Stapleford joins JG Speedfit Kawasaki
JG Speedfit Kawasaki have today announced that Motorpoint British Supersport leader Luke Stapleford will take part in the final two rounds of the MCE British Superbike season as part of their team.
The 24 year old only needs three points in his own championship to emerge victorious in the series, and with his current form that should be simple for the rider. His 2016 plans remain unknown, however with his winning form at present this could be the start of his Superbike career if he gains enough experience on the motorcycle, as well as impressing any interested teams in the process.
Stapleford said: "I'm under no illusions as to how big of a challenge it will be given the strength and depth of the British Superbike grid, but there's no pressure on me from the team or anyone to perform, so we can use Silverstone and Brands as almost a test to see where we stack up and help decide what my moves are next year. I've ridden a 1000cc bike a few times before, so hopefully the Superbike won't be a massive shock - I just can't wait to get going now!"
GBmoto Team Principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen said: "For Luke, it is the chance to try Superbike racing in earnest and to work with some experienced technical people, as he makes an assessment about his racing future and his plans for 2016. We feel really confident that the package we have will allow him to get a top level insight into the premier class, and the entire team is looking forward to working with such a talented and accomplished young rider. There will be no preconceived ideas or pressure to perform, however his inclusion in our squad will help to bolster the fresh confidence we have, as we attempt to battle our way back to the top of the MCE BSB table before the final flag drops this year."
Here at MCE Insurance we wish Luke the best of luck in the next two rounds, it will be great to see how the up and coming rider gets on with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki and maybe become a 'Showdown Spoiler' in the process!
30.09.2015 - MCE Insurance