Van Sikkelerus Joins Soomer At Racedays For 2019 WorldSSP Campaign
Dutchman Jaimie Van Sikkelerus will join 2017 FIM Europe Supersport Cup winner Hannes Sommer from Estonia in the Racedays Honda squad to compete in the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship.
Twenty year old Soomer enjoyed a successful first full World Supersport campaign in 2018, showing great pace in the latter half of the season to take a brace of top ten finishes.
Van Sikkelerus had a difficult World Supersport season in 2018 suffering from various injuries, but the twenty-one year old from Akersloot showed flashes of his true talent, riding through the difficulties to finish in point scoring positions.
‘I am very happy to continue for another year with Racedays. Together we have the potential to make good results and if we continue improving from where we left off in Qatar I have no doubt we will. Me and the whole team are as motivated as ever and already working hard for the new season!’
Jaimie Van Sikkelerus:
‘I am very proud to be part of the team Racedays and look forward with a lot of motivation to starting the new season in Australia! We made the choice to join Racedays because of the quality of the team and materials and the good people inside the team, who are not brand new for me because of my European Junior Cup season in 2015. It’s nice to have Hannes as my team mate for next year, as he is also an ex-EJC rider and I think that we can get good results and have some nice battles. My big thanks to my sponsors that make this come true and my new team for their trust.’
Gerry Bryce – Team Principal:
‘We’re very pleased to be able to continue racing with Hannes and to welcome Jaimie to the team. We believe both riders have a great future ahead of them. We are all excited for the opening round in Australia in February’