European Stock 600 champion Metcher joins PR Racing in BSB

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2011 European Superstock 600 champion Jed Metcher has joined PR Racing Kawasaki to compete in the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship. The Australian rode for the team in 2014, joining for the last three rounds after the squad parted ways with Keith Farmer, scoring an excellent seventh place in his debut race at Assen.

Metcher has signed a two-year deal with the Liverpool-based squad, with their goal firmly set on turning the 24 year old into a title contender by 2016. The team have previous title-winning experience, taking the 2006 Superbike Cup title with Chris Martin, and only dropping from contention in 2011 after a serious accident at Snetterton for Simon Andrews.

On signing, Metcher commented: “I’m very grateful that PR Racing has given me this opportunity to ride in BSB. This championship is one of the best in the world in all areas and I am looking forward to the challenge. We have an exciting two year programme, where I will be developing my track knowledge during the first year, but will be going all out for a top 10 finish in year two”

John Jameson, Team Principal added: “We believe we have in Jed a rider that will work with the team to achieve the results we know we are capable of. We have put together a package which gives Jed time to learn the UK tracks while becoming more competitive as the 2015 season moves forward, with the aim of being a serious contender from the start of 2016.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer