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SBK, From WorldSSP to BSB: Oncu, Booth-Amos and Vostatek to start at Donington Park

Special guests in Round 3 of British Supersport, where the Turk will ride as a replacement for injured Cameron Dawson, while PTR Triumph riders will complete a wild card

SBK: From WorldSSP to BSB: Oncu, Booth-Amos and Vostatek to start at Donington Park

Everything is ready for the third Round of the BSB, which will be held this weekend at the Donington Park track. If in Superbike all eyes will be on championship leader Glenn Irwin, back from a memorable NW200 and the hat trick sealed in the last round at Oulton Park, there will also be no shortage of reasons for interest in the Supersport class, thanks also to the presence on the grid of three riders from the World Championship category.

In fact, the third Round of British Supersport will see Can Oncu at the start, with the Ninja ZX-6R of the Gearlink Kawasaki team, along with the two riders of the PTR Triumph team, Tom Booth-Amos and Ondrej Vostatek.

Can Oncu in place of the injured Dawson

Looking forward to returning to action in a month's time at the Misano track, which will host the fourth Round of the World series on the weekend of June 14-16, the Puccetti Racing team's Turkish rider has struck a deal with the team managed by Ben Wilson to replace in the East Midlands round Cameron Dawson, who injured a wrist in Round 1 at Navarra. It will be a first for Oncu in the British championship, where he will flank starter Brad Perie with the aim of preparing himself as well as possible for the resumption of hostilities and the World Championship round to be held in mid-July at the same track.

"I am very happy to be riding for Gearlink Kawasaki at Donington Park. This is a new experience for me and I am very much looking forward to it," Can said, "I am hoping we can pull a good result this weekend, and have a good time. I think it will be agreat opportunity for myself and the team, and I wish Cameron a speedy recovery."

Also enthusiastic is team manager Ben Wilson, who is eager to see the 20-year-old Turk in action. "I'm very happy to have Can on our bike for Donington Park and it will be great to see him on the Gearlink Kawasaki" he said, "Can is a world-class rider and I am sure he will put our bike at the front. Can coming to race in the British Championship for this one-off round is an exciting prospect. It's great for both the series and for the fans alike! We wish Cameron a speedy recovery ahead of Knockhill."

PTR Triumph prepares for Round at Donington of the SSP World Championship.

In addition to the Turkish rider, the PTR Triumph team will also be involved in the Donington Park round to contest a wild card with its two starters, Tom Booth-Amos and Ondrej Vostatek. While for the Czech rider this will be his first appearance in the overseas championship, the Cheswardine native is a familiar face within the BSB paddock, where he competed last year in Supersport under the Gearlink Kawasaki team banner, finishing the season as vice-champion.

"Back to BSB this week at Donington Park and I’m looking forward to getting out on the PTR Triumph and getting some important information ahead of the WorldSSP race in a few weeks," commented Booth-Amos, who in 2023 took one of his six season wins at the very circuit located in Castle Donington.

There is a lot of eagerness to get on the track on the other side of the pit box as well, where Vostatek is looking forward to getting back on his Triumph."This will be my first time in the British Superbike paddock. I don’t really know what to expect, but we are going to try some new things on the bike" he noted, "I have been working really hard to improve my physical ability and I think I am moving forward. I am really excited about this weekend; I want to focus on the track and the setting of the bike."

The event at Donington Park will indeed be a great opportunity for the British team to gather information and data ahead of Round 5 of the SSP World Championship, as Team Manager Simon Buckmaster pointed out, "We are really looking forward to our wild card entry to the British Supersport Championship at Donington Park this weekend. It’s a great series and it will be a fantastic opportunity for us to do some proper race testing for when we go back there for the world round. Tom and Ondrej are really looking forward to it. I’d like to thank Stuart Higgs for giving us the chance to come and be part of the series and we hope to see a lot of fans there."

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