News 11 Oct 2017

Australian champion Battye in for Jerez WorldSSP 300 round

BCperformance Junior Team talent heading to Spain this month.

Image: Keith Muir.

New Australian Supersport Up To 300 class champion Reid Battye will contest the upcoming Jerez round of the World Supersport 300 Championship in Spain.

Landscapesupplies.com.au-supported BCperformance Junior Team regular Battye won the title with a round to spare this season and is now set to take on the world stage.

“I’ve been lucky enough to score a ride for the World Supersport 300 class for the final round in Jerez,” 16-year-old Battye said. “I’m pretty nervous with the pressure of heading over there. This is a great opportunity however and I can’t wait to get over there and compete.

“It’s going to be a surreal moment to be in a world championship paddock and it’s going to offer valuable experience. It will of course be a similar machine, but with the slightly different specifications required for that championship. I really want to try and build a solid rapport with the team and adapt as best as I can.”

Battye will join the Kawasaki Italy Grimaldi Racing Team BWG on a Ninja 300 in Spain on 20-22 October. His international experience has been extensive in 2017, also taking part in the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup this year.

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