WorldSSP: Lorenzo Baldassarri in to replace Jorge Navarro at Misano on WRP Triumph

Yesterday, it was announced that former Moto2™ rider Lorenzo Baldassarri will ride for WRP-RT Motorsports by SKM Triumph at Misano, replacing Jorge Navarro, who left for Orelac Racing. Interestingly, the Italian has already worked with the team, having tested with the WRP Triumph team during the two-day MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship test at Cremona.

Baldassarri first started out in the WorldSSP Championship with the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team in 2022. Immediately competitive, the Italian took four wins and 16 podiums along the way to finishing second in the Championship but earned himself a promotion to the WorldSBK Championship with GMT94 Yamaha. Now, the Italian native will be hoping to be competitive once more, this time onboard a Triumph Street Triple RS 765.

In terms of his wider career, the #7 rider has achieved success in several different Championships. A Red Bull Rookies Cup™ winner in 2011, Baldassarri achieved five wins and 12 podiums across an eight-year career within the Moto2™ paddock, all within 135 race starts in the Championship.

Overall, Baldassarri certainly possesses a strong Championship pedigree, and he will be hoping to lead the charge, alongside Scotland’s John McPhee, for the WRP Triumph team to victory in the 2024 WorldSSP season.

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