Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Bimota Alstare Junior team is set to make its debut in the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton in two weeks’ time in the first of three wildcard appearances for 2014 with Frenchman Christophe Ponsson.
The Belgian outfit, which is the sister outfit of the Bimota Alstare Superbike team running Christian Iddon and Ayrton Badovini in the World Superbike championship, is also participating in the Spanish CEV championship this season as they work to re-establish Bimota’s name on the racing scene with the new BMW-powered BB3.
Ponsson made his racing debut in 2011 in the European Superstock 600 Championship, scoring a best result of tenth, and then has continued to progress through the ranks, competing in the European 1000cc class last season.
“The Bimota Alstare Junior Team are very happy to race with wildcard appearances in the British Superbike Championship and we want to thank all the organisations who have made this possible with their cooperation and efficiency” said Alstare Junior Bimota Team Manager, Benjamin Batta. “Although the British circuits are unfamiliar for Christophe he is very excited and happy to take on this new challenge.”
"I'm delighted to welcome the Bimota Alstare Junior team to the championship together with Christophe” added BSB series director, Stuart Higgs. Both Bimota and Alstare have huge pedigree in the history of Superbike racing and its fantastic news for BSB to have them represented and add the seventh manufacturer to the Championship."