Supersport: MSS focus on Easton

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The MSS Discovery Kawasaki team have cut their British Supersport team in half after they split with Kieran Murphy today.

The team were due to run Murphy alongside Stuart Easton on ZX-6Rs in Supersport, but have decided to focus 100 per cent on the former champion, which leaves Murphy out in the cold.

The 27-year-old said: "I’m gutted that this season hasn’t come off, as I wanted to build on our relationship and be a title contender on the new ZX-6R which I’m sure will be competitive with Stuart and the MSS Discovery Kawasaki team behind him.

"I’ve had some brilliant times with the team and we part on the best of terms so who knows, maybe we can work again together in the future."

Team owner Nick Morgan said: “It’s always a tough decision to make, but we felt that it would be best to streamline our operation to effectively make two, single rider teams so that we can put our maximum effort behind Stuart Easton in the British Supersport class and Michael Rutter in the Superbike class."

Murphy has already put together a National Superstock team using Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7s.

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin