The FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid could look vastly different in 2024 compared to the 2023 one. This season’s Champion, Jeffrey Buis, is on the move to KTM from Kawasaki, meaning a vacancy was available temporarily creating a knock-on effect up and down the grid. Here, we recap the moves that have been announced so far. Last updated: Monday, 4th December.
CHAMPION ON THE MOVE: Kawasaki to KTM for Buis, race winner replaces him in WorldSSP300
Before he secured his second WorldSSP300 title, Jeffrey Buis’ future was already known. He’s departed the MTM Kawasaki squad, the team he won both Championships with, to move to the Freudenberg KTM – Paligo Racing outfit. A new team, new colours, and a new bike for the Dutchman to ride. His seat at MTM Kawasaki will be filled by Mirko Gennai, as he switches from Yamaha to Kawasaki as he looks to keep up the team’s remarkable success; the Italian will race alongside Loris Veneman for his second season. Elsewhere, 2021 Champions Arco Motor University Team have secured the services of Samuel Di Sora and will also promote Unai Calatayud from the Spanish championship for 2024.
RETURNING NAMES: Iglesias comes back, Calatayud secures full-time seat
Also announced was Inigo Iglesias’ return to WorldSSP300, after he raced and won in the IDM Supersport 300 championship this year. His Fusport-RT Motorsports by SKM-Kawasaki teammate was later announced as Czech star Petr Svoboda after his race-winning 2023 campaign. Team Flembbo – Pl Performances will continue with Kevin Sabatucci in 2024 while also signing Ruben Bijman from the Arco Motor University Team. ProDina Kawasaki Racing will line up with double Misano winner Bruno Ieraci and rookie Giacomo Zannini.
Announced riders so far
Freudenberg KTM – Paligo Racing: Jeffrey Buis
MTM Kawasaki: Loris Veneman and Mirko Gennai
Fusport – RT Motorsport by SKM – Kawasaki: Inigo Iglesias and Petr Svoboda
Team Flembbo – Pl Performances: Kevin Sabatucci and Ruben Bijman
Arco Motor University Team: Samuel Di Sora and Unai Calatayud
ProDina Kawasaki Racing: Bruno Ieraci and Giacomo Zannini
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