Getting up to speed with the changes in the paddock as Round 1 flags off at the Johor Circuit on April 1 and 2, 2017.
1.MUSASHi Boon Siew Honda Racing
The Malaysian outfit will be going for its 6th consecutive SuperSports 600cc Team Title this season. Yuki Takahashi has exited the team as he will be more focused on the MFJ All Japan Road Race Championship this year. Defending champion Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi will be the senior rider of the team, and will partner with 2014 Asia Dream Cup runner-up Teppei Nagoe.
2. Manual Tech Kawasaki Racing
The Manual Tech Kawasaki Racing will put Indonesian rider Ahmad Yudhistira with Malaysian rider Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman.
3. Yamaha Racing Team
The Yamaha Racing Team’s 2017 line-up will comprise of Japanese rider Yuki Ito and Thai newcomer Keminth Kubo.
4. RAMA Honda Racing by NTS T.Pro Ten10
Team NTS T.Pro racing undergoes a rebranding. The RAMA Honda Racing by NTS T.Pro Ten10 team will feature Japanese riders TaigaHada, Sena Yamada and India’s Sarath Kumar.
5. AP Honda Racing Thailand
Ratthapong Wilairot will continue his SuperSports 600cc campaign in team AP Honda Racing Thailand livery. Ratthapong will be joined by seasoned Japanese campaigner Tatsuya Yamaguchi. Former MotoGP and WSBK rider Makoto Tamada had been appointed as head coach for the AP Honda team. He will be assisted by former Moto2 rider Ratthapark Wilairot.
6. Yamaha Thailand Racing
Yamaha Thailand Racing has confirmed that both Decha Kraisart (2007 and 2010 SuperSports 600cc Champion) and Chalermpol Polamai (2009 SuperSports 600cc Champion) will be racing full season in the SuperSports 600cc category. This is one of the most senior rider combinations in the 2017 grid.