WorldSSP300 riders warm up for racing return with two-day training

Thursday, 22 August 2019 12:20 GMT

Portimao hosts several feeder series riders before scheduled WorldSBK and WorldSSP test

Every rider inside the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock is anticipating their return to the tarmac of the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in two weeks’ time. Appetite for racing is growing, not just within the WorldSBK and WorldSSP entries, scheduled for an official test this weekend at the Portuguese rollercoaster, but also the younger competitors inside the WorldSSP300 championship.

Several of the feeder series’ stars have sped ahead of their older counterparts and have taken to the track this Thursday and Friday, including 2018 Champion Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300) and five of the six Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Challenge riders: Andy Verdoia and Beatriz Neila (BCD Yamaha MS Racing), Kevin Sabatucci and Finn de Bruin (Team Trasimeno Yamaha), and Jacopo Facco (Semakin Di Depan Biblion Motoxracing).

They’re not the only ones at Portimao this Thursday and Friday however. Kallio Racing have also got a head start over the rest of WorldSSP teams, with Isaac Viñales, Thomas Gradinger and Loris Cresson all enjoying two days of extra track time.

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