Puccetti Racing Kawasaki begin their preparations for the 2021 WorldSSP season today, as testing for Philip Oettl and Can Oncu takes place at the Misano World Marco Simoncelli Circuit. 

Several World Superbike and World Supersport teams are in attendance for the two-day test, with the former Grand Prix pair also being joined by fellow Puccetti Racing rider Lucas Mahias of the premier class.

Oettl and Oncu are both former Moto3 riders and in the German's case also a Moto2 rider. 

Oncu made the move across to WorldSSP after two seasons with the Aki Ajo KTM Moto3 team and is a former Red Bull Rookies Cup winner.

Puccetti Racing Kawasaki have had great success in the WorldSSP class predominantly in the hands of fellow Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu. 

For all his racing experience Oncu is still only seventeen years-old, and has been speaking about his approach for the first test. 

"What I need to do is know the team better and work out who is who and what their names are!," said Oncu.

"This is completely new, so I need to understand the bike, make long race runs and also do shorter runs.

"The shorter runs I think will be two or three laps, to improve the Superpole, which wasn’t great for me last year."

Like Oncu, it will be Oettl's second season in the championship, and the German will be expected to provide a title challenge for the team after four podiums last season. 

Oettl added: "My objective is to first, ride the bike and get back with the team. I haven’t seen the guys since November when I was at the workshop.

"It’s important to start working again, riding again, and getting the feeling for the bike and for everything else.

"I would like to work on the electronics and also with the suspension. We have something from WP which we have to try; they are my two major points."

 

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