The MWR Kawasaki team will return to the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship this season after confirming today (Monday) that Tim Hastings has signed to fight for the 2012 title.
Hastings won the 2008 Academy Cup in the British 125 class before progressing into the Superstock 600 class in 2010. Last year 'Twister' Hastings had some strong points scoring finishes, with his best result coming at Thruxton with a sixth place, now he is aiming for his first podium in the class.
Hastings said: "After a winter of uncertainty and not knowing if I'd even be racing at all in 2012, I am really pleased to have reached a deal with Mark and the MWR team. When I raced for them at the last two rounds of 2011 it just felt like I belonged in the team so doing a full season with them is mega. Results can never be guaranteed but one thing is certain, I will be giving it my all at every round."
Team owner Mark Webster concluded: "I am so pleased that we have been able to put a deal together with Tim for this year and still be involved in the series, especially as it was looking like we would be taking a sabbatical in 2012. Tim ran with MWR for the last two rounds of 2011 and we were all very impressed with the way in which he went about his racing, and I am sure he will be a front runner this season for us. We have not yet ruled out the possibility of running another rider in either the Superstock 600 or Superstock 1000 classes, but we will just wait and see what materialises over the next few weeks."