MPM WILSport Racedays officially unveiled their 2019 livery at the conclusion of a very positive two-day test at the iconic Phillip Island Circuit in Australia ahead of the opening round of the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship held at the same venue from the 22nd to the 24th February.
The squad were in fine form as they honed the set-up of their CBR 600 RR machines. Hannes Soomer (#38) and Jaimie van Sikkelerus (#74) completed 238 laps of the 4.445km circuit between them! Both lapped quickly and both are very much in contention for some solid points in Sunday’s opening race!
Following the on-track action both riders took the opportunity to pose on the start and finish straight for a series of photos that showcase the team’s new striking colours.
The on-track action resumes with Free Practice on Saturday before official qualifying on Saturday and the opening race of 2019 on Sunday afternoon.
Susie Bryce, Team Principal: “We are really excited to begin this new chapter at Philip Island with the launch of the MPM WILSport Racedays team. It's a pleasure to welcome Jaimie van Sikkelerus to the squad, together with his new crew chief Kor Veldmann. With Andrea Ballerini returning as chief for Hannes Soomer we have a strong and experienced technical structure, which will complement the enhanced specification of our 2019 Ten Kate Racing Products Honda CBR 600 RR. Emanuele D'Artibale will head the team as Manager and brings a unique set of skills as an acclaimed performance specialist in rider psychology and physical preparation. We would like to extend our thanks to WIL Sport for once again being stalwart supporters of Racedays and other young riders in various classes. WIL Sport are also actively supporting many other athletes in various sports around the world, providing them with real opportunities to achieve their potential. Finally, we are very pleased to welcome MPM International Oils to the team as main sponsor. MPM are a dynamic and fast-growing oil company based in the Netherlands with a huge range of products for the automotive and motorcycle sectors. The teams’ combination of talent, experience and enthusiastic supporters gives us confidence that we can achieve our targets for Hannes and Jaimie, and we look forward to the opening round this weekend.”