Buildbase Suzuki have unveiled the colours under which Richard Cooper and Bradley Ray will run in the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike series.
“We announced our rider lineup at Motorcycle Live and it’s good to finally have the 2018 bike revealed and put the finishing pieces of the jigsaw together. The focus now is on testing, which actually starts today for Brad at Mallory Park, before we head to Spain,” said team boss Steve Hicken.
“As a team, we’ve kept some continuity going into the bike’s second year of competition. Brad impressed everyone last year and really showed his potential, and we’re confident he’ll continue to grow as a rider this year. Richard’s back in Superbike after developing the bike in Superstock last year and narrowly missing out on the title. His experience will help us further improve the bike, and we’re confident of fighting for more podiums and having both riders battle for a place in the Showdown.
“Having Billy McConnell in Superstock 1000 also means we should be able to have another go at winning that championship with a bike that is certainly capable. We learned a lot last year, as a team, and we came very close, taking it to the last round. This year, hopefully, we can go one better.”