News 23 Jul 2019

Supersport 300 points-leader Stauffer to make European debut

Young Australian to gain international experience in R3 Cup series.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Australian Supersport 300 Championship leader Max Stauffer will travel abroad to compete in September when he lines up in two rounds of the 2019 European R3 Cup, partnering with Bike Sport Promotions (BSP).

The 15-year-old will race the all-Yamaha R3 Cup in the Internationale Deutsche Superbike-Meisterschaft (IDM) at Hockenheimring, Germany, and the British Superbike Championship round at Assen, Holland.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity which Robbert [Adriaansen] from Bike Sport Promotions has offered me,” said Stauffer, who has scored six race wins in his Australian Supersport 300 career to date. “This is a great opportunity for me to get more experience.

“Riding a Yamaha Supersport 300 in other countries, as well as in my home country, is a dream come true. It’s very close racing in the Australian Supersport 300 Championship, which is exactly like what I will be up against while racing in the European R3 Cup Championship.”

BSP’s Robbert Adriaansen commented: “BSP supports young motorcycle racing talent through creating opportunities for riders to compete internationally. We believe Max has the potential to make a real impression on the European circuit.”

The penultimate round of the European R3 Cup is scheduled for 20-22 September in Germany, while the final round will run on the following weekend between 27-29 September in Holland.