News 27 Jan 2023

Toparis future confirmed riding R6 in British Supersport

Promising talent announces BSB plans with coveted outfit.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Two-time Australian Supersport champion Tom Toparis has confirmed his plans for the 2023 season and will compete in the British Supersport Championship with the coveted Macadam Racing Yamaha team.

The Macadam Racing Yamaha team acquired the assets and staff from four-time champions Appleyard Macadam at the end of last year, providing a great infrastructure for the talented Australian to showcase his abilities.

“It’s a massive honour to ride for this team,” Toparis explained. “I’ve ridden against them for several years now and they have always set the bar in the Supersport class in the UK. I’m also excited to get back on the Yamaha R6, which is a bike I’ve ridden a lot and know quite well. All the pieces are now in place and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into testing and working together with Jack and the team.”

On top of his domestic Supersport success in Australia, Toparis has also achieved podium finishes internationally in the German-based IDM and British Supersport series.

He elected to undergo a required humerus bone operation in March 2021 to correct growth arrest, the right side being 76mm longer than the left. As a result, he was sidelined for that season altogether and missed many rounds last year before returning to the UK to complete his BSB comeback at Cadwell Park with Astro JJR Host-It Triumph.

The opening round of the 2023 British Supersport Championship takes place at Silverstone on the National circuit, between 7-9 April. Toparis will be joined by 2021 BSB Junior Superstock champion Jack Nixon in Macadam Racing Yamaha’s Supersport line-up.