Britain’s Gino Rea will remain in the WorldSSP series for 2017 after signing a deal with Go Eleven Kawasaki.
The Londoner, who was passed over for a ride in both of the Yamaha teams next season, hasn’t ridden a Kawasaki in the series before but believes the bike’s title-winning pedigree should be enough to make him a title contender.
“I am extremely excited to be joining Team Go Eleven Kawasaki for 2017. I have followed their progress for a while and I believe we can achieve great things together. Whilst my 2016 season finished with some very bad luck, I did achieve three podiums and two front row starts. I want to continue those performances in 2017 and finish much higher in the championship,” said Rea.
“I am also excited to ride the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. It is a strong machine and I believe that Team Go Eleven will provide me with a competitive package in order to deliver strong results. The Supersport Championship is at a very high level, I know I can fight at the front and ultimately I want to be in a position to challenge for the World Supersport title.
“I want to say thank you to Gianni Ramello, Luciana Fornaseri and Denis Sacchetti for believing in me and providing this exciting opportunity and also to my personal sponsors Jap4Performance and Passerini Performance for their support. I can't wait to get started"