BE1 Triumph has confirmed its World Supersport programme for 2011 by signing Superbike racer Luca Scassa to join Chaz Davies in the scaled down team.
The British manufacturer has entered four Daytona 675s for Davies, David Salom - and more recently – Vittorio Iannuzzo and Matthieu Lagrive this season, though only Davies has made it onto the podium.
As such, the Welshman will be retained by the Italian-run outfit for 2011 where he will be joined by Scassa, who moves from the World Superbike scene having made a substantial impression on the privateer Supersonic Ducati this season.
For Davies, he is delighted to be sticking with Triumph for another season as he looks to spearhead its campaign to get a first World Supersport race win.
“I'm really happy to be doing a second year with Triumph and BE1 Racing. It's a long time since I have been in that situation and I really want to take advantage of all the good work that we've done this year.
“I enjoy working with this team and we have plans to further develop the Daytona 675. We have shown this year that we can run at the front and we can only move forward in 2011.”
Scassa, meanwhile, cited his motivations to join Triumph as a perfect opportunity to get involved with a factory-backed team.
“I have been riding 1000cc bikes in recent years but I have experience of supersport racing from the Italian championship. I am looking forward to riding the Daytona 675. This will be my first experience of a three cylinder bike and I think that the extra torque will prove advantageous at some tracks.
“BE1 Racing has ambitions to be at the very top and one of my motivations for signing is that I can see the desire to win in the eyes of Giuliano Rovelli (owner of BE1 Racing).