Sixteen-year-old Indy Offer is in only his second full season of racing but that hasn’t stopped the Italian Scuderia Maranga team inviting him to race for them at next weekend’s Magny-Cours WorldSBK.
Offer is already a top six finisher in the British Junior Supersport series and jumped at the chance to race in WorldSSP300.
He has already tested with the squad a few months ago as part of preparations for a possible full-time switch to WorldSSP300 next year, which would see him become the youngest full time British rider ever to compete within the series.
“It will be a really good weekend for me, not in terms of how I perform but to see how I develop and improve over the weekend with so many fast riders around me,” said Offer.
“How quickly I can learn the track and how fast I can learn Italian. This is all about the experience and understanding how the world championship works.
“I’ve already ridden with the team, who were amazing, at Magione a few months ago, and made me feel so welcome even though back then it was just a test.
To be making my debut in the World Championship with Scuderia Maranga is a dream come true and I can’t thank them enough for asking me to race for them in France.
“They have already boosted my confidence massively and I know that I will get their full support with no pressure which is the main thing.
“They understand that the jump from BSB is a big step, but they have a lot of experience and I am super excited to get started.
“The World Superbike Championship is such a prestigious stage and the World Supersport 300 class has come on so much since it began, it is a real privilege to be a part of it. I want to thank everyone who has worked hard behind the scenes to make this happen.”