Gearlink Kawasaki News

7 November 2019

Rider Line-up 2020

After a strong end to the year with multiple podium finishes we are excited to announce that James Westmoreland will be staying with the team for the 2020 season. 

James Westmoreland - "I am really happy to be staying with the team and pleased to have the opportunity to represent Kawasaki and Team Green again. Since returning to the team I've had a great feeling and I look forward to building on what we achieved in the last four rounds of this season. I first rode for Gearlink in 2015 and this will be my fifth year with the team so i definitely feel at home here. 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 in the team for thier continued belief and i look forward to getting started." 

We 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 gained from a valuable maiden campaign in the Superbike class with the official Kawasaki team this year.

Ben Currie - " I am 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".

Team Owner, Michael de Bidaph - "I believe that all the right elements have come together to make the team the most competitive it has ever been. We have a 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 after a disappointing half season this year. However, i am under no illusions how hard it will be to try once again to win the title that has eluded us for so long, because i have seen more talented young riders in Supersport this year than i have seen for quite a while."

Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Coordinator, Ross Burridge - "I am pleased with the team's final form after a tough season for multiple reasons. We are excited to welcome back 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 this 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". 

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posted by The Team at 11:28 by E2E Solutions