Ashton Yates, son of multi-time AMA Champion Aaron Yates, has been confirmed on the 2017 rostrum for the newly devised Supersport 300 class. Yates will be racing alongside Alex Murley on the Team Toth Yamaha YZF-R3. Yates finished third in last year’s MotoAmerica KTM RC390 Cup taking wins at Road America, Utah Motorsports, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Yates will continue running his familiar racing number 120 in tribute to his father’s racing number of 20. Good luck Ashton!
From WSBK: Hotly anticipated for 2017, the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship Provisional Permanent Entry list has been released with 35 riders taking to the track in the new category.
The new feeder series will welcome 24 teams in what is set to be a thrilling and adrenaline fuelled battle to become the first WorldSSP300 champion. With a host of young riders keen to get out on track and prove their skills as well as build their experience racing in a World series, it is not one to miss out on.
14 nationalities will line up on the grid with many making their racing series debut, whilst some more experienced riders will hope to impress from the first round.