News 11 Jan 2023

727 Moto Racing make Michelin switch for upcoming campaign

Successful post-race test at The Bend influential in the decision.

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The 727 Moto Racing team will make the switch to Michelin tyres for 2023, completing a successful post-race test at The Bend with the brand last year.

In the Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) gone by, the team expanded its program and ultimately contested the season with Jed Metcher in the premier class, equipped with Pirelli.

He was joined by international Billy McConnell for the final two rounds, while Superbike rookie Broc Pearson rode for the outfit in the opening three races before parting ways, with the team also supporting Supersport runner-up Ty Lynch last year, the South Australian to continue receiving support from the squad in 2023.

Following the final round of the 2022 ASBK Championship, the outfit remained in Tailem Bend to test Michelin rubber on both Superbike and Supersport machinery, the outcome proving influential in the decision for the upcoming season.

“Firstly, I would like to thank Pirelli for its support and professionalism across the 2022 ASBK season towards our team,” 727 Moto Racing team owner Travis Schmitz explained to CycleOnline.

“As part of a refreshed approach to 2023, we were provided with an opportunity to test Michelin tyres at The Bend. We were thoroughly impressed by the performance of the product and the level of technical support trackside, and have made the decision to commit to using its tyres for the upcoming season.”

It is expected that Jed Metcher will remain with the team in the premier class, as the upcoming ASBK season officially gets underway on 1-2 February with the pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP). Michelin had been without a primary Superbike team since Penrite Honda Racing switched to Pirelli at the 11th hour last year.