Simon Jespersen takes the hot seat in the eighth round of World Supersport in Catalunya
SVENDBORG, DENMARK – Simon Jespersen (Denmark) take the hot seat for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in the eighth round of World Supersport in Catalunya, Spain.
SBS is proud to announce, that the 20-year-old Danish SBS race rider, Simon Jespersen, will replace Dominique Aegerter at the World Supersport race in Catalunya, Spain for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha. Jespersen replace Aegerter due to other obligations in the MotoE Championship the same weekend. The eighth round takes place 17th to 19th of September 2021, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Aegerter will return to the Dutch team, when they will compete at the Circuit of Jerez the following week. Jespersen will share the garage with Ten Kate Racing’s Galang Hendra Pratama.
SBS Race Manager, Allan Østli Jørgensen: “There is no reason to lean on the brakes over Simon and Ten Kate Racing’s collaboration; It is a perfect match, now that Aegerter have obligations in MotoE and Jespersen shows exceptionally good form. For 20 years, SBS has been the preferred brake sponsor for Ten Kate Racing, since the team’s introduction to the Supersport 600 series in 2001. Therefore, we know what requirements the team has for both their brakes and their riders. In our talent-work with Jespersen, since his debut on mini-bike, we have supported his development and he is technically a pleasure to work with. As a Danish brake manufacturer, we are of course also very proud to see a Danish rider go ahead in the demanding World Supersport-series.
Simon Jespersen: “To know that I will ride for Ten Kate Racing Yamaha in the next World Supersport round in Barcelona is probably one of the coolest experiences I have achieved in my career so far. I’m super grateful for this opportunity from the whole Ten Kate Racing Yamaha squad to let me replace Dominique, who is also the championship leader. I will take this opportunity as a big learning process throughout all the weekend and I will do my very best. Recently I made my debut in this championship in Navarra. I was very positive about the results. For this weekend I will arrive with confidence in my mind that I can work with the Ten Kate squad. I have no expectations at all, I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, just enjoy and ride free. I want to be able to finish the weekend with saying that I have done my absolutely 100% and leave with a big smile!”.
Team manager Kervin Bos: “We want to go for the team championship with Ten Kate Racing Yamaha. When we know that Dominique had to miss the Catalunya round, we went looking for the best possible alternative. I think we found it with Simon Jespersen. We were tipped before the Navarra round by our partner SBS Brake Pads about Simon. The recommendation was more than right, as Simon left a very strong impression in Navarra and even took the lead in the race. Simon gets full support from Dominique’s crew. We are also proud to announce that SBS Brake Pads is our special event sponsor in Catalunya. I think that with Simon and Galang we can go for good results in Catalunya!”