Reigning British Motostar Champion Joe Francis will make a move up into the Superstock 600 series for the 2014 season, making his debut at Oulton Park this weekend.
|Francis with his championship trophy
Signing with CF Motorsport alongside Kyle Ryde, a former Moto3 champion from Nottingham who finished in the top five two weeks ago at Brands Hatch. The 16 year old will be riding a Yamaha R6 with the team run by former British Superbike racer Craig Fitzpatrick, and is making his debut at Oulton Park after a lack of pre-season testing.
Francis won the British Motostar championship last season with the WD-40 team by 11 points, only missing out on a podium finish twice throughout the season in the Moto3 class of the championship.
Francis explained his excitement ahead of the season“I’m thrilled to be racing in the National Superstock 600 Championhip. CF Motorsport is a great team and I’m really looking forward to getting out on the Yamaha R6. The Superstock 600 class is a tough series and it’s all a little last minute but once I find my feet on the 600 I’m confident I’ll be able to push towards the front.”