BSB: Seeley finds home at WD40 Superstock effort

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Former National Superstock 1000 champion Alastair Seeley will return to the production-based series this year after securing a last minute deal with the GR Motorsport squad.

With a planned ride in the British Supersport/GP2 class having fallen through, Seeley was looking for a ride just two weeks ago but has agreed a deal with Brent Gladwin’s WD40 Kawasaki outfit to run in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in Stauff Quick Connect Academy colours.

“I am very happy to be joining Team WD-40/Stauff Quick Connect Academy aboard the Kawasaki ZX-10RR for another go at the Superstock 1000 Championship that I won in 2009 and was runner-up in 2015.

“A new team and crew is an exciting prospect and one I can’t wait to get involved with. The bike proved itself last year with a win and a lap record and with more performance for 2018 and a determined flyweight rider like myself on board then things are looking good.

“I hope to get testing underway in the next few weeks at UK tracks to familiarise ourselves with current temperatures and conditions that resemble what we could be faced with at round one come Easter weekend.” 

Seeley will also once again take on the North West 200 again this year, where he holds the record as the most winning rider, with the Tyco BMW and EHA Racing teams in the 1000cc and 600cc classes respectively. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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