Luke Power to contest FIM Supersport World Championship with Motozoo ME AIR Racing
After an impressive debut year on the world stage contesting the World Supersport Challenge, which saw the Australian rider compete in all European rounds of the FIM Supersport World Championship, Luke Power has secured his spot in WorldSSP in 2024.
Power will stay with the Motozoo ME AIR Racing team as he contests the full championship, signing a two-year deal with the team that will see them switch from Kawasaki machinery to the MV Augusta where they will further receive full technical support from the Italian factory.
His maiden season in World Supersport saw a strong progression up the ranks, and while he was the youngest rider on the grid in 2023, he made sure to solidify his spot as a World Supersport contender. The teenager scored his first world championship point at the iconic Imola circuit, and further took a maiden WorldSSP Challenge win at Magny-Cours in France.
Power said receiving full technical support from the Italian factory played a pivotal role in resigning with the Motozoo team, and that he is looking forward to next years season.
“I am excited and happy to announce that I will remain with the Motozoo ME AIR Racing team for the next two season. After a challenging but positive first year in the world championship the decision to continue with the team was easy. They are like family, and we worked really well together this year and I look forward to continuing to push myself with these guys. I am also really excited to ride an MV Agusta, a brand that has so much history in our sport and a bike that has been competitive in World Supersport this season. I want to thank my sponsors, the team, my family, and my manager for making it possible to continue in the World Superbike paddock, where everyone is so professional, and the level is so high. It is the best decision for my career, and I am really motivated and ready for this new adventure.”
Fabio Uccelli | Motozoo Me Air Racing Team Manager: “Luke has commited to racing with us for the next two years, which demonstrates his belief in our potential and our new project. It’s rare to see such long-lasting collaborations between riders and teams, so three years with us is a remarkable display of trust and esteem. We recognized Luke’s tremendous potential, and this year he showcased his speed, talent, and determination to improve with every kilometre. Together, we made progress from race to race, overcoming some unfortunate moments. Ultimately, Luke reached a level where he regularly ranked in the Top-20. He achieved significant milestones, entering the Top-15, earning his first points in the middle of the season, as well as securing a victory in the World Supersport Challenge in France. These achievements highlight his immense potential as a rider. In the upcoming year, we will provide Luke with a new bike that will suit his characteristics exceptionally well. I anticipate a fantastic season ahead for him!”
Luke Power first made inroads on the international stage in 2022, where he raced in the MotoAmerica Supersport Championship taking two podiums and a best result of second place, further finishing fifth overall that year.
These results further granted him the opportunity of a lifetime to compete on the world stage in 2023, in the World Supersport Challenge.