Gino Rea heads to the British Superbike Championship for 2018 with an all-new team for next year, OMG Racing.
Managed by former racer Paul Curran of PCR Performance, OMG Racing is owned by Chris Oscroft, Greg McPhail and Alan Gardner, who are all excited to join the paddock for the first-time next year.
Working alongside Rea as crew chief is Ray Stringer, who already has race-winning experience with the Suzuki GSX-R1000 after a year in the hot seat as Sylvain Guintoli’s crew chief this season.
“We are delighted to bring Gino into the British Superbike Championship after many successful years of competing at World Championship level,” team boss Curran explained. “We’ll also run Ben Luxton in the Superstock 1000 class.
“We are excited to be working with the new GSX-R1000 as I myself at PCR Performance have been developing the bike since February and we also have the very experienced Ray Stringer on board as superbike crew chief.
“Each year BSB continues to assert itself as the greatest domestic bike series in the world and we are excited to join the paddock in 2018 with riders we know have the ability and focus to develop into winning contenders.
“We have an extensive winter testing schedule so we can come to the first round fighting fit. It is going to be a very interesting and exciting year. We’d like to thank Brad and Dale of Powerslide Motorcycles – UK Suzuki dealer of the year – for supplying the bikes and their continued support.”
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