Piotr Biesiekirski made his debut onboard Euvic Althea Racing’s Ducati V2 955 in the final round of the Spanish Championship in Barcelona, taking eighth position in his first preparation for his next year’s rookie World Supersport Championship campaign.
The only Pole on the grid competed in the Superstock 1000 class in the first six rounds of the Spanish Championship, taking five wins and claiming third overall with a round to spare.
The 2023 season finale saw the 22-year-old switching to the Supersport class and making his debut onboard Euvic Althea Racing’s Ducati V2 955, a bike he’ll race in the 2024 World Supersport Championship with his new Italian team.
While focusing on learning his new machine, the young Pole took a solid sixth position in the qualifying in a 40-strong field, but was forced to retire from race one with a small brake issue.
Sunday saw the Polish ace make up five places in the run down to the first corner and battle with the leading group before eventually finishing his second ever Supersport race in eighth, just ahead of new Spanish Champion, Andy Verdoia.
Following a strong campaign in the European Moto2 Championship, Biesiekirski will make his World Supersport Championship debut in February at Phillip Island in Australia.
“I didn’t quite know what to expect during my first weekend in the Supersport class, as I had to learn a new bike and tyres while battling 39 other riders, including plenty World Championship regulars – says Piotr Biesiekirski. – Despite the changeable weather on Friday I quickly found my way with my new Ducati and felt really good in both races. I was hoping for more result-wise, but we went with a tyre choice that helped us learn the most towards next year rather that focus on positions, and it was a good decision. I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with my team ahead of my World Championship debut in February”.