News 19 Jan 2012

Salom and Mercado to head Pedercini Kawasaki WSBK program

The Pedercini Team has announced that it has decided on its riders for the 2012 World Superbike Championship season in Spaniard David Salom and Argentinean Leandro ‘Tati’ Mercado.

Both riders will be on track with the Pedercini Team from the next Phillip Island test that will take place on 13-15 February and also the official test a week before the opening World Superbike Championship round.

Salom won the Spanish Supersport championship in 2006 and between 2007 and 2009 he participated in the Supersport World Championship. In 2009 David joined the Pedercini Team in the Superbike World Championship.

In 2010 Salom returned to Supersport and last year he closed that championship in second place with Kawasaki.

Mercado won the AMA Supersport championship in 2009 and the following year he participated in the Superstock 600 European championship. In 2011 Tati joined the Pedercini team, competing in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup and ‘Stock 1000 Italian Championship.

The entire team is happy to see the return of both riders. Salom and Mercado already know all the team’s technical staff and this will help both the riders and the team as they prepare for the upcoming season which opens at the end of February in Australia.