Debuting World Supersport WTR Ten 10 Racing has decided to merge with Bike Service Team and field Massimo Roccoli as their ‘leading rider’ and they’ll also be switching manufacturer, moving from Kawasaki to Yamaha. The team will racing under the Bike Service by WTR Ten 10 Yamaha banner and the 27-year old Roccoli is veteran Supersport rider, his best result in the series was 6th in the 2006 and 2007 standings.
Finally I’ve reached an agreement to race in World Supersport again” declared Roccoli. “It’s been tough, but I managed to remain optimistic down to the end. I felt that it was going to work out, even though everything came together right at the end. I’d like to thank Bike Service and WTR Ten 10 for giving me this chance, for me it’s a sort of return home (he debuted in 2004 with Bike Service) I had been talking both with Bike Service and WTR for some time (while they were separate outfits), then in the end they decided to join forces so here I am!”
Talking about last season when he rode for the Lorenzini by Leoni team where he finished tenth in the overall standings Roccoli said, “You always start off the season aiming high, last year in the early stages we struggled because of a lack of winter testing, but also because we reached an agreement late on. Then some bad luck during the season cost me a chance of getting good results.”