Hampshire-man Kyle Wilks has revealed he will be riding in the British Superstock 1000 championship for 2013 on the Bournmouth Kawasaki ZX-10R.
|Wilks will be hoping for similar progression to 2012.
Photo: Wilks Racing
Wilks spent last season debuting in the STK600 BSB class on a ZX-6R, progressing rapidly throughout the year, ending his season at Brands Hatch with a 4th place, narrowly missing out on an inaugural podium. He also participated in a few Thundersport GB club races in the GP1 class, achieving a win in the final round up against 1000cc bikes, whilst riding his Bournemouth Kawasaki ZX-6R. A big achievement in its own right..
“I am very excited to announce that I will be riding a STK1000 for Bournemouth Kawasaki this season. I can’t wait to get the season underway and continue my progress with the team.” Said Wilks, speaking with PaddockChatter.com this evening.
The official statement from Wilks Racing says: “Wilks Racing is delighted to announce that Kyle will be making the move to the STK1000 class this season, riding a ZX10R. With Kyle having made consistent progress during 2012 in the STK600’s, it was decided that it would be more beneficial for us to make the move at this stage to enable him to gain maximum experience on a more powerful machine. We will be running under the Bournemouth Kawasaki Racing banner as part of the Quattro Plant Kawasaki Team and working again with Lee Montgomery as crew chief. We are excited to continue our partnership with the team having thoroughly enjoyed our BSB experience last year and we hope that this new path will enable us to increase our knowledge and exposure within the paddock. We would like to thank Pete Extance for the opportunity to work with the team again this year.”
The Southampton rider is featured on our Rider Profiles page, and we wish the very best of luck to Wilks Racing for the coming season..