Westmoreland completes line up at JG Speedfit GBmoto

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James Westmoreland will complete the line-up at the GBmoto Kawasaki squad for the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship. Now running under the JG Speedfit Kawasaki colours, he will join James Ellison on the team as they set out to win the BSB title.

Westmoreland suffered a disappointing year in 2014 after badly breaking his hand in a Knockhill crash, but with an ultracompetitive bike beneath him is out to regain the form that took him to a Showdown spot for Buildbase BMW in 2013.

“I’m delighted to be joining JG Speedfit Kawasaki, I’ve known Mark quite a while and I believe they are one of the very best teams in the paddock. They have the package I need to challenge right at the front, and when I say that I mean the whole package, not just the bike but testing, the technicians, set-up….everything! This year has been tough and I’m aiming to get my enjoyment back and of course enjoy some top results.”

JG Speedfit Kawasaki team principal Mark Smith-Halvorsen added: “Everyone at GBmoto is really excited to welcome Westy to the team. He’s a rider who made an impact in BSB almost straight away by winning the Riders Cup before qualifying for the Showdown in 2013. A difficult 2014 with his injury meant we didn’t get to see the real James Westmoreland but I genuinely believe he’s a Showdown contender and will be looking to give him the tools he needs in terms of machinery, testing and support to fulfil his true potential.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer