Remember when we told you this on July 20?

2016-07-28 13_36_28-Marco Melandri being courted by Ducati to sign alongside Chaz in WSB - MoreBikes

Well, it’s now confirmed. Here’s what Melandri said about it: “I’m really excited to come back to racing, it’s a dream come true.

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“I always said I was only interested in a top bike and top team, and I could not have asked for more. I kept following WorldSBK closely, and I’m confident the Panigale R can perfectly suit my riding style. We’ll just have to take one step at a time, but the potential is surely high. I know it won’t be easy to get back up to speed, but I have all the time to step on the bike, do laps and make sure I’m ready for the first test: to this end, I will skip the holidays to train on a street version of the Panigale R.”

Looking forward to it all kicking off!

Tony Carter

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