Ten Kate Racing confirm return to WorldSBK in 2019

Kervin Bos (left) and Ronald Ten Kate will be back in 2019 but not in those jackets
Kervin Bos (left) and Ronald Ten Kate will be back in 2019 but not in those jackets Picture: GeeBee Images

Ten Kate Racing have today confirmed they will be back in the WorldSBK Championship this season but haven’t yet released details of riders or manufacturer.

Ten Kate have been a huge part of the growth of the WorldSBK championship, being a staple in the championship’s structure. One WorldSBK title and nine WorldSSP titles make them one of the most decorated teams in the paddock, with 42 WorldSBK wins amassed.

The Dutch outfit have been continuously working to put a team together and can announce that they will unveil their project at the Motul-backed Assen Round.

It would appear the team have the option of Suzuki or Yamaha machinery and the list of riders will be a decent length, but the smart money goes on Lorenzo Savadori and Loris Baz, who both lost rides at the end of 2018, being near the top.

A statement from the team reads:

After a lengthy and successful partnership with Honda, yielding ten world titles, came to an abrupt and unexpected end, the team poured all its resources and energy into rebuilding the World Superbike Championship program and mount a comeback in the championship it calls home.

And with final details being finalized Ten Kate Racing is now in a position to officially confirm a return to the championship within a few rounds.

Confirmation of the identity of the manufacturer and rider as well as which World Superbike Championship round will see the Dutch team return will be announced personally by the Ten Kate management during the press-conference on April 2nd at the TT Circuit Assen prior the Dutch championship-round at the historic venue.

Ten Kate Racing wishes to thank all of its partners, friends, colleagues and of course its fans that have supported the team over the last few months and is eager return to the paddock at full strength.

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