WorldSBK: Michael Ruben Rinaldi “like a son however racing is racing”, Ducati near a choice | World Superbikes

Serafino Foti has admitted that Michael Ruben Rinaldi is sort of a son to Ducati and that they want for the Italian to proceed with them.

Nonetheless, that seems unlikely as a change is anticipated alongside world champion Alvaro Bautista.

Nicolo Bulega is the recent favorite to affix Bautista at Ducati, whereas Axel Bassani and Danilo Petrucci are anticipated to stay put at Motocorsa and Barni Ducati.

Andrea Iannone can be within the operating to affix Ducati, whereas Sam Lowes is coming throughout from Moto2 with the Marc VDS group aboard Panigale V4 R equipment.

When it comes to confirming their full manufacturing facility line-up, Foti stated this on day-one of the Aragon check: “We’re actually near a choice. We’ve got a ultimate assembly within the subsequent few days. Our objective might be to announce our line-up at Magny-Cours. 

“To be trustworthy, as I’ve stated up to now, Bulega’s the most effective choices however we additionally produce other choices. 

“We’ve got a transparent concept, however we wish to perceive actually what’s the best option for us. We’ve got a very good relationship with Rinaldi. 

“He’s like a son however racing is racing. He was so quick on day one for us. I hope he can proceed with Ducati as a result of we are going to attempt to discover him a spot. The ultimate choice might be made within the subsequent few days.”

The Ducati group supervisor additionally spoke about their Supersport line-up, saying many riders have been mentioned internally.

“At this second, we tried to talk to many riders,” stated Foti. “Loads of riders additionally requested about driving in WorldSSP. 

“We have to be trustworthy, and I attempt to be clear, we now have many riders and I attempt to communicate to them. It’s just a little bit early however we’d additionally prefer to outline within the subsequent month.”

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