BUIS BREAKS THROUGH
In just his second year in the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship, Jeffrey Buis (Kawasaki) raced to the title after a breakthrough season that saw him climb from fourteenth at the end of 2019 all the way to the top of the tree just twelve months later.
Following a disappointing start to the 2020 championship in Spain, the results began to come and it became a season of firsts for the Dutch teenager with his first podium finish followed by his first win and – ultimately – his first world title!
Putting his Jerez result at the start of August firmly behind him, one week later at Portugal’s Portimão Circuit he backed up a sensational second in the first race with fourth in the second leg. The focus then shifted back to Spain and the MotorLand Aragón track for back-to-back rounds and it was here that he established his credentials as a potential champion with a double victory followed a week later by a two-one scorecard.
Another solid pair of scores followed as the series switched to Barcelona where he went five-three before a commanding one-two performance at the penultimate round at Magny-Cours in France at the start of October allowed him to clinch the championship two weeks later with sixth in the opening race of the season showdown at Estoril in Portugal.
FIM Supersport 300 World Champion – 2020