GoEleven Ducati and Philipp Oettl reveal the colors of the WorldSBK 2022 | Superbikes of the world

Philipp Oettl and GoEleven Ducati have officially unveiled their 2022 WorldSBK colors at a presentation in Cherasco, Italy.

A former Moto3, Moto2 and more recently WorldSSP rider, Oettl will step into a top-class championship for the first time in his career.

Oettl, who replaces Chaz Davies after the longtime Ducati rider ended a stellar Superbike career in 2021, will take part in his second WorldSBK test on March 15-16 at Misano.

Although none of the upcoming tests are classified as official Dorna events – except for the last pre-season test on April 4-5 (Aragon) – the Misano and Catalunya test (March 25-26) will see Oettl in action alongside most of the 2022 grid.

Fellow Ducati riders Luca Bernardi (rookie) and the full Aruba.it Ducati team of Alvaro Bautista and Michael Rinaldi will join the German rider on the Misano track.

Like GoEleven Ducati, Barni Spark Racing and Aruba.it will officially unveil their 2022 Panigale V4-R machines for the first time this week.

After finishing third in the 2020 WorldSSP Championship as a rookie, Oettl has dropped two fifth places in 2021, despite having an even stronger season.

Competing on a much less favored Kawasaki ZX-6R compared to the title-winning Yamaha R6 which won 20 of 21 races, Oettl managed to claim seven podiums, which was the best of any Kawasaki rider, while finishing at the top of the championship standings.

The 2022 season will also mark the first time Oettl will compete on Ducati machines after spending his professional career with KTM (Grand Prix) and Kawasaki (WorldSSP).

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