Two American riders will compete in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship WorldSBK campaign with the arrival of Jayson Uribe to the OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini Racing alongside Belgian rider Loris Cresson for the remainder of the 2021 season.
The 22-year-old has competed in MotoAmerica’s superbike championship on and off since 2018, scoring points in every season to date. In the 2021 campaign, Uribe currently sits in 13th place in the standings with 33 points from ten races with a best finish of eighth place this season, a result he has achieved five times in his MotoAmerica with the first coming at Miller Motorsports Park in 2019.
Uribe has also competed in the supersport category in the United States, splitting his time in the USA alongside a campaign in the FIM European Moto2™ Championship where he finished just outside the top ten in the standings, repeating a feat he achieved in 2016.
He has experience of European circuits, claiming victory in the French superstock 600 championship; the first American to win in the French championships. This came off the back of two years competing in the United Kingdom, claiming third in the British Moto3 championship in 2014, taking six podiums, and 11th in the 125cc championship in 2013 with a best result of seventh.
Discussing his opportunity to join the world stage, Uribe said: “I’m super excited to be given the opportunity to ride with OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini at Most. I think it will be a lot of fun to be able to work with such a great and well-established team. I am also excited to reconnect with a few people who are already in the team that I know (the Gimbert family) from 2015, when I raced in the French Superbike series in Superstock. It will be good to get back on a Kawasaki. I don’t have so much experience on the green machine and it is a new track so for sure there will be a big learning curve, especially with the Pirelli tyres which I also don’t know but I am ready for the challenge. Everybody so far has been very supportive and to be finally in the World Superbike paddock, which is somewhere that I have wanted to be for a long time is great. I am doing everything I can to be ready, both physically and mentally and I can’t thank Lucio and OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini for the opportunity.”
Team Principal Lucio Pedercini added: “We are delighted to welcome Jayson to the team starting at the Czech Round. He is a young rider with a lot of potential, and we are delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to bring him to the World Superbike Championship with our team. We outlined our plan as a team at the start of the year to work with and develop young riders and signing Jayson is us delivering on that philosophy. It will be a totally new experience for Jayson, and we will do all that we can to help him adapt to the Kawasaki as quickly as we can without adding any pressure to him on his debut.”
The WorldsBK Superbike World Championship, returns from the 6th to the 8th of August, with the Czech round, at Most.
For more info, access the WorldSBK website.