WorldSBK: Michel Fabrizio will ride in World Supersport with Team Motozoo
Michel Fabrizio will return to the world stage at 36 years old in the World Supersport championship.
It has been announced that veteran Michel Fabrizio will ride in the World Supersport championship for 2021 in the Team Motozoo team with input from Manuel Puccetti’s Puccetti Racing Team to give the team the best possible chances of being competitive, between 2006 and 2015 Fabrizio made 218 World Superbike appearances with 4 wins and 35 podiums to his name. He also has MotoGP experience and is one of the youngest riders to ride in the class making his debut at just 19 years old.
He will be joined in the team by Japanese rider Shogo Kawasaki who raced with the team in 2019 but could not race in Europe in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he is just 18 years old and hopes to make an impression this year.
Speaking on his return Fabrizio said, “I’m very happy to return to racing and to do so with Team Motozoo by Puccetti Racing, a winning project with competitive bikes and expert technicians. I’m returning to the Championship after a five-year hiatus, but as well as being physically fit, I’ve started a training programme that will see me in perfect shape by the start of the Championship.
I don’t have particular goals other than to give it my all and to battle for the best possible result in every race. I can’t wait to get on my ZX-6R and start to adapt my riding style to my new bike. I thank Fabio Uccelli and Manuel Puccetti for giving me this opportunity and all our sponsors who allow me to return to the championship.”
Kawasaki said: “I’m really pleased to be able to continue racing with Motozoo Racing. I had a great 2019 season with them in the CIV SS 300 and I got on very well, scoring good results in what was my debut year in that category. Now I’ll be racing with Fabio Uccelli’s team once again, and in the World Supersport Challenge no less, with a great bike like the Kawasaki. This will be my first European championship season and so I’ll have a lot to learn, but I’m sure that we can do well!”