Dec 28, 2011
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PTR HONDA has announced promising young South African Ronan Quarmby in its team for the 2012 World Supersport Championship.
Ronan, 20, has top 10 finishes in the 2011 Championship to his credit as well as raw speed; that once married with the PTR Honda race bike will make for an exciting combination with high scoring potential in 2012.
The British based PTR squad has finished runner-up in the Championship twice in 2009 and 2010 and is sure Ronan has the ability to challenge for the podium in the World Supersport Championship.
He will join the team for a two-day test at Almeria in Spain on 19th and 20th January before going to Phillip Island in Australia for testing before the opening round of the Championship at the same track on 26th February. For more information on PTR Honda visit .
Ronan: "I just wanted to say a big thank you to PTR for organizing a once in a life time opportunity to ride for them in 2012. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to represent such an awesome team and I know that I will be on that podium through out the entire season. My aim for 2012 is to become more a part of the WSBK family and now that I have got a year under my belt with all the track knowledge and new friends, things are looking really awesome - I cannot wait for first testing in Almeria."
Simon Buckmaster, PTR Honda Team Manager: "We spoke with Ronan before 2011 and have kept in contact since. I am very happy that we have signed to work together in 2012 and am sure Ronan will be on the pace from the start of the season. We have a test at Almeria on the 19th and 20th of January and we will be working with Ronan to get him in the best shape ahead of the official tests in Philip Island in February. I think Ronan's wish to get on the podium in 2012 will come to fruition sooner rather than later. We have a young and very talented line up for 2012 and Ronan just adds more of this to our team."