McManus joins Team 109 Racing for 2021 WorldSSP season

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Teenager James McManus has signed to ride for the Team 109 Kawasaki squad in both the 2021 World and British Supersport series.

The squad made the leap to WorldSSP300 and are delighted to be able to return this year with McManus – a rider they put their faith in at the end of their debut year of racing on the world stage.

After impressing in the season finale at Estoril, Portugal, last season, combined with his performance in the British Junior Supersport series, that saw him achieve a best race finish of second, James was the obvious choice for Team 109 in their sophomore year.

“I am super excited to get 2021 underway. It will be a such great experience to race full time in the World Championship as well as in the British Championship in one year,” said McManus.

“It will be tough but I’m up for the challenge. Testing pre-season and during the year will be important as it will be my first time at most of the circuits that World Superbike uses.

“It’s important to start off on the right foot and find a good rhythm that we can build on early. It’s such a massive opportunity and I can’t thank Team 109 for giving me it.

“I don’t have any real targets or expectations; I just want to enjoy it and to improve every session and get closer to the front. I have a lot to learn and I will do my best to enjoy it and let’s see where we end up.”