Plater still wants GB ride

Published: 01 December 2006

Macau GP winner Steve Plater is still chasing a full-time ride in Britain – preferably on a superbike but would also take a top-line Supersport ride.

One possible option is joining the two-man MSS Discovery Kawasaki Supersport team but they are thought to be talking to several other riders and have already re-signed Keiran Murphy.

Plater is also keen to continue to defend his title on the North West 200 course where he won two races this year. And he’s aiming to make his TT debut.

The 34-year-old does however have three teams chasing him to do the full World Endurance series, though he’s likely to stay with Kawasaki.

He said: “With the way things have been in the UK the past two years, teams going bust mid-season, endurance racing’s the only thing that’s kept me sane!

“I’ve been treated really well by Kawasaki. It’s professional outfit, you get proper testing and the bikes are absolutely the best.”

If Plater can secure a rider in the UK he’s going to be seriously busy in 2007.    There’s currently only one date clash between the two championships – and even that may change if the Oschersleben 24 Hours race weekend moves one weekend as expected.