Regarding the situation of personnel of the racing teams, most of the most notable names of the tournament have found themselves a new stop.
Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) and Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) both have a new 2-year contract from last summer and will continue the new season with the teams they have been attached to from 2015 to the present.
Rea set a new WSBK record with his fifth consecutive championship with Kawasaki in 2019. And in the sixth championship campaign, the British driver will have a new teammate, Alex Lowes, a fellow countryman. have the most successful 2019 season with Yamaha with 9 podiums and 3rd place on the individual standings.
Alvaro Bautista, after a year of disappointing performance at Ducati, decided to join Honda in his second year at the WSBK. In 2020, Honda will return as a factory racing team, supported by HRC with the ambition to win from the first stages. Bautista will be the main driver of the racing team with the second steering wheel Leon Haslam (racing for Kawasaki in 2019), bringing a new color to the tournament.
Bautista switched from Ducati to Honda in hopes of winning the championship
The other place at ARUBA.IT Racing Ducati next to Davies, is a veteran of MotoGP (2008-2018), British driver Scott Redding will have the opening stage of WSBK after winning the British Superbike in 2019.
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu independent race team (Turkey) will be given the opportunity at Yamaha factory team when replacing Lowes. He will accompany Michael van der Mark, creating a youthful squad capable of standing in the top of the next few years.
The last factory team, BMW Motorrad retains their main driver, Tom Sykes after his good results in 2019. Accompanying him in 2020 is Irish steering wheel Eugene Laverty, two names previously used to compete for the WSBK 2013 championship together, and Sykes took the throne. Both will have the opportunity to compete with each other again in the same car next year.
Overall, the picture of the championship race in 2020 will still be the presence of names that have proven their ability in the past year. However, it is impossible not to mention Scott Redding and Ducati, who are considered the “dark horse” of the new season.
I know that the British steering wheel can create waves as what Bautista did in the first half of 2019. Will the 6th championship for Rea and Kawasaki or a new name crowned? Let’s wait for WSBK 2020.