WorldSBK: Loris Cresson to make debut in WSBK at Estoril.

Published on October 7, 2020
By Short Shift News

The Belgian World Supersport rider will step up to the WSBK class with Pedercini Kawasaki.

A new face will line up on the WSBK grid as Belgian rider Loris Cresson will make his debut at the Circuito Estoril. The 22-year-old competed in WorldSSP in 2020 and has spent four years in the class, competing since 2016. He made his debut in WorldSSP in 2016 in a part-time season for RPM84 before switching to Race Department ATK# for 2017 in a part-time campaign once again.

He made a full-time switch to WorldSSP action in 2018 and for 2020, Cresson switched to OXXO Yamaha Team Toth, where he has secured a best finish of 11th in a rain-affected race at Catalunya. Cresson will be competing on a Kawasaki ZX-10RR for his WorldSBK debut on a circuit he has not competed at before.

Loris Cresson – Pedercini Kawasaki

“” I am so excited to join the Pedercini team for the last round of this years Superbike World Championship. Honestly, after the difficult season and the year we have had had it’s the best thing to have happened. I am eager to get to Portugal and to understand the bike and discover all the new things. It will be strange to be on track with the guys I usually watch and who I watched when I was younger. Telling myself that I will race a Superbike and be in the same Superpole for example as Scott Redding or Jonathan Rea or Leon Haslam is crazy. I remember in Barcelona I saw Leon and he said hello and now I will be riding with them.” Stated Cresson when speaking to media. Cresson has experience aboard Superbikes, competing in the Endurance World Championship and has stated; “I think the category will suit me.””

The WorldSBK season concludes at Estoril on the weekend of the 16th-18th of October, in which Cresson will make his WorldSBK debut.

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