Tito Rabat will ride the Ducati Panigale V4 R of the Barni Racing Team in 2021 WorldSBK season
Calvenzano (BG), 21 December 2020 – The Barni Racing Team is pleased to announce that Tito Rabat will defend the colours of the Marco Barnabò’s squad in the 2021 WorldSBK season. The Catalan will ride the Ducati Panigale V4 R of the team from Bergamo and today he made his first contact with the new team. At the Barni Racing Team’s factory in Calvenzano – about 30km far from Bergamo – Tito signed the new one-year contract than he jumped on the saddle of his new bike for the first time. Also the Sporting Director of Ducati Corse Paolo Ciabatti attended the meeting.
Esteve “Tito” Rabat, born in Barcelona in 1989, was the Moto 2 World Champion in 2014 and he came from five seasons in MotoGP, the last three with the Ducati GP of the Avintia Racing Team. In the upcoming season Rabat will make his debut in the WorldSBK championship bringing to the Barni Racing Team his experience as a rider with an impressive fifteen championships in 125, Moto 2 and MotoGP.
Marco Barnabò, Team Principal Barni Racing Team
“I’m very happy with the agreement with Tito because when I spoke with him I saw our same approach to work: great commitment and determination trying to achieve ambitious goals. Our whole team is ready to do its best to put him in the best conditions to reach good results.”
Paolo Ciabatti, Sporting Director Ducati Corse
“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.”
Tito Rabat, #53
“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.”