Former World Superbike star Jakub Smrz will return to the British Superbike Championship in 2018 after re-signing with the PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW team.
Smrz was a consistent points scorer for the Liverpool-based squad last season with the highlight of the year coming at Silverstone when he took their best ever BSB result with a top five finish. The team now has the additional boost of support from new partner, Bowker BMW in Preston.
"I’m very happy to be staying with PR Racing for another year so I need to say thank you to John and Julian for the opportunity,” Smrz said. “Last season we started from zero but improved throughout the season and scored some good results and I felt very happy and comfortable with the team.
“Last year we had some highs and lows, but we found a lot of areas we can work on and it’s great to stay on the same bike and build on our experiences. We had a very positive test in December so we have already started to develop and improve some of those areas and I can’t wait to get back to Spain and get our 2018 season started."
The squad will also field a two-pronged attack in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship with Sam Coventry and Luke Hedger.