Burrows Engineering/RK Racing have signed promising southern Irish road racer Mike Browne for the 2020 season/
The Cork man finished fourth in the Irish Supersport Championship in 2019, ending the year on a winning note with victory at the East Coast Festival at Killalane.
Browne also showed his potential with an excellent ride to 18th place in the second Supersport race at the 2019 Isle of Man TT after finishing 20th in the first race.
“I’m delighted to be joining Burrows Engineering/RK Racing and John runs a great team, so I’m in good hands,” said Browne.
“Having the bikes prepared for me will make a huge difference because I was spending a couple of nights a week in the shed doing my own spannering last season, which wasn’t really ideal. I’ll be able to just get on with job of riding the bikes, so it takes a bit of the pressure off.
“As the season went on last year, I was getting closer to the lads running at the front and I was growing in confidence. This year, once I get settled in with the team and get used to the bikes, I don’t see why I couldn’t be there or thereabouts at the Irish nationals.
“It will take a bit of time to get used to the 1000cc Suzuki at the start of the season but hopefully we’ll get up to speed quickly and maybe by the middle of the year I won’t be too far away.
“I’m ready to put in a lot of effort this year and try and make the most of this opportunity. I’m going to push and see how we get on, but definitely in the Supersport class I’d like to think we’ll be challenging at least for the national championship title.
“The TT is the main target for us and I just hope this year that we get some good weather because both times I’ve been there, it has rained. Between the Manx Grand Prix in 2018 and the TT last year, I’ve only done 15 laps of the course, so I need to get more laps under my belt and build up my experience.”