Rabat and Barni Racing Team split by mutual consent

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 14:21 GMT

The 2014 Moto2™ World Champion joined the Ducati satellite outfit for the 2021 campaign but have split eight rounds into the season

Tito Rabat and Barni Racing Team have parted company by mutual consent following the Motul French Round in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season, just eight rounds into the 2014 Moto2™ World Champion’s career in WorldSBK. The Spanish rider claimed a best result of ninth in his 24 races.

Rabat made the switch to WorldSBK from MotoGP™ for the 2021 campaign after some difficult years in the Grand Prix paddock, but his new adventure proved to be challenging for him as well as he only record two top-ten finishes in the 2021 season, coming at the Circuito Estoril when he scored ninth in Race 1 and tenth in Race 2.

Following the conclusion of the French Round, a statement by Barni Racing Team said: “The Barni Racing Team and Tito Rabat have reached a mutual agreement to terminate their collaboration for the 2021 WorldSBK season. Despite the efforts made by both sides and taking note of the results not in line with the targets, the team and the rider decided to put an end to the collaboration. Team manager and team owner Marco Barnabo thanks Tito for the determination and commitment showed for the whole season so far, and he wishes him the best professional luck for the future. The Barni Racing Team is already working to continue the season with a new rider starting from the Barcelona round scheduled on September 17th-19th.”

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