Sebestyen with Evan Bros. Yamaha for 2022 in World Supersport

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 14:17 GMT

The grid continues to form for an exciting season of WorldSSP, with Peter Sebestyen remaining with the Evan Bros. Yamaha WorldSSP Team

The 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship grid continues to take shape as Peter Sebestyen will remain with the Evan Bros. Yamaha WorldSSP Team for another season. The Hungarian joined the Italian team from the Dutch Round onwards in 2021 and ended his season with a flurry of impressive results, enough to see him remain in Fabio Evangelista’s team for another season.

Sebestyen has been very much flying the flag for Hungary in World Supersport and 2021 saw him score more points than any other season, despite missing the opening three rounds. Starting solidly on the fringes of the top ten, Sebestyen eventually cracked the top ten at Most, before featuring more often than not inside it. A breakthrough round in Argentina saw him conquer the top five with a fifth place in Race 2, starting from his best grid slot of eighth. Concluding his first season with the Evan Bros. Yamaha outfit in 12th overall, Sebestyen aims to be fighting for the leading positions and get to the podium in 2022, with the aim of getting Hungary’s first podium.

Speaking of the deal, 27-year-old Sebestyen commented: “It's no surprise that I'm really happy to stay with the team. I gained a lot of experience last season, which will certainly help me in 2022. I'm confident because during the winter I'll be able to work on what have been my weak points: I'm looking forward to the start because I'm very motivated, as is the team. I am aware that the new rules will make the season special and interesting, but I know I can count on the team's great skills.” 

Team principal Fabio Evangelista shared his positivity about having Sebestyen in the team: "We are very happy to have renewed our agreement with Sebestyen and HUMDA for the 2022 season. Last season Peter joined the team after the season had already started, without having tested, while now he can prepare his year in the best way. He is a guy with great potential, which we hope he will be able to express with our help. We will do everything we can to live together with Peter and HUMDA a season to remember.”

The Evan Bros. Yamaha squad have won two Championships in the class in the last three years; Randy Krummenacher took the team to their first glory in 2019, with rookie sensation Andrea Locatelli rewriting the record books throughout the 2020 season. Steven Odendaal took five race wins in 2021 on his way to second overall in the Championship, although he’s already confirmed he won’t remain in the team for next year. A replacement for Odendaal hasn’t yet been confirmed.

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