Maxxis sign 'GBmoto Racing' for BSB Championship
ERJ staff report (TP)
Suffolk, UK − Maxxis announced another step in their “motorsport journey” as they signed a deal with Kawasaki Motors UK to become an official racing partner for 2014 onwards in the British Superbike Championship.
The deal supports the “ambitious” GBmoto team, with an all-star line up for 2014, comprising BSB favourites James Ellison and Maxxis brand ambassador Chris Walker; who have 30 series victories between them.
The experienced GBmoto squad are “massively enthusiastic” for their switch to the high-powered Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R machine, which won the 2012 British Superbike Championship and 2013 World Superbike series.
GBmoto Racing Team Principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen said: “This really is a ‘game changer’ for us as a team, as our first real experience of manufacturer support and also to secure riders who have won BSB races.
“We see the link with Kawasaki as fantastic on a number of levels, which really excites me to be honest. Technically, the bikes are second to none, our technicians deserve to work with a machine such as the ZX-10R and I believe this will produce a huge jump forward in terms of results.”
Maxxis International (UK) Managing Director Derek McMartin said: “We have a really exciting racing programme lined up for 2014 and we’re delighted to welcome the professional GBmoto Racing Kawasaki team into the Maxxis family.
“We’ve monitored their impressive progress in the BSB paddock both in terms of results combined with their off-track presence and dedication.
“For them to have signed up two riders of the calibre of James and Chris really shows their ambition and they clearly intend to attack the BSB series next season.”
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Press release from Maxxis