Ben Wilson will make a return to the North West 200 next week, lining up with a new machine, new team and a former NW200 winner as his crew chief.
Having impressed when making his debut at the 8.970 mile Triangle course lst year, the former British Supersport ace is looking to build on his top ten result in last year's supersport race.
Signing with the EHA-backed Aprilia squad, Wilson will compete in the superbike and superstock classes aboard an RSV4 prepared by Ian Newton, who won two 250cc races at the Northern Irish event in 1994 and ’95.
“I’m looking forward to riding the Aprilia that I ride week in, week out in the BSB Superstock class.” Wilson said.
Wilson’s EHA Racing squad is run by English-based Eglinton couple, Edward and Gail Allingham, in partnership with Newton. The team also run David Allingham and Ross Twyman in the British Supersport series and Sam Wilford on a satellite bike.
“We are really excited to coming over to compete at the North West with Ben.” Gail Allingham said.
“As we compete in the British championship we don't do many races in Ireland so it is really nice to get this opportunity to bring our team home.”