Brandon Paasch will be the second rider for the Dynavolt-Triumph team in the 2021 British Supersport season. The team is now made up of a competitive pairing with the aim of returning to the forefront and gain some experience in view of what will happen in 2022. A young rider was needed to work alongside Kyle Smith in the project linked to the brand new 765, and now his name has finally been revealed. With the right characteristics to best amalgamate Simon Buckmaster's line up, the 19-year-old American will race again in the UK domestic championship with the aim of moving up onto the world scene.
New British adventure
From his past in the MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup (won in 2016), the KTM RC World Cup, in CEV Moto3, Moto3 and British Superstock 600, the 19-year-old from Freehold, New Jersey will be gearing up for his second full-time experience in the UK. In addition to being the first American able to qualify for the Junior World Championship races in the Aragon wild card in 2017, Paasch had the merit and the honour of raising the star-spangled banner in the British MotoStar (Moto3) Championship for the first time in history by virtue of seven victories and 14 podiums on the scoresheet.
Having marked a chapter in the history of modern motorcycling and with the 2019 title in his pocket, in 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, he returned to MotoAmerica SuperSport 600. First riding a Yamaha YZF-R6 and then moving on during the season to a Kawasaki 636cc, the 19-year-old confirmed his potential behind the incatchable Richie Escalante and Sean Dylan Kelly. Pending the new technical regulations, under the Dynavolt-Triumph banner, next season he will have the opportunity to further show his potential on the 765 in British Supersport.
Brandon Paasch will thus join veteran Kyle Smith, who will be responsible for the challenging development of the bike. A decidedly harmonious combination and in line with Simon Buckmaster's initial expectations. Buckmaster, at the helm of the glorious PTR Team, which left the World Championship after a long and successful run and after an agreement with Randy Krummenacher had vanished, wanted to focus on a rider who fitted in perfectly with the demands of the British championship. On paper, he is aiming immediately for the title, while at the same time Paasch has already guaranteed himself a free passage for the 2022 World Championship (barring sensational surprises ..). As if that were not enough, he will be able to fulfil the dream of emulating the exploits of his idol Gary Nixon aboard the Triumph.