Heads up! British Superbike has announced a new segment called the Junior Supersport series!
The series will be replacing the KTM RC Cup and feature riders between the ages of 14 and 22. It will be carrying out the regulations from the Supersport 300 World Championship.
The bikes that will be featured in the series include the Kawasaki Ninja 400, Yamaha YZF-R3, Honda CBR500RR and the KTM RC 390.
Bikes eligible to race in the series include Kawasaki’s new Ninja 400, Yamaha’s YZF-R3, Honda’s CBR500RR as well as the KTM RC390.
“Britain has often been criticised for not having a coherent development class structure for the upcoming young riders, however this has now been corrected and completely revitalised with three diverse championships,” said BSB boss Stuart Higgs.
“The association with Dorna for the British Talent Cup represents the best ever opportunity for young British talent to be scouted, developed and integrated into the World Championship career path. Having seen first-hand the presentation of the Asia Talent Cup, this will be something that will take British racing to new standards of recognition.
“The British Motostar Championship, whilst reduced in the number of championship events, does allow for some budget relief, is still our reference series with prime race event billing, live television coverage and exceptional grids. I’m very proud that both 2017 champions are moving to the next phase of International Talent Series promoted by Dorna.”
“We are very excited about the new British Junior Supersport Championship; which will be another budget-friendly class and with new models coming from several manufacturers, will add diversity to this exciting form of racing that is developing across the world.
“Preceding all of this we will maintain our association with the Cool FAB Racing series which nurtures riders at an even earlier age. This series will also receive greater recognition in the future with a new very significant development which will further enhance its position and reputation.”