Superstock 1000 and R1 Cup 2008 ace Ben Wilson will ride for the Gearlink Kawasaki British Supersport team in 2009.
Wilson joins the factory Kawasaki team and new team-mate Chris Martin, who last year finished the British Supersport championship in sixth place.
Ben Wilson joins the team with a wealth of experience having previously ridden with the Vivaldi Racing team in British Superbikes.
Ben Wilson told MCN at the NEC today: "I'm dropping down to the supersport class, but I see it as a step forward and I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"I've got to up my training regime to lose weight. I'm currently running at superbike weight."