CHAZ Davies will ride for Ducati for the final time this weekend.

The finale of the World Superbike Championship season in Estoril in Portugal will also bring the curtain down on the Presteigne star's seven year association with the Italian manufacturer.

It has been confirmedMichael Ruben Rinaldi will replace Davies in the factory-backed Ducati squad, joining Scott Redding.

Davies conceded he was disappointed to be leaving though would look back on seven successful years.

Davies said: “Although I had hoped to continue together in 2021, all good things must come to an end.

"These seven years as a Ducati factory and Racing rider have been unforgettable.

"I have many great memories from what we accomplished together - 27 race wins, 86 podiums, three times second position and one third position overall in the WorldSBK championship are all achievements to be proud of.

“I want to say a sincere thank you to all those who have been involved in this project and to the Ducatisti who have supported me over the years.

"I’ll do my best this weekend to finish this chapter on a positive note and try to lock down another third place in the overall standings.

“Although it has been 15 years since I last raced in Estoril, I have clear memories of the circuit. I can’t wait to go on track and be competitive in the last race weekend of this pretty particular season.”