Donington and Misano host tests for WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 teams and riders
Teams and riders from WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 have headed to circuits across Europe to continue their testing programmes
With the break between the Indonesian and Dutch Rounds in the 2023 FIM Supersport World Championship calendar, teams and riders have been busying themselves with testing at circuits around Europe. Two teams headed to the United Kingdom for a test at the iconic Donington Park while several from both WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 have headed to Misano for two days of action ahead of the Dutch Round at the iconic TT Circuit Assen.
Reigning Champions Ten Kate Racing Yamaha ventured to the UK and Donington Park for two days of action over the weekend although the weather did not play ball for riders Stefano Manzi and Jorge Navarro with the pair getting limited running in. They were joined at the test by Dynavolt Triumph, with riders Niki Tuuli and Harry Truelove, but with cold and wet conditions throughout they also did not get to enjoy much running.
At the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March, several riders from WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 will be on track. Oli Bayliss (D34G Racing) will take to the track on his Ducati Panigale V2 machine alongside teammate Maximilian Kofler who will compete in the WorldSSP Challenge this season, with the Austrian rider once again sticking with Ducati machinery but switching to D34G Racing for his second season.
VFT Racing have one rider on track at Misano with Maiki Abe on the Yamaha YZF R6 machine ahead of his first campaign in WorldSSP. Like Kofler, he will race in the WorldSSP Challenge this season. Motozoo Racing by Puccetti, fresh from their test at MotorLand Aragon last week, are straight back out on track at Misano with riders Tom Booth-Amos and Luke Power. Booth-Amos is preparing for his second WorldSSP campaign while it will be Power’s first on the world stage following success in his native Australia as well as the USA.
From WorldSSP300, three teams and six riders are on track as they prepare for the start of the season at the TT Circuit Assen in April. Kawasaki GP Project, running the Kawasaki Ninja 400, have both Fenton Seabright and Daniel Mogeda on track throughout the test, while ProGP Racing have Ioannis Peristeras and Denis Bergamini for the two-day test on the Yamaha YZF-R3. Also running Yamaha machinery will be Team BRcorse after a successful 2022 campaign, with riders Mirko Gennai and Marco Gaggi at the team in 2023.
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