Supersport 300 World Championship will face important changes for 2019, as a new weekend format has been introduced and the final round will take place not in Magny Cours, but in Qatar. 50 riders are expected to contest the championship and here you can read the full list.
Of course, all eyes will be on Ana Carrasco. 2018 World Champion will try to score second consecutive championship title with Provec Kawasaki, the same team lining up Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam in World Superbike. However, Carrasco will have to face very hard fight, as also last year’s title contenders Mika Pérez (Scuderia Maranga Racing) and Scott Deroue (Kawasaki Motoport) will be there. Many other riders may fight for the title and some of them are Galang Hendra Pratama (re-signed by Motoxracing Yamaha), Manuel González (who has joined ParkinGO Kawasaki), Tom Edwards (same as González), Borja Sánchez (riding alongside Pérez at Scuderia Maranga Racing) and Koen Meuffels (one of the four 4 KTM Freudenberg riders). WorldSSP300’s increasingly turning pink, as three more girls will contest 2019 season: French talent Steffie Naud (Flembbo Leader Team), Czech rising star Alexandra Pelikanova (GP Project) and fast Spaniard Beatriz Neila (Yamaha MS Racing).
Not so much has changed since when we shared our Supersport 300 riders list one week ago. Some new names are Marco Carusi (joining Bahattin Sofuoglu in Kawasaki Puccetti Junior Team) and especially 2017 Supersport 300 World Champion Marc García. The Spaniard had a tough season in Moto3 Junior World Championship and so he’s signed a deal with David Salom’s DS Junior Team to come back to WorldSSP300. The Catalan will ride alongside compatriot rookies Angel Heredia and Francisco Gómez. Some other names who don’t appear in our 4th-January list are Tomás Alonso (GP Project), Daniel Blin (Terra e Moto) and Hugo de Cancellis (Team Trasimeno). Strange fact: de Cancellis appears as Team Trasimeno rider instead of Dutch bLU cRU-selected rider Finn de Bruin, expected to compete in World Championship with the Italian squad.
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