The Auditorium Aruba.it (Global Cloud Data Center, Ponte San Pietro, Italy), was the stage for the launch of the 2023 season of the Aurba.it Racing WorldSSP team that will see for the second year Nicolò Bulega aboard the Ducati Panigale V2.
The two anchormen of Sky Sport MotoGP and TV8 Sandro Donato Grosso and Davide Camicioli entertained sponsors and guests by first involving Niccolò Bulega on stage for the traditional unveiling of the Panigale V2, then Alvaro Bautista and Michael Rinaldi who posed for a photo opportunity on their respective Ducati Panigale V4R machines unveiled a few days ago at Madonna di Campiglio (Trento, Italy).
Riders, management, and team will move on in a week’s time to Phillip Island (Australia) where, after the final winter tests scheduled for 20 and 21 February, the Australian Round, the first leg of the 2023 WorldSBK season, will take place.
Stefano Cecconi (Team Principal Aruba.it Racing WSSP)
“It’s a fascinating challenge that we face with great determination. We are in the second year of a project on which we have staked a lot and which we continue to support with commitment. We showed last season that we can be very competitive despite being in our first year in the category with a new bike and an experienced – but rookie – rider. We will make dedication and attention to detail our winning weapons in order to achieve the result we have set ourselves”.
Serafino Foti (Team Manager Aruba.it Racing WSSP)
“We face the second season of WorldSSP with great ambitions and awareness of having all the chances to achieve important results. We have great confidence in Nicolò’s skills and in the potential of the Panigale V2. At the same time we are aware of the level of our competitors, but it is a challenge that does not frighten us, especially because we can count on the professionalism and dedication of our team.”
Nicolò Bulega (Aruba.it Racing WSSP Team #11)
“I can’t wait to be in Australia. We have high expectations for this season and the tests at Jerez and Portimao have shown that the direction taken by the team during the winter was the right one. I felt comfortable with the bike straight away and I think small but important steps forward have been made in terms of performance. The goal is to get off to a good start, right from free practice at Phillip Island, to fight with the front guys. In the end, then we’ll see what we have picked up with the knowledge that we have always given our best”.