bautista, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Niccolò Bulega
Chaz Davies has only recently hung up his helmet as far as the racing is concerned, but the Welshman will continue to attend WorldSBK rounds. The soon to be 35-year old will remain in the paddock, undertaking a role for Ducati after representing the manufacturer as a rider for a total of eight seasons.
The tall, blond Brit will act as coach for the Aruba Racing team, which will field Alvaro Bautista, Michael Ruben Rinaldi and Niccolò Bulega across the Superbike and Supersport classes in 2022. So the Spaniard and the two Italians will be able to count on the support of a man who has a huge amount of experience.
Chaz is pleased that he’ll remain ‘part of the family’, as he confirms in the official press release: “I’m absolutely thrilled to remain part of the racing world and especially with the Aruba.it - Ducati family, with whom I enjoyed the best years of my racing career. It will be an interesting perspective to see the action from ‘the other side of the fence’! I believe that with my seven years of experience as an official Ducati rider and knowledge of both the Ducati V2 and V4 bikes I am well equipped to contribute to the future success of the team. We have excellent riders for the 2022 WorldSBK and WorldSSP campaigns and I will give everything I can to maximise their potential. I want to thank Stefano Cecconi, Feel Racing and Ducati for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started!”
Translated by Heather Watson