Rogers returns to Morello Racing for Superstock 1000 challenge - Bikesport News

Rogers returns to Morello Racing for Superstock 1000 challenge

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Fraser Rogers will return to the Morello Racing camp in 2020 for another shot at the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title.

The 23-year old previously rode for the team in 2016 and 2017 and will now make a concerted attack on next year’s championship riding a Kawasaki ZX-10RR once more as Steve Buckenham’s team look to get back to the winning ways that saw Josh Elliott and Danny Buchan win the title for them in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

“I’m really happy to have signed for Morello Racing and I believe we can do a very good job together next year - my only goal is to be fighting for the Championship from round one onwards,” said Rogers.

“Thank you to everyone that’s made it possible especially Steve for giving me the opportunity. I can’t wait to get started, I can’t wait to get testing and I can’t wait to get to round one.”

Former Aprilia Superteen, CEV Moto 3 contender and World Supersport Championship rider Rogers has a wealth of experience despite his still relatively young age and impressed greatly when he first rode for the team in 2016 finishing sixth overall.

That season saw him take two podiums with second at the team’s local round at Snetterton behind Ian Hutchinson the highlight whilst he also finished in a good third place at Brands Hatch. Indeed, in his first full season in the 1000cc class, he took an impressive seven top six finishes in the 12 races held, scoring points in ten of them.

Team-mate to eventual champion Buchan in 2017, the Swindon-based rider took another podium, this time at Donington Park, with 16 top ten finishes, seven of them inside the top six, helping him end the year in eighth overall.

He’s subsequently endured two mixed campaigns since leaving the team but has gained valuable experience riding for Gearlink Kawasaki in the British Superbike Championship taking a number of points-scoring finishes.

He re-joined Morello Racing for the final two rounds of this year’s Superstock series where he claimed excellent finishes of fourth and sixth at Brands Hatch and Donington Park respectively.

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