The Splitlath Redmond team has announced it has parted company with Florian Marino as the French youngster looks set to return to World Supersport. The 19 year old was eighth in that particular series in 2011 but his debut BSB season has proven tough and he's failed to score a single point so far.
It is believed he will join a Kawasaki-supported team in World Supersport and Splitlath Redmond co-owner John Dimbylow thinks this is the best option for him at this stage of his career.
“We are sad to see Florian go, but we think that this is the best move for him at this time. Florian is much liked by all of the team and we have parted on the best of terms. Personally I will miss the boy very much, he has a terrific personality and his humour entertains me all day long, he'd become like family to me. Florian will return to World Supersport and will be competing in Brno at the next round. He is an unbelievable young talent whom we hope to work again with at some stage in his career.”
Co-owner Derek Redmond echoed those sentiments and remains confident that Marino has a successful career ahead of him.
“I'm very sorry to see Florian go. The guy is a huge talent and we've all enjoyed working with him but I think we all agree this is the best for him right now. We will all miss him and hope our paths cross again soon. We wish him the very best for the rest of the season.”