Rob Mac confirms 2009 team

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Rob McElnea will have a busy 2009 after confirming his full line-up for next season.

A new Superbike, new sponsors and four new riders have come on board with McElnea as he goes in search of his fourth British Superbike crown.

McElnea will field a three-rider Superbike team with Graeme Gowland confirmed as a third BSB rider this week, joining Chris Walker in the Motorpoint Henderson side of the garage and Michael Rutter securing a ride on a North West 200 backed McElnea Yamaha YZF-R1.

Dan Linfoot was announced last month as Rob Mac’s British Supersport representative.

Rob McElnea said: “This is the most excited my team has been for many years.

The brand new R1 has us all fired up and now to be able to announce our new rider line up really sets up a nice Christmas!

“Chris Walker and Michael Rutter will be both very serious title contenders, their experience and consistency will prove to be the major part to our success and at the same time help develop our young riders.

“It has been a very tricky time of late to put this team together and I really want to thank all of our partners new and old for lifting the spirits of my team and giving me a chance to put this show on the road.

“Gary Warren (Motorpoint) and Joe Henderson (Henderson) will be in the blue corner with Chris and Graeme, with Alistair Kennedy (NW200) in the red corner with Michael and Dan.”

To read a full exclusive interview with Michael Rutter about his new deal, grab a copy of today’s MCN.

Rob Hull

By Rob Hull