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Chaz Davies tipped to make high-profile return to international racing in 2024

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Triple WorldSBK Championship runner-up Chaz Davies looks set to make a return to full-time international racing this season as part of Aruba.it Racing’s brand-new MotoE World Championship effort.

The Welshman has maintained a close working relationship with Feel Racing - which competes under the Aruba.it Racing banner as Ducati’s factory team partner - in the two years since announcing his retirement at the end of the 2021 WorldSBK season.

Now employed as Aruba.it Racing’s rider coach, Davies’ behind-the-scenes role is a continuation of a relationship with the Italian team that on track spanned seven seasons (between 2014 and 2020) and yielded 28 WorldSBK victories.


Chaz Davies raced the Aruba.it Racing Ducati in WorldSBK for seven seasons between 2014-2020

Now, according to reports in the Italian press, Davies is on the cusp of donning his Aruba.it Racing leathers once again as one-half of Aruba.it Racing’s new MotoE rider line-up.

Though the team hasn’t confirmed its rider entries for 2024 as yet, Aruba.it Racing is listed as one of three MotoE teams boasting new management structures this season - together with Trackhouse Racing (formerly RNF Racing) and MT Helmets - MSi (formerly Pons) - having acquired the slots held by Pramac Racing. Forward Racing will also be represented as an entirely brand-new entry.

If confirmed, Chaz Davies' MotoE endeavour would be his first Grand Prix start since 2007...

Chaz Davies returns from not-really-retired retirement

After being ousted from his factory Ducati seat by Michael Ruben Rinaldi at the conclusion of the 2020 WorldSBK season, Davies switched to the satellite Go Eleven Ducati team in 2021 but would go on to endure a season dogged by injury.

As a result, Davies made the decision to call time on his career, citing those injury frustrations as his reason.

Despite this, the 36-year old has remained race fit since then with occasional outings on the ERC Endurance Ducati team in the Endurance World Championship.

If he does indeed go on to be confirmed as part of Aruba.it Racing’s MotoE rider line-up, his 2024 season will comprise 16 races across eight events. It would make him only the second British rider to compete in the all-electric series - which started in 2019 - after Bradley Smith.

It will also mark his first Grand Prix outing in 17 years, Davies having started three MotoGP rounds in 2007 as a stand-in rider at Pramac Ducati. Prior to that he competed in the 125cc and 250cc World Championship.

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