Professional northerner James Westmoreland will make his return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in 2017 after signing for Gearlink Kawasaki.
Westmoreland finished runner-up in last year’s Dickies British Supersport Championship battle, claims two victories and a further nine podium finishes. The Hull-based contender has previously been a podium finisher in the Superbike class; scoring his first top three finish at Thruxton in 2015.
“I’m really pleased to join Gearlink Kawasaki for this season and to be back in the Superbike Championship after a really good season in the Supersport class. I’ve known Michael and Norma for many years and I’m happy to be joining their team and the Superbike project - I really appreciate the opportunity,” said Westmoreland.
“I’m looking forward to riding the latest Kawasaki ZX-10R and getting testing underway now. I have some fond memories already of the ZX-10R from my podium in 2015 and I am very motivated to repeat that.
“The Superbike class looks to be one of the most competitive in years and I’m really pleased to be part of it. I really want to show what I am capable of and I know that the Gearlink Kawasaki team will support me all the way.”