Dickies British Supersport fan favourite Ben Wilson will return to the series in 2019 after a two-year layoff due to injury.
The Lincolnshire rider badly broke his leg in a crash at the North West 200 in 2016 and has been on the fitness trail ever since while working as a rider mentor with the Gearlink Kawasaki team - with whom he will ride next season.
After the longest break I’ve ever had from motorcycle racing, it’s great to be returning and riding a Kawasaki,” said Wilson.
“I’ve waited until now to make a comeback because my leg has not been ready for me to run at the sharp end, but I know with a good testing program over the winter months I will be right where I need to be. I can’t wait to get out on the new Gearlink Kawasaki and get the 2019 campaign under way.
“Big thanks to Gearlink Kawasaki and Kawasaki UK for standing by me and giving me this fantastic opportunity.”