WSB: Jayson Uribe signs with Pedercini Kawasaki for remainder of 2021
Jayson Uribe has joined the OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki team for the remainder of the 2021 World Superbike season.
The American joins Belgian rider Loris Cresson at the team following the departure of Samuele Cavalieri prior to the British round at Donington Park. British Superstock rider Luke Mossey replaced Cavalieri at Donington.
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Uribe has a vast range of experience across multiple disciplines. Before entering the MotoAmerica Superbike class in 2018, Uribe raced in the British Motostar 125 and British Moto3 championships, finishing third overall in the Moto3 class with six podiums in 2014. Uribe moved on to the French Superstock 600 series in 2015, becoming the first American race winner at Ledenon.
In 2016 and 2017 Uribe competed in the CEV European Moto2 Championship, finishing 11th in both campaigns with a best race result of seventh. In the 2021 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, Uribe is 13th overall after the opening 10 races, securing a best result of eighth on five occasions.
“I’m super excited to be given the opportunity to ride with OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini at Most, Uribe said. "I think it will be a lot of fun to be able to work with such a great and well-established team. I am also excited to reconnect with a few people who are already in the team that I know (the Gimbert family) from 2015, when I raced in the French Superbike series in Superstock.
"It will be good to get back on a Kawasaki. I don’t have so much experience on the green machine and it is a new track so for sure there will be a big learning curve, especially with the Pirelli tyres which I also don’t know but I am ready for the challenge. Everybody so far has been very supportive and to be finally in the World Superbike paddock, which is somewhere that I have wanted to be for a long time is great. I am doing everything I can to be ready, both physically and mentally and I can’t thank Lucio and OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini for the opportunity.”
Uribe's arrival means that American fans now have two riders to support in WSB. Garrett Gerloff has represented the country since the beginning of 2020, taking five podiums so far for the GRT Yamaha team. Gerloff signed a new one-year extension with Yamaha earlier this month.
The WSB paddock visits Autodrom Most, Czech Republic, for round six of the 2021 season next weekend (August 6-8). This will be followed by a visit to Navarro in northern Spain on August 20-22.
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