Ex-Moto2 racer Debise joins WSS field at Assen

Former Moto2 racer Valentin Debise joins the World Supersport field at Assen aboard the SMS Honda.
Valentin Debise is to follow in the wheeltracks of countryman Jules Cluzel when he makes his World Supersport Championship debut at Assen this weekend, the Frenchman the latest rider to make the jump from Moto2.

The 20-year-old competed in the first two seasons of the Moto2 World Championship, firstly with WTR (itself now competing in WSS) in 2010 and then HP Tuenti Speed Up in 2011.

However, having failed to notch up points in either season, Debise was unable to land a ride in the series for 2012, prompting his move to the World Supersport series in place of Ondrej Jezek at SMS Honda for the third round of the season.

Debise's arrival makes him the latest rider with Moto2 experience to switch to WSS this year, following on from PTR Honda rider Jules Cluzel, Suriano Triumph's Alex Baldolini and Yakhnich Yamaha's Vladimir Leonov.

Debise won't be the only unfamiliar face competing at Assen, with Stuart Voskamp and Twan Van Poppel bolstering the grid numbers on their wild-card entries, while former WSBK race winner Lorenzo Lanzi will also be making an appearance aboard the ProRace Honda.

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iwonderwhy - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 12:04 PM

i dont know why this guy i mean he did not do anything good in the moto2 at all where cluzel and baldolini show potential from time to time this guy nothing at all

DC - Unregistered

April 18, 2012 12:37 PM

@ iwonderwhy He was French national 125 champ in 2008, 21st in 250GP in 2009 and scored zero points in Moto2 on 2010 and 2011. Can't see him doing much in WSS either as he's done nothing on larger capacity motorcycle, you're better off forgetting you even read this un-newsworthy article!

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