Gearlink Kawasaki News

3 May 2022

Strong weekend at Oulton Park

It was a good weekend with solid points for the team with new signing, Luke Stapleford and Zak both securing top 6 finishes in both races 

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posted by The Team at 17:23

Luke Stapleford joins the team

We are delighted to announce the signing of former British Supersport Champion, Luke Stapleford. Following a successful test at Cadwell Park, Luke was happy with the bike from the off and looks forward to starting his 2022 season at Round 2 at Oulton Park.

Luke: "I'm really happy to be joining the team. I've raced against them for many years but have never ridden for them. Whilst it has been a few years since I've raced in Supersport, it has always been my favourite type of bike to race. I'd like to thank Michael, Ben and the whole team for the opportunity and although it's not something that was planned, I'll be working hard to get myself into a position to achieve the results that both myself and the team know we are capable of. I believe the combination of myself and Ben will be a good team with the amount of experience we both have in the Supersport class and i can't wait to get going."

Team Manager: Ben Wilson - "After a difficult start to the season we are really excited to have Luke riding for us. At the test, he looked comfortable on the bike straight away. Luke has a lot of experience and form in this Supersport class, we will now work with him and Zak to get the bikes to the sharp end."

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posted by The Team at 17:04

2 December 2021

2022 Rider Line up

We have now completed our rider line up for the 2022 British Supersport Season and on behalf of Michael and Norma are delighted to announce that we will retain Northern Irish riider Eunan McGlinchey for a second year on board the Kawasaki 600. He will be joined by newcomer to the class, Zak Corderoy.

Zak had an impressive 2021 season, finishing in a strong 3rd position in the Junior Superstock 600 Championship. The 22 year-old from Blewbury is very excited to be stepping up a class and joining the Gearlink Kawasaki team.

Zak -"Mega excited to be joining the team for 2022. Thank you to Michael and the team for the opportunity. Really looking forward to getting back out on the bike and showing everyone what we can do. We are going to train hard over the winter and come into next season in the best shape possible. Can't wait to get back out on a Kawasaki again"

Eunan -"Really pleased to be back with Gearlink for the 2022 season, all the hard work we put in 2021 won't be wasted. Coming back with more knowledge and now knowing what i need to feel confident on the bike, I feel i can build on my 6th place finish in 2021. I want to say a massive thanks to Michael and Gearlink for this opportunity and to all my personal sponsors for sticking by me. Let's go get it."

Team Manager Ben Wilson is looking forward to stepping into his new role and leading the team forward.

Ben -"We are really pleased to have signed Zak and retain Eunan for another year. We feel we have a strong line up for the coming year and with the knowledge we have got i believe both riders can be at the front. It has always been the ethos of the Gearllink team to develop and bring on new riders and i feel there is definite potential in both Zak and Eunan. Eunan finished in a strong 6th place in the 2021 Championship and Zak really caught my eye with his mature approach to racing and his dominating form towards the end of the season in the Junior Superstock 6oo Championship."

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posted by The Team at 16:43

29 November 2021

A new era for Gearlink Kawasaki

After many successful years of running the team together with his beloved Norma, Michael has decided to take a step back within the team and pass the leading role over to a well-known and long standing member of Gearlink, Ben Wilson.

Ben, along with his wife Lou, will manage the team going forward as we continue with our British Supersport Championship attack.

Ben - "This feels very much the natural step forward for me to lead Gearlink, a team that i have had most of my success and BSB career with. Following my leg injury in 2016, i have not felt able to return to racing within the British Championship as my leg will not allow me to compete competitively anymore. Therefore. i am looking forward to a new role within the BSB paddock and most importantly sharing my knowledge and experience in developing young, upcoming riders."

We plan to announce our 2022 rider lin-up in the next few days and look forward to the 2022 season.

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posted by The Team at 17:51

26 November 2021

A win at the season finale at Brands Hatch

Ben Currie ended the season on a high by taking his maiden win of the season at Brands Hatch in a the final nail biting race.

He got a lightning start from P6 on the grid moving through the pack to take an early lead until a red flag came out for an incident, halting his progress.

The restart saw Ben start from pole position when he got another impressive start widening the gap to his nearest challenger with just four laps to go. He took the chequered flag in style, a great way to finish the season and cemented his and the teams position as runners-up in the Championship.

Ben Currie "A mega season for me and the team just falling short of top spot in the Championship which is disappointing. 

Thank you to all my sponsors for their continued support throughout the season and look forward to whatever the future holds in 2022, watch this space."

The team wishes to thank all it sponsors and fans for thier support throughout the season and will be looking to 2022 to build on the success of 2021.

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posted by The Team at 16:58 by E2E Solutions