News 26 Oct 2023

Two-year Motozoo extension for Power in WorldSSP

Making the switch from Kawasaki to MV Agusta platform.

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Australian Luke Power will remain with the Motozoo Me Air Racing team for the next two seasons in the Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP), as the outfit makes the switch to MV Agusta machinery.

Power, 18, debuted in WorldSSP this year with the team onboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R, competing in the European rounds, minus Jerez, as part of the WorldSSP Challenge.

He earned his first points at Imola, and impressed to secure a win in the WorldSSP Challenge at Magny-Cours, building momentum throughout the season that will bode well for further progress in 2024.

“I am thrilled to announce that I have renewed my contract with Motozoo Me Air Racing for another two years,” said Power. “I’m very excited about this decision as we had an incredible season together, and I am delighted to continue our partnership for the foreseeable future.

“Despite facing challenges during my debut in the World Championship this year, we managed to make significant progress and ended the season with impressive performances.

“Motozoo feels like a family to me, and reaching an agreement for the future was easy. I am particularly thrilled about our new bike, the MV Agusta, an iconic brand renowned in the world of two wheels.

“This exceptional bike has shown remarkable competitiveness in the Supersport World Championship, and having witnessed its potential this year, I can’t wait to begin testing and familiarizing myself with it. I am grateful to Motozoo for granting me this opportunity, and I’m eager to start this new adventure with our remarkable new bike!”

Prior to making the step to the Supersport World Championship, Power spent a season in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship, claiming podium finishes onboard a Suzuki. The MV Agusta 800 RR will mark the third different manufacturer he has competed on, in as many seasons.

Motozoo Me Air Racing Team manager Fabio Uccelli added: “Luke has committed to racing with us for the next two years, which demonstrates his belief in our potential and our new project. It’s rare to see such long-lasting collaborations between riders and teams, so three years with us is a remarkable display of trust and esteem.

“We recognized Luke’s tremendous potential, and this year he showcased his speed, talent, and determination to improve with every kilometre. Together, we made progress from race to race, overcoming some unfortunate moments. Ultimately, Luke reached a level where he regularly ranked in the top-20.

“He achieved significant milestones, entering the top-15, earning his first points in the middle of the season, as well as securing a victory in the World Supersport Challenge in France. These achievements highlight his immense potential as a rider. In the upcoming year, we will provide Luke with a new bike that will suit his characteristics exceptionally well. I anticipate a fantastic season ahead for him!”