WSS: Iannuzzo to Supersport with Triumph

Vittorio Iannuzzo replaces Jason DiSalvo at Triumph after making the decision to quit Superbikes in favour of Supersports.
World Superbike racer Vittorio Iannuzzo has announced he will see out the remainder of the 2010 season in the Supersport category after inking a deal with the Triumph BE1 team.

The Italian, who has 93 WSBK starts to his name, has raced in the top production class since 2006, most recently with the privateer Squadra Corse Honda team, but has only scored 27 points in that time.

Nonetheless, he will take the position of Jason DiSalvo, who quit the factory team recently after suggesting he wasn't receiving equal treatment in the four-man squad.

"I was close to signing with the team two years ago, now we've finally reached the deal,” said Iannuzzo, who won the 2003 Superstock title with Alstare Suzuki. “I'm sure I can score important results and I will work hard to get to grips with the bike as soon as possible.

“I'm going to be a factory rider yet again and this makes me really proud, so I would like to thank Giuliano Rovelli for giving me this opportunity.

“I haven't raced in Supersport for 5 years, my last season in the competition was in fact in the seat of a Suzuki, racing for team Alstare, where I scored great results. Now that I have more experience, I'm confident I can do even better.”

It remains to be seen whether Squadra Corse Honda, which skipped the flyaway events, will seek another rider for its Superbike team. Although it has struggled to make an impression at Superbike level, it is enjoying success in Superstock 1000 with its rider Michele Magnoni currently classified second in the standings.

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