Former Pirelli National Superstock 1000 star Alex Olsen will join the Smiths BMW Bennetts British Superbike team for the remainder of this year’s championship.
The youngster, who split with the IMR squad two weeks ago, tested with the team before Cadwell and will now ride full time from Oulton Park.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Smiths BMW team for the remainder of the 2019 season and would like to thank Alan and Rebecca Smith for the opportunity,” said Olsen.
“I enjoyed a good test at Cadwell Park last week so can’t wait for the three races at Oulton Park. I’d like to thank my sponsors for their help and am really looking forward to it.”
Olsen has been a leading light in the Superstock 1000 series in recent years including winning at Silverstone earlier this season aboard a BMW, and now joins 32-year-old Peter Hickman in the team.