Cape Town – Big Bay schoolboy Jared Schultz started racing two years ago on a Honda CBR150; since then his motorcycling career has accelerated and seen him contesting the National SuperJunior series on a KTM 390 in 2016, as well as wild-carding in races around the world.
Now the 16-year-old has been selected by Team BWG Kawasaki in Italy to compete in the inaugural Supersport 300 World Championship, with nine rounds to be run at circuits all over Europe, each with two races, the results of which will count towards world titles for both riders and manufacturers. This will see Schultz commuting to Spain, Portugal and the UK while completing his matric year at Parklands College.
He has recently returned from riding in the KTM RC Cup World Final at Assen in the Netherlands, having also competed as a wild card in earlier rounds of the international RC Cup at the TT circuit and Donington Park earlier in 2016, where his performance caught the attention of Team BWG manager Marco Lobello.
Lobello has 12 years’ experience of World Superbike racing, including a full season in the Superstock 1000 category in 2016 with rider Marco Sbaiz. Former Team BWG riders include top contenders such as Leandro Mercado and Christopher Bergman.
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