Current Australian Supersport 300 Championship points leader, Max Stauffer, will formally make his racing debut in Europe in two months’ time in partnership with BSP – Bike Sport Promotions.
The fifteen-year-old will race in the Yamaha R3 Cup Championship in the Internationale Deutsche Superbike-Meisterschaft (IDM) at the Hockenheimring in Germany and the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at world famous TT Circuit in Assen, Holland.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity which Robbert [Adriaansen] from BSP – Bike Sport Promotions has offered me,” said Stauffer, who has scored six race wins in his Australian Supersport 300 career to date.
Stauffer, who will compete in the final two rounds of the European R3 Cup has expressed excitement due to the fact that he will race at two of his favorite tracks being Assen and Hockenheim.
“This is a great opportunity for me to get more experience. Riding a Yamaha Supersport 300 in other countries as well as in my home country is a dream come true.”
Stauffer’s goal is to go over to Europe and push as hard as he can and see what the results are at the end. However, the New South Welshman is eyeing off a top five finish at both rounds.
BSP’s Robbert Adriaansen is excited to see Max take the next step in his racing career.
“BSP supports young motorcycle racing talent through creating opportunities for riders to compete internationally,” said Robbert Adriaansen, BSP General Manager. “We believe Max has the potential to make a real impression on the European circuit.”
Every bit of experience which Stauffer has gained racing here in Australia will no doubt help him while racing in Europe.
“It’s very close racing in the Australian Supersport 300 Championship, which is exactly like what I will be up against while racing in the European R3 Cup Championship,” finished Stauffer.
The penultimate round of the European R3 Cup is scheduled for 20 – 22 September, while the final round will run on the following weekend on 27 – 29 September.
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