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Can Oncu gets extended stay with Puccetti Kawasaki for 2024 WorldSSP

Can Oncu, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2023 WorldSSP, Portimao, portrait [Gold & Goose]

Can Oncu will remain with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team for the 2024 WorldSSP Championship as he looks to mount a title challenge after a campaign hampered by injury.

The Turkish rider, who switched to WorldSSP from Moto3 in 2020, is in his fourth season of WorldSSP with Kawasaki, but was forced onto the sidelines for five events through injury after an accident at during Round 3 at Assen.

Despite this, Oncu is one of only six different riders to win a WorldSSP race this season - as well as the only Kawasaki racer - which together with Kawasaki introducing a new ZX-6R to the series next year, is likely to earmark him as a title favourite.


“I’m really pleased to continue with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, a team that’s like a second family to me. Together with them, I’ve grown and achieved many of the goals we’ve set ourselves. 

“This year we couldn’t obtain the desired results because of my injury, but next year nothing will stop us from giving it everything as I go all out to pursue my goal – to win the World Supersport title. 

“I want to thank Manuel Puccetti and everyone at Kawasaki for the faith they continue to put in me. I’ll do all I can to repay them with the best possible results.”

Oncu, whose brother Deniz is currently in the running for the Moto3 World Championship title and will step up to Moto2 next season, remains the youngest rider to win a Grand Prix World Championship race after winning the 2018 Valencia Moto3 round on his debut aged 15 years and 115 days.

Meanwhile, Puccetti Racing is yet to confirm whether it will continue racing in WorldSBK or focus solely on WorldSSP next season

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