|Aitchison on the Splitlath Aprilia at Brands in 2012.
Photo: Trevor Harlock
Splitlath Redmond Aprilia have announced their “temporary retirement” from the British Superbike series drawing a halt to their 2013 campaign in which they were due to run former World Superbike racers Jakub Smrz and Mark Aitchison.
The decision has been taken due to the ill-health of team founder and co-owner John Dimbylow. Splitlath Aprilia first joined the BSB championship in 2010, where they campaigned South African Hudson Kennaugh to second place in the EVO championship. The team stepped up their game in 2012 as olympian Derek Redmond joined the team as Co-Owner. The team started to look like they could be on for decent results towards the end of the season with Smrz and Aitchison, leading to the team re-signing the pair for 2013.
The team are keen however to indicate that this will not be the last of Splitlath Redmond,