Indy Offer Joins Scuderia Maranga For Full Season In WorldSSP300 In 2020
It’s official, sixteen-year-old Indy Offer will compete in the 2020 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship for Scuderia Maranga Kawasaki, the news was announced at EICMA in Italy on Saturday afternoon.
Indy made his WorldSSP300 debut at Magny-Cours this year with the team, after a positive test at Magione (becoming the youngest British rider to ever compete in the series) and was quickly able to conclude negotiations to remain with the Italian squad following the event.
For those unfamiliar with the name, he contested the 2019 British Junior Supersport Championship, achieving a best result of sixth at Thruxton, after overcoming multiple technical problems that prevented him from showing his front running pace more regularly.
The 2020 announcement was made on the WorldSBK Paddock Show stage in front of hundreds of enthusiastic fans. Indy was joined on stage by Team Manager Alberto Marangoni and one of his new team mates Jarno Ioverno. An extensive pre-season testing schedule will be announced shortly, with Indy raring to go.
“Firstly I’m so happy to be able to race full time with Scuderia Maranga. From the very first test we had a good feeling together. They are a very professional team; they believe in me and have everything in place for me to learn in my first full season of World Championship racing. I met Jarno for the first time at EICMA on Saturday and we got on really well. I know Borja from when I made the wildcard in France so I think we will have a really good feeling inside the team. This year in BSB was tough because we had so many problems with the bike but when everything worked, we were fighting for the podium, so I am confident of some good results. I have only ridden Donington and Magny-Cours so there’s a lot to learn but the team are putting together a really good testing programme and I’ll have a bike to make my own private tests too. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen. I will give it 100%”
Over the next two weeks Indy will be announcing his 2020 partners, and also the number that he will use when on track next season.