Waters and Iddon to lead Halsall Suzuki charge

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Australian Josh Waters and 2014 Bimota WSB rider Christian Iddon will lead Halsall’s switch from Kawasaki to Suzuki for the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship, as they take over the reigns as the factory supported team.

Waters, a double race winner in 2014, will bring considerable Suzuki experience to the team, both in BSB with the Tyco team and at home in Oz, where he was a double superbike champion with the Japanese manufacturer.

“I’m excited to be back in British Superbikes for a third year in 2015. It’s great to be staying with Suzuki and I’m really looking forward to moving into the Halsall team. I really enjoyed riding a couple of rounds for Martin in 2013 and Jack Valentine has such great experience with Suzuki so I can’t wait to get working with him.”

“The team has a good plan to make the bike as strong as possible for 2015 and I can’t wait to ride it for the first time later this year. There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to start this season where I left off at the end of 2014”.

Iddon, meanwhile, returns to the British stage after two years abroad, and is keen to prove himself on the scene after making the switch from supermoto, where he was previously a nine time British champion.

“I’m really excited about joining Halsall Suzuki for 2015. The bike has clearly got pedigree; two years ago it finished second in the championship and last year Josh won races on it. With the added experience of Jack Valentine, I’m really confident about this package.

“It has to be said the Halsall team have had a meteoric rise in the championship, just a few years ago they were in in the Superstock 1000 class and now they are a factory supported British Superbike team. I originally stopped doing Supermoto with a view of winning a championship, so I expect to be running at the front!”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer