|2017 FIM Europe Supersport Cup winner Hannes Soomer will remain with the Racedays squad as both he and the team graduate to the FIM Supersport World championship in 2018. He will be joined by rising young South African star Dino Iozzo who will compete in the FIM World Supersport 300 class.
Soomer claimed the Supersport Cup in his first full season of Supersport racing, and for 2018 the 20 year old Estonians’ goal is to become a regular top ten finisher in WorldSSP.
16 year old Iozzo is a relative late-comer to motorcycle racing following a successful athletics career. He makes his WorldSSP300 debut having impressed with national level podium finishes, and shows a great potential for the future.
Hannes Soomer: “I am really happy to continue for another year with the Racedays team. We had some great moments this year and learnt a lot together, and I think it is important to continue this learning process with the same people. I want to say a big thanks to the team and sponsors for this opportunity. I know that together we are capable of good results and I can not wait to start the season.”
Dino Iozzo: “I’m very excited to have obtained a place on the grid in the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. My goals for 2018 are to focus on perfecting my race craft, to learn from other riders and have fun along the way. I hope to have a successful debut season.”
Gerry Bryce – Team Principal: “We’re very pleased to continue working with Hannes as he makes the move into the full FIM World Supersport 600 championship. He did a great job this year as he battled against, and beat on track, some big names in Supersport racing. Our goal is to continue this development and to target an overall top 10 Championship position. At only 16 years old Dino is a young rider who has shown great potential. He has already been a successful youth athlete and has all the attributes to succeed in sport, and he has shown this in his recent motorcycle racing career. We look forward to helping him develop his skills in the ultra -competitive World Supersport 300 class.”