MSS Colchester Kawasaki won’t just be running in BSB next season; they will continue their development with 16-year old Jess Trayler in the Superstock 600 championship.
Trayler was snatched up by Morgan following his 5th place finish in the Aprilia Superteens championship and 4th overall in the ACU standings in 2006 – his first full season on a road bike.
And the lanky 50kg youngster went from not qualifying at Oulton Park in 2008 to taking a fourth and fifth at the final round of the championship at Brands Hatch.
He told MCN: “I’m chuffed to pieces with the deal. Just being associated with Nick and the superbike riders is a dream. I gradually got better as the year went on this season, so I hope with the new ZX-6R I can keep developing.”
Morgan has high hopes for the young protégé, already eyeing him up to go to the World Superstock 600 Championship that has already developed the likes of Rob Mac new boy Dan Linfoot and fellow Brit Gino Rea.
“Just having an association with a Superbike team ups the younger riders’ game,” added Morgan.
He can learn from Simon [Andrews] and Julien [Da Costa] with how they go about their weekend, on and off the track, and get an understanding of how to conduct himself and represent a manufacture.”