Skinner confirmed with Jones at Integro Yamaha - Bikesport News

Skinner confirmed with Jones at Integro Yamaha

Scottish youngster Rory Skinner has been confirmed in the Integro Yamaha Dickies British Supersport team alongside Brad Jones for 2020.

Skinner is best known for winning the inaugural British Talent Cup but he’s also been champion through numerous junior racing classes culminating in the renowned Superteens.

“I’m really excited to be riding for Integro Yamaha; it’s a very successful, professional team but it also seems like a really good, positive working environment,” said Skinner.

It’s great to be picked up by Robin for such a proven ride with a well-developed bike, which means I can concentrate on refining my own technique and race craft which I know the team can help me with.”

Jones remains with the team for a third season after a standout 2019, which saw him take his first win among an incredible 23 podiums.

The heating engineer from Dorset battled his ultra-fast teammate Jack Kennedy, throughout a superb and consistent campaign to finish as an impressive vice-champion in the series in only his second year.

He said: “I can’t wait to get going, it already feels like a long winter, fixing boilers isn’t the same as dicing for race wins! We had an amazing year and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot from battling Jack and our WorldSBK outing in particular.

“It’s clear we have the winning team and machinery, so this is my best shot at winning the series. Basically it’s down to me to maximise this opportunity. I’m really happy to be staying with the team and I think continuity and consistency will be key. I don’t think it will be easy this year but to win a title shouldn’t be easy.”

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