Loris to ride with TPR OUTDO Pedercini Racing in 2021 and 2022
Loris Cresson has reached an agreement that will see him aboard a new-spec Kawasaki ZX10RR in the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship. He will compete for the TPR OUTDO Pedercini Racing team.
The Belgian rider made his debut with the squad at the Estoril at the end of the 2020 season before joining them in post-season tests at the same venue, Jerez and MotorLand Aragon which provided a great opportunity for the #84 rider to further adapt to the Superbike category after several successful seasons in World Supersport.
Loris is optimistic ahead of his first full season of World Superbike racing and is thrilled to be joining one of the most respected teams on the grid. The off-track preparation is already going well, the twenty-two-year-old determined to be in the best physical shape when the lights go out for Round One at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands in April.
“I am happy to join Pedercini Kawasaki for the next two years. In such a hard category, so having a two-year deal takes away some pressure. I don’t have to worry if it takes me a little time to adapt. I have a lot to learn and I know that with this team I will be able to develop fast as a rider. The team is really professional and has been in the paddock for many years. I heard only good things before riding with them in Estoril and they are really a good bunch of people with a lot of experience. I can build a good Superbike base with this team with the best bike on the grid – the Kawasaki ZX10RR. You only have to look at Jonathan Rea to see how good the bike is, and even before that with Tom (Sykes). I have a lot to learn as it’s so different racing in WorldSBK compared to WorldSSP but already in testing with the team we made really good progress, even with the older model of bike. I am eager to try the new bike and to work with the guys again in the new season. I am working so hard in the gym and also off-road to be in the best condition for the opening round. I want to thank everyone who is around me and who is making it happening for me, even when things didn’t go to plan you all stood by my and I will never forget this. I wish everyone a nice time at Christmas, stay safe and let’s have a great 2021!”