After a strong end to the year with multiple podium finishes, Gearlink Kawasaki are excited to announce their rider line up for the upcoming season.
The Salisbury based outfit will continue to focus their efforts in the category they have historically had so much success in, running a two rider team in the BSB Supersport class.
Returning for a full season of racing is James Westmoreland, who is familiar with the team’s running gear after taking a brace of podium finishes towards the end of 2019 with the Gearlink Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. James will no doubt be eager to extend his podium finishing form into the upcoming series.
Westmoreland couldn’t be more pleased with the opportunity to represent Kawasaki and Team Green again saying, “I am really happy to be staying with Gearlink for the 2020 British Supersport Championship. Since returning to the team I’ve had a great feeling and I look forward to building on what we have achieved in the last four rounds. I first rode for Gearlink in 2015 and this will be my fifth year with the team. I definitely feel at home here and enjoy the environment. Next season is very important, we have a great chance to fight for the championship. Having a talented teammate alongside me will be fantastic as we push each other to be stronger. I have to say a big thank you to Michael De Bidaph and everyone at Gearlink Kawasaki for the continued belief and I look forward to getting started.
The team are also pleased to welcome back 2018 Supersport runner-up, Ben Currie. The twenty four year old Australian will be aiming for one better and focusing on the title in 2020, as he returns to the team and class with more experience from a valuable maiden campaign in the Superbike class with the official Kawasaki team this year.
“I’m extremely excited to be partnering with Gearlink and Kawasaki again. In 2018 we came so close to winning the Supersport championship so next season I want to achieve what we are here for and hopefully get the first Championship title for the team and myself,” commented Currie.
Gearlink Kawasaki Team Owner, Michael De Bidaph believes that all the right elements have come together to make the team the most competitive it has ever been saying, “I think that Gearlink have a very strong Supersport line up for the 2020 race season. Both of the riders are a pleasure to work with and I know that they will push each other which is definitely what we need next year after such a disappointing half season this year. However I am under no illusions how hard it will be to try once again to win the championship that has eluded us for so long, because I have seen more talented young riders in Supersport this year than I have seen for a quite a while.”
Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Coordinator, Ross Burridge is pleased with the team’s final form saying, “After a tough season for multiple reasons in 2019, we are excited to welcome James and Ben back into the team for an attack on the Championship in 2020. Both of these riders are determined to be the one that gives Gearlink Kawasaki their first title in the class, and we can't think of a better combination of talent to do so. No one in that class deserves a title more than Michael and the team, so we are pulling out all the stops to try and help them make this happen! We can't wait to get going!”