The factory Kawasaki team are seeking to reconquer the world title with a new tyre manufacturer. Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar’s ZX-10RR #11 will be Dunlop shod and once again ridden by the 2020 riders: Jérémy Guarnoni, Erwan Nigon and David Checa.
The Swiss rider – the 2019 Supersport world champion – will be joining Wójcik Racing Team for the 24 Heures Motos in April. Randy Krummenacher is to partner Gino Rea and Sheridan Morais in the saddle of the Polish team’s Yamaha.
Broc Parkes has announced he is giving up racing. The 39-year-old Australian rider has a career spanning over 20 years in various international championships, including 8 seasons in the FIM Endurance World Championship flying the Yamaha colours.
The British team are gearing up for their second season in the FIM Endurance World Championship. British Endurance Racing Team have put together a new line-up alongside Jonathan Railton. He will be shored up by Joe Akroyd and brothers Kurt and Matthew Wigley.
The 2017 FIM Endurance Superstock World Cup winners VRD Igol Experiences have been cutting a dash among the leading pack in the EWC over the past two seasons. The Yamaha-mounted privateer French team have rounded off their line-up for 2021. British rider James Westmoreland joins Florian Alt, Florian Marino and Nico Terol.
The independent French team—the winners of the 2017-2018 FIM Superstock World Cup—have been competing in the Formula EWC class for the past two years. The team have strengthened their ties to brakes specialist Beringer to shore up their ambitions for 2021, and now go by the name Tati Team Beringer Racing.
Team 18 Sapeurs-Pompiers CMS Motostore, who have competed in the FIM Endurance World Championship for the past 20 years, are returning with a Yamaha-mounted rider line-up worth keeping an eye on: Bastien Mackels, Hugo Clère and Johan Nigon.
The factory Yamaha team will be testing in early February to prepare for the 24 Heures Motos. YART Yamaha have confirmed their 2020 riders to launch a fresh bid for the title. Marvin Fritz, Niccolò Canepa and Karel Hanika wil be in the saddle, with Michael Laverty as back-up rider.