The Next Ten Riders of the Biggest Ever MCE BSB Grid
With only a month left until the first round of the "biggest ever MCE British Superbikes" it's time to refresh and revise your rider knowledge! Here's the second batch of riders from #14 to #27 on the grid! Can you spot a 2015 Champion?
#14 Lee Jackson
Hailing from Lincoln, Jackson will be racing with Buildbase BMW. He says he is "looking forward to this opportunity and also to work with Kiyo"; it is an excellent opportunity for the 19 year old rider who has competed in the National Superstock 1000 for the last two years, finishing an impressive 4th in 2013.
#16 David Johnson
Johnson competed in the MCE British Superbikes from 2008-2010, and will be returning to the Championship in 2015 after 4 years spent at National Superstock as well as being Club MCE's resident pillion rider. Racing for MotoDex Performance First Racing BMW, "Davo" says he is "mega excited to be back in the premier class" and he "can't wait to get started".
#17 Dani Rivas
The Spanish rider will race his first MCE British Superbike Championship for MQ Motorsport Kawasaki this year, he is hoping to "challenge for top positions" with his new team. Coming 3rd in last year's CEV Championship, Rivas says he is "excited about this project and a new championship" to compete in.
#20 Jenny Tinmouth
One of the fans favourites on the 2015 MCE British Superbike grid this year will inevitably be Jenny Tinmouth, the Ellesmere Port based rider signed for Honda Racing earlier this year to the delight of many. Tinmouth says "I am so pleased to have this opportunity with Honda" and is looking forward to the season ahead on the factory Honda.
#21 Josh Waters
Riding for Halsall Suzuki, "Wildman Waters" says he is "happy to be back in the Championship" and is hoping to "improve and go for more podiums and more wins" in 2015. The two time Australian Superbike Champion is obviously hoping to do the same in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2015, improving on his 9th place finish in 2014.
#22 Jason O'Halloran
Racing for Honda Racing, "O'Show" came second in last year's National Superstock Championship and is hoping to do as well if not better in the MCE British Superbikes in 2015. The rider says competing in the championship has been his "aim since joining Honda in 2011" and with the development put in by the team in pre-season, the three rider strong team will undoubtedly be one to watch in 2015.
#23 Ryuichi Kiyonari
Kiyo is another fan favourite, with 3 MCE BSB Championships under his belt, and an impressive 50 wins out of 196 races he will undoubtedly be aiming for a 4th in 2015. He says he has "a hunger and wants to keep winning" in the championship. Sadly missing out on testing in Spain for a second year due to visa issues, we won't see how Kiyo handles the BMW in pre-season, but if previous years are a benchmark that shouldn't be an issue for the rider.
#24 Christian Iddon
'Iddo' says he is "really happy to be back and with an official team"; having not ridden a Suzuki before joining the Halsall team he is looking forward to a "new and exciting experience" with a team that have had a "rapid and meteoric transition from when they first joined the British Championship paddock".
#25 Josh Brookes
Brookes has been in the top 5 of the MCE British Superbike championship for the last 6 years, but sadly has not yet bagged himself the overall win. On this, the rider says if he left "the championship now without winning the title" he would feel like a "quitter", with "a new bike and high expectations" he will hopefully be a strong contender in the 2015 season and maybe bag himself the title that he has repeatedly been so close to.
#27 Robbin Harms
Harms has only ever competed in selected rounds in the MCE British Superbike Championship and is "thrilled about how 2015 is turning out". Racing with MotoDex Performance First Racing BMW Harms says "it's all about killing time and waiting for the opening rounds" of the season, and we know exactly how he feels!
And we're just over halfway through! 20 down, 19 to go, or if some of the rumours being batted around are true, maybe another addition is on it's way!
04.03.15 - Big Ed