Kent signs for Buildbase Suzuki in BSB 2021

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Former Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent has signed to ride for the Buildbase Suzuki squad in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike series.

Kent spent last season in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 series but has now worked his way back into a factory-backed Superbike team.

“I’m really motivated and happy to be joining the Buildbase Suzuki team and I’m looking forward to riding the Superbike,” said Kent.

“I think a lot of people will know that my career has had both the highest highs and the lowest lows in recent years, with 2019 being a particularly low point, so I’m really grateful to Steve and Stuart for this opportunity.

“Last year I was able to take a step back and I had a good season in Superstock 1000, where I could spend more time learning how to get the best out of a 1000cc machine and prove to people I could still race a bike, and obviously I won at the last round.

“Moving to a superbike, I think my GP experience could mean I’ll manage quite well as I’m used to a stiffer chassis setup, racing swingarms, slicks, things like that, but I also know I still have a lot of learning to do; getting used to just the speed of the bikes, and some UK tracks I’ve either not been to or not raced at since 2007.

“But I also know I’m joining a team with a lot of experience and a proven record of winning races and championships. I’m setting expectations high: I’d like to be in the Showdown at the end of the year, so hopefully we can have a good winter and find a good direction with the bike setup, and I’m excited to get started.”