For nine years, the newly named FIM Europe Superstock 600 Championship has attracted riders from all over the world, and in 2014 the trend is set to continue. As in previous years the category to showcase the best up and coming talent is almost over subscribed with riders from all over the globe relishing in the opportunity to compete alongside the stars of Superbike.
There are a few recognisable names on the entry list. Belgian Gauthier Duwelz returns once again, sticking with the MTM team. He is joined for 2014 by German Julian Puffe with both riders favouring Kawasaki machinery. VFT Racing will be looking to build on their end of season success last year and retain Italian Stefano Casalotti. He will be joined by fellow Italian Christopher Gobbi.
Luca Salvadori has been fast in winter testing and lines up aboard a Kawasaki under the Team 10 LAP Racing banner. Dutchman Wayne Tessels will ride the only Suzuki in the field and could spring a surprise or two, as could Finland’s Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing Yamaha), Mathieu Marchal (MOUSS Racing Team) and Australian Adrian Nestorovic (MVR Racing) who all return for another shot at the title.