Northern Irishman Paul Jordan has joined Lee Hardy’s RAF Reserves Kawasaki team for the 2020 International road racing season.
The 28-year old will campaign Kawasaki ZX-10RR machinery in the Superbike and Superstock classes at the Isle of Man TT Races and International North West 200 whilst he will also contest the Macau Grand Prix for the third time.
In addition, the Magherafelt rider will also compete for the RAF team in the Supersport races at both the TT and NW200 riding a Yamaha YZF-R6.
The former 125cc British Championship race winner will also contest selected rounds of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship ahead of the road race season.
“I’m over the moon to have signed for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team and although last season had a few ups and downs, there were also plenty of positives and that’s what I’m aiming to build upon,” said Jordan.
“Having parted ways with my previous team at the end of last year, I was a bit apprehensive about the season ahead but when Lee put the offer on the table, it was an easy decision to make.
“I like what the team has done in BSB with Jake Dixon and Ryan Vickers and the ethos of the team in nurturing young riders appealed to me greatly.
“They both progressed greatly after joining the team which is obviously what I’m hoping will apply to me as well and although I need to believe in myself a little bit more, with the team’s support and the bikes they’ll be supplying me, I’m confident that will be the case.
Tthe standard of the team is second to none. Last year’s NW200 and TT went well in their own right but I was also a bit frustrated as I didn’t feel like I did myself justice, particularly at the TT, so I know there’s plenty more to come and with the Kawasaki and Yamaha at my disposal, I’ll be aiming high in 2020.”