WorldSBK race winner Michel Fabrizio returns after long hiatus

Michel Fabrizio returns to the international stage for the first time in five years after landing surprise comeback with the Motozoo Kawasaki WorldSSP team

In the week it was confirmed Leon Camier would be hanging up his helmet in favour of taking on a managerial role at Team HRC, another familiar name has also confirmed a return to the paddock in 2021 in the form of Michel Fabrizio.

The Italian competed full-time in WorldSBK between 2006 and 2013 but has now not started an international race since 2015. Nonetheless, the Italian - who won four races with the factory Ducati squad - is making a surprise comeback this year in WorldSSP as part of the Motozoo Kawasaki outfit.

Associated with Puccetti Racing, which will run Can Oncu and Philip Oettl in 2021, Fabrizio’s return will see him make his first Supersport start since 2005.

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“I’m very happy to return to racing and to do so with team Motozoo by Puccetti Racing, a winning project with competitive bikes and expert technicians.

"I’m returning to the championship after a five-year hiatus, but as well as being physically fit, I’ve started a training programme that will see me in perfect shape by the start of the championship. 

“I don’t have particular goals other than to give it my all and to battle for the best possible result in every race. I can’t wait to get on my ZX-6R and start to adapt my riding style to my new bike.

"I thank Fabio Uccelli and Manuel Puccetti for giving me this opportunity and all our sponsors who allow me to return to the championship.”
 

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