Reid Battye secures World Supersport 300 Ride
Hot on the heels of the news that ASBK R3 Cup Champion Tom Edwards has secured a full-time berth in the 2018 World Supersport 300 Championship, this year’s Hi-Tec Batteries Supersport 300 ‘Up To’ Champion, Reid Battye has also confirmed that he will line-up to contest the full WorldSSP300 Championship in 2018 with the BWG Kawasaki Italy Racing Team.
The talented 16-year-old will be competing on the brand-new Kawasaki Ninja 400.
Hailing from Bermagui, NSW, Battye will begin his WorldSSP300 2018 campaign with Round 1 in Aragon, Spain April 13-15.
“To secure the ride with Kawasaki Italy BWG team in 2018, I am really happy and extremely grateful to be provided the opportunity. It’s will be an awesome experience for me to live in Italy. It will also be surreal to train and ride with famous World Superbike riders. I can’t wait to get everything under way, and I really cannot thank the team enough for taking me onboard.”
Despite encountering technical difficulties and finishing 25th on his debut appearance, Battye impressed the team upon reviewing the data, which led them to offer the youngster a seat for the 2018 World Championship.