Philipp Öttl collects the legacy left by Chaz Davies on Team Go Eleven’s Ducati Panigale V4-RS, starting from the 2022 season!
Coming from two excellent seasons in the World Supersport Championship, the entry class of the WorldSBK, where he achieved eleven podiums and ended the 2020 season in third place overall riding the Kawasaki ZX-6R, the 25-year-old is ready to jump into the highest category. Öttl, who despite his young age has a wide range of experience in Moto3 and a year in Moto2, immediately showed a great desire to get on the seat, to work on himself to adapt the riding style to the Ducati V4-RS, and great determination to start this journey with the Italian team. Between the parties there is a two-year base agreement, for the 2022 and 2023 WorldSBK seasons, so that Philipp can have plenty of time to adapt to the new category. The common goal will be to grow Round by Round, to improve feeling and sensations in the on the bike at every session. From Supersport to Superbike, the difference is wide, but Team Go Eleven will give full support and will provide everything necessary to obtain the desired results in the shortest possible time!
Concentration remains high to end the 2021 season with a solid weekend in Indonesia, looking to pay homage to Chaz’s extraordinary career with an unforgettable Final Round.
The Team and all the technical staff can’t wait to get on track in the first tests of the season, to see Philipp in action on the Ducati Panigale V4-RS, and start work for next season!
Philipp Öttl (Rider):
“I am very happy that after two successful seasons in the World Supersport Championship, I can make the step to WorldSBK with Go Eleven! I hope that I can learn fast, I think that this is possible with a good group of people, and with Go Eleven I have all the possibilities to achieve good results. From the outside, Go Eleven was my desired Team, almost from the beginning of the 2022 deals. I can’t wait to start this experience on the big bike, to learn as much as possible, to start next season and to improve Round by Round. I am happy to ride the Ducati, it’s a great manufacturer and I really wanted this opportunity in Superbike, especially considering the successful past Ducati had!”
Denis Sacchetti (Team Manager):
“Philipp achieved very good results in the last two seasons in Supersport, he is young and already has experience in Moto2 and Moto3, then, after having met him personally he gave me excellent sensations. He is a very determined rider and already has a good working method, certainly transmitted by his father Peter, great protagonist of the past of motorcycling; this is certainly an added value, which will help both us and him. This project gives me great excitement, it is certainly an amazing challenge, I can’t wait to see him on our V4-RS, and start working with him. In Go Eleven we are all happy to have him with us, it reflects a bit our philosophy, to believe in young people and give them an opportunity to show their potential in the main category. Philipp has amply demonstrated that he deserves the top class of the World Superbike!
Welcome to the Go Eleven family, Philipp!”
Giovanni Ramello (Team Owner):
“The Go Eleven Team, with the entry of Öttl, is back on its path and in its DNA, a young rider and a program over several years that will allow us to grow together and try to achieve good results. I always followed Öttl’s performances since he was in Supersport and I must say that many times he impressed me positively for the grit, the riding style and the strong competitiveness he has always put in every race, despite a bike no longer up compared to the competitor’s ones. We will try to do everything possible to maintain the high level of performance of the bike and be able to demonstrate our skills; we must do the races with the spirit of Go Eleven, professionalism but also moments of fun. I am convinced that without particular pressures Öttl, will be able to make us appreciate his skills and excite us at every race, also reaping the benefits of the great experience gained over the years, despite the young age. I wish him to finish the World Supersport Championship with excellent results and I can’t wait to get back to work for 2022!”