British rider Tom Booth-Amos swaps Moto3 for WorldSSP 300

British rider Tom Booth-Amos swaps grand prix for the WorldSBK paddock with a switch from Moto3 to the WorldSSP 300 series

Tom Booth-Amos

British youngster Tom Booth-Amos will make the switch from the grand prix fray to the WorldSBK paddock in 2020 after being signed to compete in the WorldSSP 300 feeder class.

The 23-year old was one of just two British riders competing Moto3 – and just five in total within the GP paddock – last season, riding the CIP Green Power KTM, picking up two points’ finishes including an eighth place result at Phillip Island.

However, after Booth-Amos - a member of the British Talent Team – failed to secure an extended stay on the grid in 2020, he has sourced a deal that takes him to the WorldSSP 300 series which supports the WorldSBK and WorldSSP Championships.

Supported by former MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams, Booth-Amos will be one of four riders competing with the German RT Motorsports by SKM team on a Kawasaki Ninja 400.

“I’m very happy to join the RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki team for 2020. It's a big change for me, coming from Moto3, so there is a lot to learn.

“I would like to thank Jeremy McWilliams, the team, Kawasaki and everybody who supported me getting in here. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and learning the new bike in a new paddock. Hopefully we can do a good job together.”

The WorldSSP 300 Championship will enter into its fourth season in 2020 with another sizeable field expected to compete over ten rounds. Previous champions include Ana Carrasco, the first woman to win an FIM World Championship title, and 2019 winner Manuel Gonzalez, who steps up to the WorldSSP series this season on a ParkinGO Kawasaki.