Mid-season step up for Orradre as he makes WorldSSP debut in France

Wednesday, 1 September 2021 08:42 GMT

The Spanish rider will remain with his current outfit but will switch to WorldSSP for the remainder of the 2021 campaign

After three years in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship from 2019 to 2021 where he made history in the class, Spanish rider Unai Orradre will make the step up to the FIM Supersport World Championship, remaining with the Yamaha MS Racing outfit he has competed in during his time in WorldSSP300.

Orradre made his WorldSSP300 debut in 2019 at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, claiming tenth place in his first race. Always near the points positions throughout his five-race stint in 2019, the 17-year-old made a step forward for the disrupted 2020 campaign with three podiums including one win, also at Jerez, which made him the youngest ever race winner in WorldSSP300 at 16 years old, 3 months and 24 days at the time.

The 2021 campaign has been a mixed bag for Orradre so far with one podium to his name, coming in Race 2 of the season-opening Aragon Round, as well as fourth in Race 1. However, he has only taken one further points finish in 2021 with tenth in Race 1 at the TT Circuit Assen and has three retirements to his name this season. The Spanish rider has also been competing in the Spanish championship’s Open 600 class throughout 2021 and has claimed seven victories in the class, to lead the Championship by 77 points with four races remaining. His impressive form means he will get his debut in WorldSSP at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours with the same team he has around him in the Spanish championship; a combination that has worked so well for him in 2021.

Discussing his step up to WorldSSP, Orradre said: “I’m very happy with the opportunity to make the leap to the World Supersport. Thanks to everyone who supports me, my family, sponsors and especially Yamaha and MS Racing."

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