In the heart-pounding 2023 WorldSSP300 season, Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki), clinched the coveted WorldSSP300 title in Race 2 of the Pirelli Portuguese Round. This achievement marks his 2nd WorldSSP300 Championship crown, making him the first and handiest rider to steady two titles in this fiercely aggressive series. Buis first made waves in 2020 when he claimed his inaugural title, announcing his arrival as a drive to be reckoned with in the WorldSSP300 series.
Buis’s incredible coast in the 2023 season showcased his determination. His standout moments included a victory at Barcelona marking a pivotal 2nd in his 2023 campaign, a double win in Magny-Cours when he took the Championship standings lead, and a victory at MotorLand Aragon allowing him to launch his advantage to 30 points ahead of the season finale at Portimao. With a total of seven podium finishes, including 4 thrilling victories to his name, Buis’s statistics for the season underscore his dominance in the series. Additionally, he became the first rider to amass an incredible 11 WorldSSP300 victories, cementing his legacy as one in all the series’ finest performers. On the other hand, the season also saw him facing formidable competitors from his primary title rivals, including Jose Luis Perez Gonzalez (Accolade Smrz Racing BGR), Mirko Gennai (Team BrCorse), Dirk Geiger (Freudenberg KTM – Paligo Racing), Matteo Vannucci (AG Motorsport Italia Yamaha), and Petr Svoboda (Fusport – RT Motorsport by SKM – Kawasaki).
In 2024, Jeffrey Buis will continue his coast in WorldSSP300 switching manufacturer as he’ll lag to the Freudenberg KTM-PALIGO Racing team.
Jeffrey Buis biography
Jeffrey Buis began his bike racing coast in 2018, debuting in the Yamaha R3 Cup and securing victory in his very first race. His early success continued with a 2nd-place finish at the Oschersleben track during the same season. In December 2018, Buis joined the MTM Kawasaki team to compete in the 2019 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship. Despite being a newcomer to World Championship racing, Buis made steady growth in his debut season, achieving his finest result with an eighth-place finish at Magny-Cours.
He continued to compete in WorldSSP300 in 2020, remaining with the MTM Kawasaki team. The 2020 season concluded with Buis clinching his first World Championship. He remained with the MTM Kawasaki team in 2021 to defend his title ultimately finishing third in the standings. In 2022, he moved as a lot as the WorldSSP class with the MTM Kawasaki team but returned to WorldSSP300 for the 2023 season. His comeback was successful, with the Dutch rider claiming his 2nd title in the series.
2023 WorldSSP300 Champion | Jeffrey Buis | MTM Kawasaki
“After Aragon, the gap was so grand, and I started to think about the title. In this race, I apt crucial to finish in the highest 13, and that’s what I did. I didn’t want to threat anything, especially while you’re in a group; anything can happen. I was afraid that another rider may make me crash, so that’s why I took a minute space from the group and apt finished the race. MTM Kawasaki is love a family to me. I’ve been right here since 2019, and to have received two World Championships with them is incredible. I want to especially thank Ludo for that! In 2024, I am going to face a unique challenge, and I’m very happy for this unique chance. Nonetheless first, let’s celebrate this title!”
World Championship Career:
2019 – 2021: FIM World Supersport 300 Championship
2020: WorldSSP300 Champion
2022: FIM World Supersport Championship
2023: FIM World Supersport 300 Championship
2023: WorldSSP300 Champion
Place of birth: Meppel, Netherlands
Age: 21 years venerable
Team: MTM Kawasaki
Bike: KAWASAKI NINJA 400
First spherical: Aragon 2019
Race starts: 55
Podium places: 20
Pole positions: 2
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