At the Supersport World Championships in Argentina, 19-year-old Roman Leonardo Taccini stepped in as a substitute for the Ten Kate Yamaha team, and he will contest the 2022 season entirely for the Dutch.
In 2021 world champion Domi Aegerter had the young Indonesian Galang Hendra Pratama as a teammate, but the Ten Kate Yamaha team had expected more significant progress from him.
For the coming season, the team from Nieuwleusen came to an agreement with the Italian Leonardo Taccini, who had already jumped in as a substitute in Argentina and finished eleventh in the second race.
“Ten Kate Racing is a great opportunity for me, with them I can show my true potential”, Taccini is convinced. «They are one of the best teams in the Supersport paddock and have proven that many times. Not only did she become world champion last year with Dominique Aegerter, but she also won the title for the tenth time. I will give everything to repay the trust in me with strong results. “
“Leonardo showed his talent already with eleventh place in Argentina”, stated team manager Kervin Bos. «He brought a lot of energy into our box. And what is particularly important for us: He got faster with every session. With him we have a young and talented driver on the team, we will have a lot of fun. “
The first test drives are scheduled for the beginning of March, the world championship begins on the weekend of 8-10. April in MotorLand Aragon.
Drivers and teams Supersport World Cup 2022:
Kallio Yamaha: Patrick Hobelsberger (D), Alessandro Zetti (I)
Bardahl Evan Bros Yamaha: Peter Sebestyen (H), Lorenzo Baldassarri (I)
Ten Kate Yamaha: Dominique Aegerter (CH), Leonardo Taccini (I)
VFT Yamaha: Marcel Brenner (CH)
EAB Yamaha: Glenn van Straalen (NL)
GMT94 Yamaha: Jules Cluzel (F), Valentine Debise (F)
MS Yamaha: Unai Orradre (E), Ondrej Vostatek (CZ)
MV Agusta Reparto Corse: Bahattin Sofuoglu (TR), Niki Tuuli (FIN)
Aruba.it Ducati: Nicolò Bulega (I)
Barni Ducati: Oliver Bayliss (AUS)
CM Ducati: Maximilian Kofler (A)
AltoGo Ducati: Luca Ottaviani (I)
Althea Ducati: Federico Caricasulo (I)
Dynavolt Triumph: Hannes Soomer (EST), Stefano Manzi (I)
MTM Kawasaki: Adrian Huertas (S)
Puccetti Kawasaki: Can Öncü (TR), Yari Montella (I)
Motozoo Kawasaki: Jeffrey Buis (NL), Ben Currie (AUS)
Prodina Kawasaki: Tom Booth-Amos (GB)
Orelac Kawasaki: Raffaele De Rosa (I)
BOLD = confirmed