20 year old Italian Federico Caricasulo heads into his second full season in the World Supersport championship, in which he had a solid debut season in 2015. Beginning his racing career at the age of nine, Caricasulo raced minimoto machines in Italy and by 2007 was selected to race with Honda Italia, where he began his CIV career. Spending many seasons in the feeder series back in Italy, he was able to extend a good relationship with Honda and raced in many Moto3 races in 2010. The 20 year old was crowned Supersport 600 Italian Champion in 2014, before making the step onto the world stage in the previous European Superstock 600 series.
He finished in the top five in the Championship standings for both seasons before progressing into the World Supersport class, where he has enjoyed making steady progress. A podium finish in his first race at Phillip Island, Caricasulo will now join the GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team as he hopes to build on his podium tally.