Dungannon's Ryan Farquhar will again spearhead Kawasaki's assault on the International and National road races in 2010, with the 33-year old joining forces with MSS Colchester Kawasaki for his Superbike campaign.
Farquhar will use a specially-prepared Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike to race in the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster GP road races whilst he will also continue with his own KMR Kawasaki's in the Supersport and Superstock classes.
Farquhar commented, “I’m really excited about this opportunity, I’ve seen the speed of the MSS bikes during British Superbike this year and the team have been doing really well.
"Nick Morgan has been doing my engines for many years and it’s great to be supported by the team and Kawasaki UK, I can’t wait.
"With the MSS Colchester Kawasaki Superbike and my own KMR team, it promises to be another great season.”
The superbike will run in identical colours to the MSS Colchester Kawasaki British Superbike team whilst the 600cc and Superstock machines will again be in Ryan's familiar orange and black livery.
Farquhar will also continue in the Supertwins national races on his ER-6f and is planning to build a new race bike, based on a Kawasaki motocrosser for the new single-cylinder class for local races.
Double TT winner Farquhar has recently been voted Irish Motorcyclist of the Year after a season that has seen him top the prestigious Duke Road Race rankings and surpass Joey Dunlop’s amazing total of 119 Irish national race wins.
Ryan took 61 race wins and seven road race championships during a busy 2009 race season.
MSS Colchester Kawasaki will create a dedicated Superbike, similar in specification to their British Superbike machines but set-up to cope for with the unique demands of the long distance road circuits.
MSS team owner, Nick Morgan said : "We’re very pleased to be able to announce a full road racing programme with Ryan at the forefront.
"Ryan had a very strong year on the roads and we had a great leap forward in BSB, so it could all come together for a great season.”