With a break between the Indonesian and Dutch teams in the FIM Supersport World Championship calendar, the teams and riders have been busy touring around Europe. Two UK teams headed to the iconic Donington Park circuit for a test, while several WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 teams headed to Misano for two days of action from the Dutch circuit to the iconic TT Assen Circuit.
Reigning champion Ten Kate Racing’s Yamaha team headed to Donington Park in the UK for a weekend of work, although the weather helped riders Stefano Manzi and Jorge Navarro a lot, and both saw little action on the track. Riders Niki Tuuli and Harry Truelove joined the Dynavolt triumph, but due to the cold and wet conditions, they couldn’t do much shooting.
On the other hand, more WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 riders will be at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March. Oli Bayliss (D34G Racing) will take to the track in his flagship Panigale V2 alongside his teammate Maximilian Kofler, who will be competing in the WorldSSP challenge this season. The Austrian will compete for another year with Ducati, but will switch to the Racing D34G team for his second season.
VFT Racing will have a rider in Misano, Maiki Abe, to prepare for his first WorldSSP season on the Yamaha YZF R6. Like Kofler, he will challenge the WorldSSP competition this season. Motozoo Racing by Puccetti, who just completed last week’s test at MotorLand Aragon, will return to the Misano track with riders Tom Booth-Amos and Luca Power. Booth-Amos is preparing for his second season in the WorldSSP, while it will be his first time in the Power World Championship, following success in his home country of Australia and in the USA.
For the WorldSSP300, three teams and six riders will be on track preparing for the season opener at Circuit TT Assen in April. In two days of testing, the Kawasaki GP Project, with the 400 Kawasaki Ninja, will have Fenton Seabright and Daniel Mogeda, while ProGP Racing will have John Peristeras and Dionysius Bergamini on the Yamaha YZF-R3. A Yamaha will also be used by Team BRcorse, which, after a successful campaign in 2022, will field riders Mirko Gennai and Marco Gaggi in 2023.
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