Jayson Uribe secures WorldSBK debut for Most with Pedercini

American racer Jayson Uribe to make WorldSBK debut as the latest rider to take on Pedercini Kawasaki seat for Round 6 at Most, Czech Republic

Luke Mossey - Pedercini Kawasaki

American racer Jayson Uribe will make his series debut during Round 6 of the 2021 WorldSBK Championship at Most with the OUTDO TPR Kawasaki outfit.

Having plied his trade in the European junior ranks, Uribe will make his first appearance on the world scene with the veteran Italian team as the latest replacement for Samuele Cavalieri, who departed after round three.

Uribe currently races in the MotoAmerica series on a Honda, but will switch to Kawasaki machinery, marking a return to the machinery he raced with in SSTK.

“I’m super excited to be given the opportunity to ride with OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini at Most. I think it will be a lot of fun to be able to work with such a great and well-established team. I am also excited to reconnect with a few people who are already in the team that I know (the Gimbert family) from 2015, when I raced in the French Superbike series in Superstock. 

“It will be good to get back on a Kawasaki. I don’t have so much experience on the green machine and it is a new track so for sure there will be a big learning curve, especially with the Pirelli tyres which I also don’t know but I am ready for the challenge. 

“Everybody so far has been very supportive and to be finally in the World Superbike paddock, which is somewhere that I have wanted to be for a long time is great. 

“I am doing everything I can to be ready, both physically and mentally and I can’t thank Lucio and OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini for the opportunity.”

Having filled the seat with British racer Luke Mossey at Donington Park, who went on to score the team’s first points of the season, team manager Lucio Pedercini was delighted to bring a new face on board.

“We are delighted to welcome Jayson to the team starting at the Czech Round. He is a young rider with a lot of potential, and we are delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to bring him to the World Superbike Championship with our team. 

“We outlined our plan as a team at the start of the year to work with and develop young riders and signing Jayson is us delivering on that philosophy. 

“It will be a totally new experience for Jayson, and we will do all that we can to help him adapt to the Kawasaki as quickly as we can without adding any pressure to him on his debut.”