2009 British Supersport Cup Champion, Sam Lowes has signed to ride for Gary Stubbington's Southampton-based GNS Honda Racing in British Supersport alongside Paul Jordan from Magherafelt.
Lowes, 19 years old from Lincoln, said: "I'm delighted to be joining GNS Racing and can't wait to get testing. After a successful first season on a 600, I feel ready for the challenge.
“It helps to get plans sorted early and we can now concentrate on the season ahead.
"I'm also looking forward to working with Paul this year and to help him adapt to the four-stroke bike from the 125 as I had to do."
While Lowes will contest the main championship, Jordan will chase Supersport Cup honours.
"To have joined GNS Racing is fantastic and I'm relishing the opportunity,” said 18-year-old Jordan.
“It's going to be a challenge, stepping up from the little 125s but I'm sure I'll be ok and it will be a lot easier with Sam as my team-mate."