BSB: Colin Wright to head up Halsall Racing squad

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Legendary team boss Colin Wright will return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship later this year as he takes on the role of team manager with the Halsall Racing squad.

The former GSE Racing boss is one of the most successful team bosses in BSB history having taken titles with the likes of Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson, Gregorio Lavilla, Shane Byrne and Leon Camier.

Wright was introduced to Martin Halsall by former British and World Champion Neil Hodgson, and after spending time with the Halsall squad and Tommy Bridewell at the last round at Brands Hatch Indy as well as last week’s Oulton Park test, he will take on the mantle of team manager from Knockhill in July.   

“I am very excited to be coming back to BSB, particularly now I’ve met Martin,” he said. “It was all thanks to Neil Hodgson who introduced us, and to be honest I wish we’d done it sooner as I instantly gelled with Martin.

“He’s already got the infrastructure in place but I believe together we can really work hard and push boundaries with the Suzuki. For me, it’s a new challenge but I relish a challenge, and I now want to add Suzuki to the list of manufacturers I’ve won with.

“I’m delighted that Martin has given me the opportunity to return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. I am confident that I can fulfil what Martin is looking for, and I can’t wait to get back into the paddock and start building what we believe can be a winning team.”

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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