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WSS: Ten Kate close to WSS deal

The most successful World Supersport team is expected to confirm it will continue to race there in 2011.
Ten Kate Racing looks set to remain in the World Supersport Championship next season, despite earlier indications to the contrary.

The Dutch-based operation has been the dominant force at Supersport level over the years, winning the riders' title each season between 2002 and 2010, with the exception of 2009 when Cal Crutchlow won for Yamaha.

However, despite sealing the 2010 crown with Kenan Sofuoglu, doubts had been raised as to whether Ten Kate would be able to sustain a presence at both Superbike and Supersport level.

Nonetheless, having now firmed up its Superbike line-up with Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus – as well as secure backing for the next three seasons from Honda Motor Europe -, GPOne.com is reporting that Ten Kate is close to signing off a two-bike entry in Supersports.

With its 2010 line-up of Sofuoglu and Michele Pirro both Moto2 bound, Florian Marino and Ronan Quarmby – who both rode Ten Kate backed machines in selected races this year – are tipped to ride.

Having struggled for numbers in 2010, the 2011 World Supersport grid is slowly taking shape, with Kawasaki, Triumph and Parkalgar Honda all having confirmed its line-ups for next season.



Tagged as: Honda , Ten Kate , Kenan Sofuoglu

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Greener02

December 07, 2010 3:40 PM

Gino Rea should get one of the bikes, and Marino should be on the other, Quarmby didn't impress in 2010, but that may have been because of the broken leg he sustained earlier in the year.



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