In 2012, Fabio Massei defends the colors of the Ten Kate Junior Team in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. The youngster from Rome is very well-known in the European Superstock paddock as he has nearly twenty races under his Superstock belt. Massei will be joined by Superstock 600 European Championship riders Michael van der Mark and Bastien Chesaux in the Dutch team.
In 2011 Massei rode successfully in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. He finished ninth in this heavy class. In previous years, Massei achieved very good results in different championships also. He won, for example, in 2010 the Italian CIV Superstock 600 title and scored a second place as wildcard entry during the Italian round of the Superstock 600 European Championship at Imola.
Fabio Massei (STK1000): “First of all, I’m very happy to be a Ten Kate Junior Team rider in 2012. I can't wait to try the bike during the first test in just a couple of weeks. This is my second year in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. I now know all the circuits on the calendar, which is a big advantage. Therefor I expect to be able to fight for the title. Of course it is always heavy in Superstock 1000 FIM Cup but I'm sure it should be possible with help of my professional Ten Kate Junior Team members.
Ferry Schoenmakers (team owner): “With Michael van der Mark, Bastien Chesaux and Fabio Massei we have three riders who can drive along the top. That is of course special and makes me very proud. Hopefully, this guarantees also a successful year. Before the opening race at Imola, we will schedule some tests. Where and when will be announced later. I’m looking really forward to the new season.”