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22 April 2018

Davies 5th and Melandri 7th in Race 2 at Assen with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team

After taking a podium in Race 1 with Chaz Davies (3rd), the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team resumed competition today at Assen (Netherlands), home of the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, scoring a fifth and seventh place with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri respectively in Race 2. Both riders faced a difficult task after briefly going off the track in the early-laps pandemonium.

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21 April 2018

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team on the podium in Race 1 at Assen with Davies (3rd), 6th place for Melandri

After a positive start in free-practice, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team took it back to the track today at Assen (Netherlands) and clinched yet another podium with Chaz Davies, third in Race 1. The Welshman got off to a strong start from third row, passing several riders to get within the top three half-way through the race and cross the finish line in third position, just one second behind the winner.

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20 April 2018

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team ready to fight: Melandri 2nd and Davies 8th in Friday's free-practice sessions at Assen

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team resumed action today at Assen (Netherlands) for the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. In Friday's free-practice sessions, Marco Melandri made a solid start posting the second-best time with a 1:35.399, only 0.243 behind the provisional leader, thereby laying a solid base for Superpole and Race 1.

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17 April 2018

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team ready for the action at Assen, home of the fourth round of the WorldSBK championship

After taking a brilliant win and two more podiums at Aragon (Spain) last weekend, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team is ready to take it back to the track at Assen (Netherlands) for the fourth round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship.
Both Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are keen to take home their first win on the historic TT Circuit, where they both already stepped on the podium with the Panigale R, the Welshman four times and the Italian once.

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15 April 2018

Stunning win by Chaz Davies in Race 2 at Aragon with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team, Marco Melandri 3rd and back on the podium

After finishing on the podium with a 2nd place in Race 1, Chaz Davies took a stunning win in Race 2 at Aragon (Spain) with the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team.
Marco Melandri also rode a solid race to finish 3rd after constantly fighting at the top . Starting from third row, Davies bided his time early on, then took the lead with five laps to go and never looked back, taking the 7th win of his career at Aragon and second of the season.

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14 April 2018

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team on the podium in Race 1 at Aragon with Chaz Davies (2nd), 4th place for Melandri

After a positive start to its campaign in Friday's free-practice, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team took yet another podium with Chaz Davies in Race 1 at Aragon (Spain), home of the third round of the 2018 WorldSBK championship.
The Welshman, who started from 11th position due to a crash during Superpole, showed his character by storming back through the field – twice, due to a restart – until he reached the leading group, then defended second position under the checkered flag.

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13 April 2018

Positive start for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team at Aragon: Melandri 1st and Davies 4th in Friday's free-practice sessions

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team resumed action at Aragon (Spain), which hosts the first European round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship after an overseas start in Australia and Thailand. On the track on the outskirts of Alcañiz, Marco Melandri posted the provisional best time in Friday's free-practice sessions with a 1:50.652.
The Italian, as most of the riders, registered his personal best during FP2 in dry track conditions, while FP1 and FP3 were characterized by intermittent rain and little track action.

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10 April 2018

Il Campionato Mondiale Superbike sbarca in Europa: il team Aruba.it Racing - Ducati ad Aragon per il terzo round

After taking three wins in the first two overseas rounds of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team is ready to kick off the "European season" with the Aragon (Spain) round, scheduled for April 13-15.

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25 March 2018

Superb victory by Davies in Race 2 at Buriram, Melandri 7th despite some issues

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team climbed back to the top step of the podium at Buriram (Thailand) with Chaz Davies, who sealed a brilliant win in Race 2 starting from third row.

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24 March 2018

Strong comeback for Davies, 3rd in Race 1 at Buriram; difficult race for Melandri, 8th

Race 1 of the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship, held at Buriram (Thailand), was characterized by opposite fates for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team. Chaz Davies sealed a fantastic third place coming back from ninth position on the grid, while Marco Melandri was forced to settle for 8th on the finish line due to issues in some sectors of the track.

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25 March 2018

Melandri and Davies finish Friday's practice sessions at Buriram in 4th and 5th position respectively but very close to the top

A month after the opening round in Australia, which resulted in a double win, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team resumed action at Buriram (Thailand) for the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship. Friday's free-practice sessions, which were held in more favorable weather conditions compared with the past - with about 30 degrees in the atmosphere - resulted in a close fight at the top of the time sheets, with five riders within a tenth of a second.

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25 February 2018

Stunning double by Melandri in Race 2 at Phillip Island; unlucky race for Davies, crashed out while in first position

After taking the opening race of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship yesterday, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team did the double at Phillip Island (Australia) with Marco Melandri. The race itself went down to the wire and was decided by only 0.021 seconds. It's Melandri's 22nd win in WorldSBK, which makes him the most successful Italian in the production-based series.

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24 February 2018

A day to remember for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team: Melandri wins Race 1 at Phillip Island, Davies is third

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team enjoyed a memorable performance at Phillip Island (Australia), home of the first round of the 2018 WorldSBK Championship.
Marco Melandri took an extraordinary victory in Race 1, his second with Ducati and first on the Australian track, and Chaz Davies put together a strong comeback to finish in third position.

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22 February 2018

The 2018 Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team presented at Global Cloud Data Center in Ponte San Pietro

  • Continuity: fourth year of partnership between Aruba.it and Ducati; 24 wins, always in the top 3 in the championship
  • 2018-spec Panigale R features upgrades in terms of engine, electronics and chassis
  • End of an era: last year of competition with the Panigale R ahead of the Panigale V4 debut
After another successful season, which finished with 8 wins overall and the runner-up spot in the championship for Chaz Davies, the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team is ready to take on a new challenge in the 2018 WorldSBK Championship.

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24 November 2017

Testing concludes at Jerez for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team

The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team concluded its track activities for 2017 with a three-day test at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain). Taking advantage of mild weather conditions, Marco Melandri clocked 208 laps to move forward with the development of the 2018-spec Panigale R, finishing with a personal best of 1:39.577.

Chaz Davies, on the other hand, was only able to test on the first day after being forced to interrupt his program ahead of schedule due to a crash that resulted in a right-knee ligament sprain coupled with a contusion.

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