CHAZ Davies has made a sensational return to World Superbike team Ducati.

The Presteigne star enjoyed a stellar career with the Italian manufacturer before his swansong season with Go Eleven.

However Davies has now been tempted back to the fold as coach.

Davies will now be tasked with improving the fortunes of Alvaro Bautista, Michael Rinaldi and Nicolo Bulega who will make his debut in the Supersport World Championship riding the Ducati Panigale V2 of the Racing - Ducati WSSP Team.

Davies said: "I’m absolutely thrilled to remain part of the racing world and especially with the - Ducati family, with whom I enjoyed the best years of my racing career.

"It will be an interesting perspective to see the action from ‘the other side of the fence’.

"I believe that with my seven years of experience as an official Ducati rider and knowledge of both the Ducati V2 and V4 bikes I am well equipped to contribute to the future success of the team.

"We have excellent riders for the 2022 SBK/WSS campaigns and I will give everything I can to maximise their potential. I want to thank Stefano Cecconi, Feel Racing and Ducati for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started.”

Principal Stefano Cecconi added: "We are happy to be able to count on Chaz again, albeit in a new role both for him and for our team.

"His experience will certainly be of great help to our riders, allowing them to express their full potential.

"His contribution to the SuperSport project will also be fundamental for both Nicolo Bulega and the team, as the Panigale V2 has the DNA of the twin-cylinder Superbikes on which Chaz has achieved outstanding results over the past years."