Sandro Cortese is set to make his debut in the FIM Supersport World Championship in 2018, as the German rider makes the step over to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock. Starting out in national German championships in 2003, Cortese ended his first season in the IDM in fourth position overall, and made his first marks on the world stage in 2005 in the 125cc World Championship.
Spending seven seasons in the feeder championship, he was able to take his first victory in 2011 before the championship made the switch to Moto3 in 2012. This proved to be a strong year for the German, and after a season-long fight he took the crown with five victories and 15 podiums. Moving into the Moto2 class, the 28 year old struggled in the class but was able to secure three podiums and was a regular points scoring finisher. Spending five season in the class, he is now ready for a new challenge as he moves over to Kallio Racing in WorldSSP for 2018. A new challenge for the German, he will be hoping to bring the fight to the leaders early on.