BSB: Lee Hardy Racing confirms Ryan Vickers for 2021 season with Lewis Rollo in Superstock

Ryan Vickers is joined by Lewis Rollo (Superstock) at Lee Hardy Racing
Ryan Vickers is joined by Lewis Rollo (Superstock) at Lee Hardy Racing

Ryan Vickers will race for Lee Hardy Racing for the third consecutive season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Vickers joined the team in 2019 after clinching the 2018 Junior Superstock title and enjoyed a best result of fifth last season – his best BSB result so far. He also secured three further top 10 finishes during a bright spell at the beginning of his campaign. Injury ruled him out of the final round at Brands Hatch.

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“I am really excited to be riding for the team again and it is amazing to be continuing our relationship for the third consecutive year,” Vickers said. “I really enjoy working with the team and I am excited to be involved with developing the new Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

“We have had some great results together as a team; last year we got a fifth place, my best result in the Superbike class, I am still learning the Superbike and I want to keep progressing this year. I have been working hard throughout the winter and will be more than ready come the first official test in April.”

The team has also signed Lewis Rollo for their Pirelli National Superstock 1000 efforts. Rollo enjoyed his best campaign last year, finishing the 2020 season third overall. Rollo won and podiumed at Oulton Park and secured a further podium at Donington Park.

“I am really pleased to announce that I will be joining Lee Hardy Racing and the team for the 2021 Superstock Championship,” Rollo commented. “I have known Lee since I was 12-years-old and have always followed the team’s progress. Last year I had an amazing season, and I learnt a lot; I want to build on that this year and keep progressing.

“This year stepping onto the Kawasaki, I’m hoping to take that next step forward and try to win the Championship before hopefully moving up to BSB with Lee Hardy Racing. I can’t wait to get started with the team and get out on the new 2021Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. I would like to say a huge thanks to the team for the opportunity and to all my sponsors for making this possible.”

Lee Hardy Racing will be using the all-new 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR in both classes and are planning to unveil their new livery via an official team launch later in the year.

“The 2021 season looks set to be an exciting one for the team as we mark our eighth year in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship,” team owner Lee Hardy added. “Ryan remaining in the team means we have continuity, which is so important in racing, but at the same time we need consistency from him this season. We have already taken delivery of two 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR’s and we are looking forward to debuting them on track.

“In the Superstock class, we have Lewis joining the team, Lewis has really impressed me with his performances in the championship, especially last year, so we are excited to see what he can deliver onboard the new Kawasaki. This is a class that the team first started out in and one which I have always had a passion for.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our team partners as we look ahead to the 25th anniversary season of Bennetts BSB.”

The 2021 BSB season is due to begin at Oulton Park on the second Bank Holiday weekend in May (29-31).

Josh Close

By Josh Close

Sports Reporter and fan of all things motorsport.