Time ago it was announced that since the season of 2017 there will be new category in the World Superbike Championship. It will be called World Supersport 300, the official full name is FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. It should be the championship for young talented riders. So who will we see there?
|2||Ana Carrasco (SPA)||ETG Racing||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|5||Scott Deroue (NED)||MTM HS Kawasaki||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|6||Robert Schotman (NED)||GRT Racing Team||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|7||Nicola Settimo (ITA)||2R Road Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|8||Kim Aloisi (ITA)||DS Junior Team||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|9||Ruben Doorakkers (NED)||MVR Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|11||Nicolas Cupaioli (ITA)||3ENNE#Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|12||Ali Adriansyah Rusmiputro (INA)||Pertamina Racing Team||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|13||Jacopo Facco (ITA)||2R Road Racing||Yamaza YZF-R3|
|15||Alfonso Coppola (ITA)||SK Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|17||Gabriel Noderer (GER)||Scuderia Maranga Racing||Honda CBR500R|
|18||Alex Murley (GBR)||Team Toth||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|20||Dorren Loureiro (RSA)||DS Junior Team||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|21||Avalon Biddle (NZL)||Sourz Foods – Benjan Racing||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|22||Mykyta Kalinin (UKR)||Team MotoxRacing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|23||Manuel Bastianelli (ITA)||3570 Team Italia||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|26||Luke Hopkins (GBR)||Hopkins Racing||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|27||Filippo Rovelli (ITA)||ParkinGO DS Junior Team||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|28||Paolo Giacomini (ITA)||Terra e Moto||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|33||Daniel Valle (SPA)||Halcourier Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|35||Alessandro Triglia (ITA)||Scuderia Maranga Racing||Honda CBR500R|
|54||Harun Cabuk (TUR)||Kawasaki Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|62||Jarred Schultz (RSA)||BWG Racing_Grimaldi||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|80||Armando Pontone (ITA)||IODARacing Project||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|84||Michael Carbonera (ITA)||SK Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|87||Angelo Licciardo (BEL)||Team Trasimeno||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|88||Mika Pérez (SPA)||WILSport Racedays Honda||Honda CBR500R|
|95||Giuseppe De Gruttola (ITA)||SK Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|99||Paolo Grassia (ITA)||3570 Team Italia||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
|120||Ashton Yates (USA)||Team Toth||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|121||Kimi Patova (FIN)||Kallio Race System||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|130||Renzo Ferreira (BRA)||Kallio Race System||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|TBA||GBR Racing Team||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|TBA||Halcourier Racing||Yamaha YZF-R3|
|TBA||MTM HS Kawasaki||Kawasaki Ninja 300|
As you can see there will be 35 riders (some boys, some girls) with 3 places still to be announced. It looks like it could be very competitive and good category. I am honestly very curious about it. I expect some cool races!
When it comes to the names I have to say that so far I know only a few of them. But until the start of the season there is still time to go so I hope I will learn something about the others too.
I am glad to see Ana Carrasco there. I was always supporting her in Moto3 so it’s good she will be racing somewhere in the championship in the world.
I am also glad to see Scott Deroue there. Also one of the big amount of riders who I follow quite closely.
Avalon Biddle is another very promising girl. So I am curious what she is capable of.
Harun Cabuk is another name which I know. Another Turkish rider with number 54 and another talented one.
Mika Pérez is also very promising.
And of course, me, as a fan of Finns, I can’t forget to mention Kimi Patova. Finally another Kimi in motorsport (you know who is the other one :-D )! I know he is in the Kallio academy so no surprise he is in the Kallio Racing team. It is good that he gets a change in the world.
Photo: World Superbikes official website