Last year's European Junior Cup champion Javier Orellana is preparing to graduate into the FIM World Supersport championship in the new European class alongside Canadian Braeden Ortt at WIL Sport Racedays Honda.

As part of Orellana's prize for claiming the EJC title last year he is set to receive backing in 2016 with Racedays Honda and will be mentored and guided by former MotoGP racer Jeremy McWilliams as team manager as well as support from EJC coach Kyle Smith.

Ortt will step up alongside Orellana and will become the youngest ever rider to compete in a World Supersport race by only turning 16 in February. Ortt has spent the past two years competing in Europe as well as in America when he claimed race victories and finished third overall in the 390 cup in MotoAmerica, as well as third in the World Finals.

"I am very pleased to announce I will be riding in the World Supersport Championship for 2016, I would like to give a big thank you to the EJC for this fantastic opportunity," Orellana said. "My team and I will work hard to give all our best and get the best results possible."

The duo will commence rigorous pre-season testing in Almeria, Aragon and Jerez under the guidance of McWilliams who is confident they can both shine brightly in 2016.

"We're looking forward to an exciting new season with two very talented young riders," McWilliams said. "I've been lucky to work with both of them at the Honda European Junior Cup in the past and know they are very determined to impress in World as they have predominantly been the riders setting the standard in their previous class. We have a great support package from WIL Sport and Honda, and with a comprehensive test programme planned we know they'll be well prepared for this challenge."

 

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