Former Moto2 World Champion, Tito Rabat is staged to make his MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship debut in 2021 with the Italian Barni Racing Team. The 34 year old Spaniard will pilot the Ducati Panigale V4 R for the Ducati satellite team in their championship efforts.
Tito Rabat earned the Moto2 World Championship title in 2014 before moving up to the the premier class in 2016.
Tito Rabat takes the seat of the recently promoted Michael Ruben Rinaldi. Rinaldi has joined the Aruba.it Racing Ducati WorldSBK team, replacing the departed Chaz Davies.
“After many years in MotoGP™ I will have the chance to start a new adventure in WorldSBK and I want to show all my potential in this Championship. I know I’ll have at my disposal a great bike and a good team, for this opportunity I want to thank the Barni Racing Team and Ducati. For me, the new challenge started today when I jumped on the Ducati Panigale V4 R for the first time. I can’t wait to take it on track, and I will work hard to be full prepared for the first test.” – Tito Rabit.
“We are very happy about the agreement between Marco Barnabò and Tito Rabat. Since many year the Barni Racing Team is a consolidated reality as a Ducati satellite team in Superbike and we are sure that in 2021 the squad will be able to put Tito in the best conditions to express all his talent. Rabat arrives in the WorldSBK championship motivated to achieve important results and we are sure he can count on Barni’s maximum support.” – Paolo Cibatti, Sporting Director of Ducati Corse.