2015 will see MCE British Superbike team GBmoto embark on a new venture as they expand over to road racing with Kawasaki with Gary Johnson.
|Johnson returns to his old team
The former TT winner will bring experience and knowledge to the team as they move into the road racing world as they enter the Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200. The Lincolnshire rider will be riding the new high spec ZX-10R Superbike as well as the Superstock bike.
Johnson will first test the Kawasaki in the pre-season test with the teams BSB riders James Ellison and James Westmoreland on the 5th March:“This is a fantastic opportunity to be working with such a great team and so closely with a major manufacturer, I’m really happy. I rode for GBmoto in 2011, they were one of the most professional teams I’ve ever worked with and they’ve obviously stepped up again since then. To see what they did this year in BSB by changing manufacturers and immediately getting podiums was incredible. Their infrastructure, bikes and kit is all mega and although this is their first time at the TT I know they will put all the right pieces in the right places, to be successful.
Hopefully I can bring my own experience to the team from both the events side and with a good reference point from riding a Kawasaki. I have to thank the guys who have worked so hard to help me in the last few years, it’s because of them that I’ve been put in the shop window for this opportunity. With the support of GBmoto and Kawasaki and their testing schedule I’m the most confident I’ve ever been going into the TT and the other events, so bring it on!”