RAF Reserves Kawasaki boss Lee Hardy only announced he had signed Paul Jordan a few days ago and it now looks like the youngster will have nothing to do during the 2020 roads season.
However, Hardy has promised to keep Jordan’s seat warm for the 2021 season as coronavirus has decimated the team’s North West 200 and Isle of Man TT plans.
“In all my years of road racing I have never been part of a situation like this before, it is such a shame when you have built your race bikes and as a team you have planned and made all the preparations ready to go to these events,” said Hardy.
“Preparations pretty much start once the chequered flag drops on the Senior race so it’s such a shame when everyone has put so much hard work and dedication in.
These events are more than race meetings; the heritage that goes along with the TT and North West 200 is second to none and missing events like these are catastrophic when your rider has trained all winter to take part in the largest motorcycle events of his career.
“It makes my job as a team manager very hard to keep him motivated now through the year but I will stand by Paul and I will make sure he has a seat within the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team for 2021.
“I will also get him out at BSB meetings within the Pirelli Superstock 1000 Championship and keep him as sharp as possible throughout the season.
“It’s just a case of sitting tight now and waiting. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the BSB season goes ahead and gives us all the racing fix we need.”