Team GOELEVEN announced that Gino Rea will join their team for the 2017 season in the FIM Supersport World Championship. The 2009 European Superstock 600 Champion has a wealth of accolades and experience, that the Kawasaki team are counting on to drive their success in the Championship next year. With 20 podiums and 3 wins from STK600, WorldSSP and the Moto2™ World Championship, the future looks bright for the pairing of Rea with GOELEVEN.
“I am extremely excited to join Team GOELEVEN Kawasaki for 2017!” exclaimed Rea. “I followed their progress this year and I think we can achieve great things together. My 2016 season is over and although it was a bit unlucky, I still achieved three podiums and two front row starts. I want to continue like this in 2017 and finish much higher in the Championship. I am very happy to ride a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, it’s a good motorcycle and I am sure that Team GOELEVEN will provide me with a competitive World Supersport. I know I can fight for the win and I want to be able to fight for the world title. I would like to thank Gianni Ramello, Luciana Fornaseri and Denis Sacchetti for believing in me and giving me this exciting opportunity. Also big thanks to my sponsors Jap4Performance and Passerini Performance for their support. I can’t wait to start!”
Team Manager of the GOELEVEN squad, Denis Sacchetti added, “I'm happy to work with a professional rider like Gino. GOELEVEN has grown a lot these last few years and Gino will add a lot of value to our team. We will begin immediately to work together to achieve maximum performance from everyone.”
Giovanni Ramello (Team Owner): "I am thrilled that Gino has chosen our team to aim at strong results, both for us and for him. It will be an important season and for us it was crucial to secure a top rider of his calibre."