Van Sikkelerus teams up with Soomer at Racedays Honda

Monday, 26 November 2018 10:54 GMT

2019 welcomes the new WorldSSP line up

Racedays Honda have announced that they will make a further step in 2019, as the FIM Supersport World Championship team will welcome Hannes Soomer and Jaimie van Sikkelerus into the class.

For Soomer, it will be his second season as a full time WorldSSP rider after taking seven points scoring finishes in 2018. Crowned the European Supersport Cup winner back in 2017, the Estonian rider is continuing to improve year on year, and keeping with the stability of the same team would help him in the long run.

“I am very happy to continue for another year with Racedays,” began Soomer. “Together we have the potential to make good results and if we continue improving from where we left off in Qatar I have no doubt we will. Me and the whole team are as motivated as ever and already working hard for the new season!”

Switching to Racedays Honda going into 2019, Dutchman Van Sikkelerus will be ready to take on a big season with the Honda squad. Competing with a Honda last season, he struggled to secure points scoring finishes and will be looking to secure more consistency and points with his new team.

Van Sikkelerus explains: “I am very proud to be part of the team Racedays and look forward with a lot of motivation to starting the new season in Australia! We made the choice to join Racedays because of the quality of the team and materials and the good people inside the team, who are not brand new for me because of my European Junior Cup season in 2015. It's nice to have Hannes as my team mate for next year, as he is also an ex-EJC rider and I think that we can get good results and have some nice battles. My big thanks to my sponsors that make this come true and my new team for their trust.”

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