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Bike changes, new deals and rider signings as 2024 WorldSSP grid fills

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Marcel Schroetter, MV Agusta, MV Agusta F3 800 RR, 2023 WorldSSP, Misano, action [Gold & Goose]

The 2024 WorldSSP Championship grid continues to fill ahead of next weekend’s 2023 season finale at Jerez.

Following confirmation that Adrian Huertas will succeed new WorldSSP Champion and soon-to-be Aruba Racing Ducati WorldSBK rider Nicolo Bulega for next season, a handful of other teams have been putting finishing touches to their line-ups too.

These include the factory MV Agusta effort, which has confirmed former Moto2 rider Marcel Schroetter will stay on for another season. Though yet to win a race this season, the German has notched up seven podiums and is on course for third in the final standings.


"I am very happy and also glad that I can continue with MV Agusta in WorldSSP. Of course, I looked at other options, which is normal, but in the end, MV Agusta and my current team offered me the best package. 

“I also feel that there has been a lot of motivation rising this year, as we have been able to achieve strong results. We also clearly noticed where we still need to catch up compared to other manufacturers and in which areas we need to improve. 

“I sense a lot of enthusiasm within the team, including from the team boss, to take the next steps and improve some things.”

Meanwhile, MV Agusta’s presence on the WorldSSP grid will grow in 2024 following confirmation that Motozoo Racing will swap out its Kawasaki ZX-6Rs for a pair of MV Agusta F3 800 RRs. 

Though yet to reveal its riders, British standout Tom Booth-Amos could be a consideration having competed with Motozoo Racing this season alongside his commitments in British Supersport. He has already declared he will race in WorldSSP next season, but adds he won’t be on a Kawasaki.

He is currently the best placed of Britain’s three full-time representatives in the overall standings, holding down 15th overall with a best result of sixth at Donington Park.

Elsewhere, EAB Racing will feature an entirely new arrangement in 2024 after signing on to become a Ducati customer team to replace the Yamaha R6. The Dutch outfit, which has competed with Glenn van Straalen for the past two-and-a-half seasons, will be replaced by Niki Tuuli, who swaps from PTR Triumph.

Despite losing exciting protege Huertas to Ducati and Motozoo Racing to MV Agusta, Kawasaki has committed to WorldSSP in 2024 with its new generation Kawasaki ZX-6R, with Can Oncu - whose 2023 campaign has been disrupted by injury - set to the lead its charge with Puccetti Racing.

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