Nov 28, 2012
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SOUTH AFRICA'S Sheridan 'Shez' Morais will lead PTR Honda's 2013 World Supersport Championship title challenge and is super-motivated at the opportunity to step up and fight for race wins.
The 27-year-old from Johannesburg in South Africa tested a 2012 PTR Honda last month and impressed the team with his approach and super-fast lap times that prove he can be a title challenger next year.
A five-time title winner in South Africa (Superbike and Supersport), Shez achieved sixth place in his rookie World Supersport Championship in 2012, impressing with his speed and commitment. For further information on Shez visit .
Shez will join David Linortner, Nacho Perez, Luca Marconi and Imre Toth at PTR's first pre-season test at Jerez on 22nd-23rd January 2013.
Shez: "I am really pleased to have signed with PTR Honda who have proved every year that they are the team to beat. This team was a "wish" to me a few years back when I had to watch World Supersport racing from back home, now it is a reality and I can not wait to take full advantage of it. My goals for the 2013 season are high just like any other racer. After finishing sixth in my rookie season, my focus is on being a championship contender and to fight for the podium at every round."
Simon Buckmaster, PTR Honda Team Manager: "Shez is a definite title contender in World Supersport. He has already had a test on our 2012 race bike - and as well as being fast, he is really gelling with the team and has us all fired up for 2013. He is an exciting rider who will be able to make the most of the PTR Honda and we are aiming for race and Championship success together."