Locatelli Crowned 2020 WorldSSP Champion
September 20, 2020 Off

Locatelli Crowned 2020 WorldSSP Champion

By MRWadmin

With two rounds left to spare, Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team’s Andrea Locatelli is crowned the 2020 FIM Supersport World Champion, after flying to his 10th victory of the season in a superb second race in Barcelona.

After the disappointment of race one on Saturday, where Locatelli was caught out by the timing of the red flag and finished fourth, the Italian was keen to make amends in Race 2. After dropping back to fourth from pole position on the start, the 23-year-old battled hard amongst the leading group throughout the first half of the race. 

Locatelli then made his move forwards, retaking the lead on lap 10 and pulling clear to take victory and the championship. This marks the Evan Bros Yamaha team’s second consecutive riders’ title and the fourth in a row for the Yamaha R6, while Locatelli also becomes the first WorldSSP rider to win 10 races in a season.

It was a really good day today. We had a great victory and it’s amazing to be crowned the world champion. I was a little bit tired today after yesterday’s crazy race, but now we can relax a bit. I am thankful to everyone at Evan Bros Yamaha, they prepared an incredible bike all year. It’s also great to write my name in the record books with the 10th win of the season and I’m very proud of the job we did.

Andrea Locatelli: World Champion