BSB: Extance: '2017 will be a hold different ball game'

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Bournemouth Kawasaki boss Pete Extance says he is prepared for the challenge of fighting for the MCE BSB title as his team becomes Kawasaki’s official presence in the series.

The outfit are no strangers to the British Superbike Championship, having won a race with fans’ favourite Chris Walker and put both Dan Linfoot and Luke Mossey in Showdown positions in the last three years.

However, Extance accepts taking on the mantle of Kawasaki’s official team with Haslam on board puts them in a ‘whole different ball game’ for 2017.

“I need to pinch myself sometimes when I wake up as it’s hard to believe our little Bournemouth Kawasaki dealership race team has come so far in just seven years racing!” he said.


“We’ve already achieved both BSB and TT wins but for 2017 it’s a whole different ball game again as we’ve been given the chance to not only become the official Kawasaki team but to have Leon Haslam on our bike.

“On top of that, we have also re-signed Luke Mossey, a rider who I believe is the hottest young prospect in BSB in the Superbike class since Alex Lowes. I don’t think we will ever get a better chance of winning the British Superbike title.”

Alongside BSB, the team will once again compete at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT with James Hillier next year. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing