Youngster Ryan Vickers will remain with the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki squad for this year’s Bennetts British Superbike series.
The 21-year-old from Thetford made his debut in Bennetts BSB last year after winning the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship title and impressed with top 10 finishes in his debut campaign, with a best result of seventh place at Cadwell Park.
“I am really excited about my second season in BSB and to stay with the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team is great because we can pick up where we left off last year and keep moving forward,” said Vickers.
“Last year was only my first season in Superbikes and some areas were easier than I thought and some were harder, but this year we can start with some experience and that will help me as I have a better idea on what to expect. It was always going to be a big move from Superstock 600 to BSB but we had some good results and now I am looking forward to pushing to achieve more.
Last year we showed we could be fast and we had top 10 finishes when we were in the right window and so this year I want to be doing that more consistently. If we are fine-tuning and getting in as many laps as we can do get the information we need, then the results should naturally improve and consistency is what builds a season.
“I am definitely excited for the first test to get back on the bike again and see where we are at as the team have been working hard over the winter.”
The team, based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, finished runner-up in the title battle in 2018, and is ready to return to action when the first official test kicks off the season this week (March 26/27/28) at Monteblanco in Spain.