The Jerez de la Frontera circuit, dedicated to Angel Nieto, will stage the twelfth and final round of WorldSSP and WorldSBK this weekend. For Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, it’s a new experience on the Superbike front, in that rider Tito Rabat will be able to ride a factory style ZX-10RR in Spain, supported by KRT.
Aside from the fact they will be able to compete in this final round with a more competitive machine, for Manuel Puccetti’s team this is also the beginning of a pathway that can see them compete for the kind of prestigious results Kawasaki Puccetti Racing has achieved in the past (16 podiums and two victories).
As for Supersport, rider Can Oncu continues his return to fitness, the young Turk now confirmed by the team for 2024.
The Jerez de la Frontera track is located in southern Spain, just a few miles from the city of Cadiz in Andalusia. It is dedicated to thirteen-time world champion Angel Nieto, who died in 2017. It has long hosted both MotoGP and WorldSBK races. The track initially measured 4.218 kilometres but the Sito Pons turn was modified in 1992 and then a change to the Senna turn in 1994 brought the track to its current length of 4.423 kilometres. The track incorporates thirteen turns in all, eight of which right-handers and five left. Pole position is to the right.
The schedule for the Spanish round is available at the following link:
“We are all set for the final round of our 2023 racing season. In Supersport, we are confident that Can Oncu will continue to regain full function of his left arm. We’re sure that his performance on track will also continue to improve, and our goal at Jerez is to reach the top ten in the race. As for Superbike, we’re happy and proud that Kawasaki has decided to support us with a factory package in the form of a loan machine supported by KRT. We’ll try to make the most of this and consider it a first step towards achieving the kind of prestigious results we deserve. I take this opportunity to thank Kawasaki and all our sponsors and supporters who will come and see us at Jerez.”
“I can’t wait to be back working with my team and our riding at Jerez, a track where I have both good and bad memories and one that is undoubtedly very tough and technical. I’ll do my best also because this is the final round of 2023 and I’d like to score the best possible results. My physical recovery is going well and the goal for the two Spanish races is to reach the top ten.”
“We come to Jerez in great shape, in the hope we can exploit the factory package that we’ll have available this weekend. We’re at the end of the championship and can count on all the experience we’ve gained this year with the Ninja and the Pirelli tyres. I know that the team is also excited and so we’ll take on these last three races confidently and optimistically.”