GSE Racing have announced today that they have signed a deal with Yamaha Motor UK to run the new YZF-R1 in the British Superbike Championship in 2009.
Colin Wright, Team Manager, had this to say: ‘We are very excited about the new association with Yamaha, this represents a new challenge for the team but as ever we intend to be competing for the British Superbike Championship from the start’.
GSE Racing, who currently compete in the British Superbike Championship on Ducati's, have committed to this new partnership with Yamaha for the next 3 years.
Darrell Healey, Team Principal, said: “We have had an excellent relationship with Ducati over the years, winning 3 British Superbike Championships and achieving numerous successes in the World Superbike arena. I’d like to thank them on behalf of the entire team for their support. We are, however, extremely pleased to be entering into this new agreement with Yamaha, and to be involved in directly developing the new YZF R1. This arrangement will see the start of a new era in superbike racing for GSE.”
The Managing Director of Yamaha, Andrew Smith, seems enthusiastic about the partnership: “We are delighted to be partnering GSE Racing, the UK’s most successful race team, and together I am confident we can successfully build a long term relationship both on and off the race track.”