Dominant British Supersport Champion Rory Skinner will move up to the British Superbike Championship in 2021 alongside Lee Jackson in the FS-3 Racing Kawasaki team.
Skinner powered to the 2020 BritishSSP title with a dominant 10 wins from 12 starts, in turn becoming the series’ youngest-ever title winner, turning 19 just a week after clinching the crown.
Resisting offers to move to the WorldSSP Championship in 2021, Skinner will instead make his Superbike debut in the British championship aboard the new Kawasaki ZX-10RR run by official Kawasaki UK-supported FS-3 Racing.
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He will be paired with Lee Jackson, who stays on board for 2021 after finishing top Kawasaki rider in 2020 with a run to eighth overall.
“I’m delighted to be joining FS-3 Kawasaki,” Skinner said. “From the minute I met Darren and Nigel I clicked with them and feel that they are the right team for me at this stage in my career. They’re a relatively young team but they’ve already proven to be race winners and, like me, are very ambitious.
“There were several options to go to world supersport in 2021 but BSB is the toughest and most prestigious national championship in the world and racing here can only help me develop as a rider. Everyone knows how good the ZX-10RR is and having seen the new bike up close I have no doubt it will be even better in 2021. Kawasaki UK are right behind the project and I can’t wait to get out and start testing properly in April.
“Before then I am planning to do some track days to get used to the extra power of the 1000cc bike, and the feeling from the Pirelli slicks. I’ve already got a ZX-10R practice bike and I’m looking to get out as soon as possible to spin some laps before the official tests.”
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