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Talmacsi to make Supersport debut at Misano

Gabor Talmacsi is listed as ProRace Honda's rider for Misano, though it is just one of a few notable changes on the Supersport grid this weekend.
Former 125GP World Champion Gabor Talmacsi is set to make his World Supersport Championship debut at Misano this weekend as the latest rider to assume duties on the ProRace Honda.

The Hungarian rider, who has 12 MotoGP starts to his name, has not competed full-time in a world championship series since finishing sixth overall in the 2010 Moto2 championship, but has been listed on the provisional entry list for this weekend's event at Misano.

Talmacsi - who has focused on rallying most recently - would take over the ride vacated first by Lukas Pesek and then by Lorenzo Lanzi, the Italian taking a shock win at a damp Assen in what would turn out to be a one-off ride. Since then, Italian racer Illario Dionisi has ridden the bike at Monza and Donington Park.

Talmacsi's arrival is just one of several changes to the WSS grid this weekend, which resumes at Misano after it didn't make the trip to the United States with the Superbike class.

Key amongst the changes is Bike Service Racing announcing it has parted company with WTR Ten 10 Racing, with the former continuing as a sole entity, but with Andrea Antonelli moving over from Lorini Honda to replace WSS veteran Massimo Roccoli.

In turn, Antonelli's place at Lorini Honda has been assumed by Raffaele de Rosa, the Italian getting a full-time berth with the team after two promising 'wild-card' outings at Monza and Donington Park.

Roccoli, meanwhile, will switch over to Yakhnich Motorsport, albeit only as the temporary replacement for Assen podium winner Vladimir Leonov, the Russian rider recovering from an injury sustained at Donington Park.

In addition to the grid shake up, Bike Service Yamaha will enter a second bike for Alessandro Andreozzi at Misano, while Puccetti Kawasaki will return with Stefano Cruciani, who finished fifth at Monza aboard the ZX-6R.



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Talmacsi, Valencia Moto2 Test 2010
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[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

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Ben1

June 05, 2012 12:39 PM

These news are big surprise here in Hungary, because Gabor announced his retirement at the start of the year, he said he won't be racing with bikes anymore, instead he started rallying. It is rumoured he had options in Supersport in 2011, but he turned them down because he wanted to race in a higher category. It's interesting why he changed his mind. I'm curious what result he will achieve.

trr - Unregistered

June 06, 2012 9:57 AM

Yeeeesssss, I have always said that his retiring was a mistake. However he might have needed this little break in order to clear his head and clarify his aims for the future. He is a motorcycle racer and not a bad one. This wask will not be easy but I believe on the right bike he is able to run consistently in the top8 in SSP. Good luck and welcome back! Brno awaits!



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