First official entry list for the 600 and 300 series for 2021
On February 9, 2021, a first provisional WorldSupersport starting grid for the coming season was officially published. Unfortunately, some names are missing, such as Patrick Hobelsberger, who will compete in the IDM in 2021. Jaimie van Sikkelerus drives in the BSB Supersport and Andy Verdoïa competes in the Italian SSP 600 Championship CIV. Corentin Perolari and Hikari Okubo found shelter in MotoE. As one of the last long unconfirmed drivers, Randy Krummenacher also found a place at EAB Racing as world champion in 2019. It will certainly not be easy for the “Krummenator” to defend his title, which he voluntarily gave up last year. Even from home, there will be strong competition with the “Domi-Fighter”.
The WorldSupersport 600 Entry List – still incomplete
Up to this point there are already 28 drivers on the entry list and the MV Agusta team obviously still has a place available. The return of Thomas Gradinger, which has obviously been on the brink for a long time, is definitely good for Austria’s motorsport. To his and his fans’ chagrin, however, WorldSSP is usually boycotted by the Austrian Red Bull Media broadcaster Servus TV. At least for the European season, Stéphane Frossard made it into the starting line-up at the last minute. His first name is of course written exactly as it is on our website, while it was misspelled on the official entry list. A good distinguishing feature in the event that you simply “copy / paste” the FIM list on other web portals, instead of the “author” thinking along (Frossard is from the French-speaking part of Switzerland).
Long worried about it – now the redemption came
It was with great relief that we learned that Kallio Racing is continuing. The Finnish team even continues with one of their own as the second pilot at the side of the fast Estonian Hannes Soomer. It should not only have been a relief for the fans from Finland. After all, it was they who were behind the German Sandro Cortese’s world title and who made it possible to continue his career in 2018.
What fans and drivers can expect in 2021
We have already conducted interviews with some people, see this keyword on this page, including Philipp Öttl. At Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, the latter, together with Raffaele de Rosa (Orelac Racing Verdnatura Kawasaki), will ensure that there will be no “Yamaha Cup” again. As Phillip Öttl recently revealed to us, the Kawasaki ZX-6R is by no means an “old pickle” compared to the recently indeed only superficially revised Yamaha R6. He already proved this last year behind his team-mate Mahias with 3rd place in the World Cup. The fast German is definitely one of the top favorites in a long list of drivers who have what it takes to win the title. There are probably no main favorites and this should ensure a lot more excitement in the coming season than last year.
Die WorldSSP300 Entry List
The next official test dates
Portimao test: 4th – 5th March
Jerez test: 9th – 10th March (Honda only)
Misano test: 15th – 16th March
Estoril test: 24th – 25th March
Barcelona test: March 31st – 1st April
MotorLand Aragon test: April 12th – 13th