Scott Deroue and MTM Kawasaki end four-year collaboration

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 09:29 GMT

2019 and 2020 WorldSSP300 runner-up still assessing options for 2021

Scott Deroue and fellow Dutch outfit MTM Kawasaki will part ways in 2021, the team announced on Wednesday. After competing together in each one of the four inaugural seasons of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship, the two parties were unable to come to an agreement for a fifth endeavour.

Deroue and MTM have finished inside the top three in the end of season standings every year since 2017, with the 24-year-old picking up the runner-up spot in 2019 and 2020. He also leaves with six race wins and a record 20 podiums over that four-year period.

"I had four great years at MTM Kawasaki”, accepted Deroue on the announcement. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t make a deal for 2021. I would have liked to stay with the team, but the proposal was less than recent years and my feeling was that I shouldn't do this. I have great memories of my time by MTM Kawasaki and for that I would like to thank the whole team very much! I don't know yet where I will ride next year. We will find it out in the coming period.”

Speaking from his side, MTM Kawasaki Team Owner, Ludo Van der Veken said: “Together with Scott, we have built our WorldSSP300 team up to where we are today. And for that, I’m very grateful to him. Over the years we have grown closer to each other. We have achieved great results together. We say goodbye to a strong rider, but that's how it goes sometimes. I wish Scott all the best for the future.”

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