News 3 Jun 2015

Wagner makes STK1000 switch for Portimao

Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres WSS team collapses.

Source: Intermoto.

Source: Intermoto.

Australian Aiden Wagner will switch to the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup category this weekend when the Superbike World Championship continues at Portimao, Portugal.

After making two appearances with the Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres team in World Supersport, controversial troubles within the team have forced Wagner to switch categories and teams moving forward.

Countryman and former duel world champion Andrew Pitt, who had also been part of the Intermoto Ponyexpres squad, has arranged for Wagner to grid up at Portimao on board a GSX-R1000 in STK1000 for the Portimao round. Following that, his future is yet to be decided.

The Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres team now faces an uncertain future, with team owner Josef Kubicek listed as missing and all team equipment seized by Czech police according to European reports.

It’s understood Wagner’s former teammate PJ Jacobsen has also secured a new seat as of Portimao, replacing Rattapark Wilairot at Core Honda this weekend.

The news comes as a bitter disappointment to Wagner, who was contacted by overnight to confirm the saga, after he turned down a Team Honda Racing ride in the Australasian Superbike Championship in favour of a move to WSS with Intermoto Pony Expres Kawasaki.