Chaz Davies racing

Superbike world championship

With events held at some of the world’s most iconic racetracks, Superbike riders take part in two races in each round, which means that a maximum of 50 championship points are on offer during each race weekend. This year the Superbike calendar includes 13 events scheduled to take place in 11 different countries and spanning four continents.

Shell began supporting Ducati Corse in the World Superbike Championship in 1999, and today, continues to work with racing, Ducati’s factory supported team, supplying special race formulations of Shell Advance motorcycle oils and Shell V-Power fuel.

Meet the team

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies

Chaz Davies

Job Title: Rider, Racing - Ducati Superbike team

Born on: 10 February, 1987, Knighton, Wales

Race debut: Chaz began racing in the British Mini Moto championship in 1995, before moving up to Junior Road Racing in 1999

MotoGP debut: Chaz made his MotoGP debut in 2007, when he rode for Pramac d’Antin Ducati in 3 races.

Move to Racing: Chaz switched to World Supersport in 2009 before moving to the World Superbike Championship in 2012. He then joined the Racing - Ducati Superbike team in 2015.

Other achievements: Became the World Supersport champion in 2011, which resulted in him being voted 2011 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year

Marco Melandri

Marco Melandri

Marco Melandri

Job Title: Rider, Racing - Ducati Superbike team

Born on: August 7, 1982, Ravenna, Italy

Racing debut: Marco began racing at an early age, competing through the ranks of minibikes, motocross before the Italian and European 125cc championship.

First MotoGP opportunity: Marco moved to the MotoGP class in 2003 in the Yamaha factory team. He is no stranger to Ducati, having raced with the factory team alongside Casey Stoner in 2008.

Move to After a break from competitive racing in 2016, Marco will join Racing alongside Chaz Davies in 2017.

Other achievements: Before his move to MotoGP, Marco won the 250cc World Championship in 2002 at 20 years of age, making him the youngest world champion in history at the time.

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