2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List

The FIM announced the provisional entry lists for the WorldSSP300 class for 2018. Yamaha YZF R3s dominate the field once again, with 15 of the 34 entries riding the R3, while 12 riders have chosen Kawasaki's Ninja 400. There 6 entries on a KTM RC 390, and 3 Honda CBR500Rs. The Netherlands has a very strong contingent of riders in the class, with 8 Dutch riders on the grid, followed by 6 Spaniards, and 3 riders each from Italy, France, Germany, South Africa, and Indonesia. There will also be two women on the grid, Maria Herrera joining Ana Carrasco in WorldSSP300.

The entry list is shown below:

  No Rider Nat. Bike Team
1 33 Daniel Valle ESP Yamaha YZF-R3 Yamaha MS Racing
2 69 María Herrera ESP Yamaha YZF-R3 Yamaha MS Racing
3 6 Robert Schotman NED Kawasaki Ninja 400 Motoport Kawasaki
4 95 Scott Deroue NED Kawasaki Ninja 400 Motoport Kawasaki
5 46 Dino Iozzo RSA Honda CBR500R Racedays
6 28 Dennis Koopman NED Yamaha YZF-R3 GRT Yamaha WorldSSP300 Team
7 54 Filippo Fuligni ITA Yamaha YZF-R3 GRT Yamaha WorldSSP300 Team
8 55 Notis Papapavlou GRE Yamaha YZF-R3 bLU cRU YAMAHA MOTOXRACING
9 99 Galang Hendra Pratama INA Yamaha YZF-R3 bLU cRU YAMAHA MOTOXRACING
10 2 Ana Carrasco ESP Kawasaki Ninja 400 DS Junior Team
11 20 Dorren Loureiro RSA Kawasaki Ninja 400 DS Junior Team
12 21 Borja Sanchez ESP Kawasaki Ninja 400 ETG Racing
13 78 Joseph Foray FRA Kawasaki Ninja 400 ETG Racing
14 14 Enzo De La Vega FRA Kawasaki Ninja 400 GP Project Team
15 22 Mykyta Kalinin UKR Kawasaki Ninja 400 GP Project Team
16 18 Alex Murley GBR Yamaha YZF-R3 Team Toth
17 53 Valentin Grimoux FRA Yamaha YZF-R3 Team Toth
18 96 Imanuel Putra Pratna INA Yamaha YZF-R3 TERRA E MOTO
19 12 Ali Adriansyah Rusmiputro INA Yamaha YZF-R3 PERTAMINA-ALMERIA Racing Team
20 81 Manuel Gonzalez ESP Yamaha YZF-R3 PERTAMINA-ALMERIA Racing Team
21 19 Luca Bernardi RSM Yamaha YZF-R3 Team Trasimeno
22 84 Joep Overbeek NED Yamaha YZF-R3 Team Trasimeno
23 7 Nicola Settimo ITA Honda CBR500R Scuderia Maranga Racing
24 58 Trystan Finocchiaro GBR Honda CBR500R Scuderia Maranga Racing
25 8 Mika Perez ESP Kawasaki Ninja 400 Kawasaki ParkinGO Team
26 27 Filippo Rovelli ITA Kawasaki Ninja 400 Kawasaki ParkinGO Team
27 71 Tom Edwards AUS Kawasaki Ninja 400 Benjan - Kawasaki
28 93 Walid Soppe NED Kawasaki Ninja 400 Benjan - Kawasaki
29 41 Jähnig Jan Ole GER KTM RC 390 R Freudenberg KTM Junior Team
30 43 Luca Grunwald GER KTM RC 390 R Freudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team
31 97 Kappler Maximilian GER KTM RC 390 R Freudenberg KTM WorldSSP Team
32 17 Koen Meuffels NED KTM RC 390 R KTM Fortron Junior Team
33 5 Ryan Vos NED KTM RC 390 R KTM Fortron Racing Team
34 15 Glenn van Straalen NED KTM RC 390 R KTM Fortron Racing Team
35 44 Samuel Aaron Lochoff RSA Yamaha YZF-R3 Samurai-YART Racing
36 79 Tomas Alonso POR Yamaha YZF-R3 Samurai-YART Racing

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I'm a fan of Maria Herrera so this statement is skewed, but I think Dorna and MotoGP as a whole missed a HUGE opportunity. She has struggled now for a few seasons but has also shown some real promise and has been on two teams (the Husqy and her latest team) that either folder the season after or in the most recent case folded 2/3 of the way through. She was the only rider to beat Quarteraro in his dominant CEV championship.

So, should she have kept her ride solely because she's female?? Maybe, maybe not. But I think there is a far larger group of current riders who are keeping there ride strictly because of money!

Over here in the US we go out of our way to showcase (exploit?) female athletes in male dominate sports. Danica Patrick hasn't really done anything but she's a household name. I would argue for people who don't known NASCAR, she's the ONLY one they can name. And NASCAR did everything to promote that. To their benefit!!!

Dorna puts up money all the time for struggling teams or tries to influence teams to sign specific riders, but they didn't do nearly enough or anything to try to exploit this. Real shame.

Total votes: 3

I love SSP300 it's the saving of the WSB package at the moment and provided Moto3 type thrills whilst Mir was steamrolling the proper one.

Hopefully with KTM now on board the second year will be  even better.

Total votes: 5

I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

Total votes: 5

I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

Total votes: 8

article says ninja 400 multiple times, but WorldSBK provisional entry page (update 12/12/17) says "ninja 300", ala last year.   The FIM manual (p.169) doesn't list the 400.

So, which will be in use for 2018 ?

Total votes: 5