Former champion Plater appointed KTM RC390 Cup ambassador

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Former Isle of Man TT winner and British Supersport champion Steve Plater has been appointed series ambassador and co-ordinator for the new-for-2015 KTM RC390 Cup, the MCE British Superbike championship’s new one make series.

Plater, forced to retire after a 2009 crash at the North West 200 left him with shoulder damage, will be tasked with instructing the 13 to 17 year olds eligible for the low cost series.

The Junior Cup version of KTM’s new RC390 adds fully adjustable WP Suspension, upgraded braking and a big reduction in weight with the removal of unnecessary road equipment. The complete package of the series is designed to allow riders to learn all the fundamental skills on and off track and - if they prove themselves in the series - could also open up possibilities for them to advance to competitions like the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and Moto3, both series in which KTM are heavily involved.

With an exact price still to be set, the Austrian manufacturer is hoping to produce a cost of under £10,000 for a complete season, including the bike, tyres, and insurance and entry fees. To express your interest in taking part complete the form at this link.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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