Loris Cresson steps up to WorldSBK for 2021 with Pedercini Kawasaki

Loris Cresson steps up to WorldSBK with Outdo Kawasaki TPR (Pedercini) with a two-year deal taking him through 2021 and 2022

Loris Cresson is the latest rookie rider to commit to the WorldSBK Championship in 2021 after securing a two-year deal to compete with the Outdo Kawasaki TPR squad.

The Belgian racer has competed in the WorldSSP Championship for the past four seasons but steps up to the WorldSBK class in 2021 after making his debut with Pedercini team at the 2020 finaleat Estoril.

Having completed several tests with the Italian outfit in recent weeks, it is now confirmed that not only will he make his full-time debut in 2021 but he will also compete in 2022. 

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“I am happy to ride with Pedercini Racing for 2021 and 2022 in WorldSBK. It’s a big step for me in my career and as a man, a new challenge, a big one but I am ready for it. After the race in Estoril and the tests we have made sense I feel confident of what we can do together in the coming years. 

“It feels like I have a new extended family, it really has been a great atmosphere so far. Sure, we will learn from each other more but the feeling I have is already really good. I am sure we can improve every time we are on the bike and I hope we can go testing with the new bike soon.”

A regular point-scorer at WorldSSP level, Cresson’s best finish came back in 2017 with a run to eighth place at Imola.

Pedercini Kawasaki originally intended to compete in 2020 with two bikes for new MotoE Champion Jordi Torres and potential Aprilia MotoGP rider Lorenzo Savadori, before a title sponsor pull out forced it down to a single entry for Sandro Cortese.

However, after the German was sidelined by a back injury, the seat was shared between Roman Ramos, Valentin Debise and Cresson for the remaining rounds.

2021 WorldSBK Rider Line-up (Provisional)

2021 WorldSBK Championship Rider Line-up (so far)
TeamMotorcycleRider #1Rider #2Speculated
Kawasaki Racing TeamKawasaki ZX-10RRJonathan ReaAlex Lowes---
Pata Yamaha WorldSBKYamaha YZF-R1Toprak Razgatlioglu

Andrea Locatelli (R)

 
Aruba.it DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RScott Redding

Michael Ruben Rinaldi

 
BMW WorldSBK MotorradBMW M 1000 RRTom Sykes

Michael van der Mark

 
Team HRCHonda CBR1000RR-RAlvaro BautistaLeon Haslam 
GRT Yamaha Junior TeamYamaha YZF-R1Garrett Gerloff

Kohta Nozane (R)

 
Kawasaki Puccetti RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR

Lucas Mahias (R)

  
Orelac RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR

Isaac Vinales (R)

  
RC Squadra CorseBMW M 1000 RREugene Laverty  
Barni RacingDucati Panigale V4 RTito Rabat  
Team Go ElevenDucati Panigale V4 RChaz Davies  
Outdo Kawasaki TPRKawasaki ZX-10RRLoris Cresson  
Benovo Action MGMBMW M 1000 RR

Jonas Folger (R)

  
Ten Kate RacingYamaha YZF-R1TBC 

Loris Baz, Chaz Davies

Motocorsa RacingDucati Panigale V4 RTBC Matteo Ferrari
MIE RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RTBC Eric Granado, Leandro Mercado

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