Hillier sticks with Quattro Plant Kawasaki for 2014 TT

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TT winner James Hillier will remain with his Quattro Plant Kawasaki team for 2014, as the Hampshire rider looks set to challenge for big bike wins with factory support from Kawasaki.

Staying with the team with which Hillier lifted the 2013 Lightweight TT crown with, the Bournemouth-based team will become the official factory squad for roadracing, as well as continuing to run a to-be-announced two-man team in the MCE British Superbike Championship.

Hillier, who broke into the exclusive 131mph club at TT2013 as well as picking up his inaugural win in the Kawasaki ER-6 dominated Supertwins class, will be looking to take on the dominance of the Hondas as he aims for podiums in the superbike, superstock and supersport class.

With primary sponsor Quattro Plant remaining for the season, team boss, Pete Extance said after the announcement: “To keep James for our roads assault was always the number one priority for us. I am pleased to say that he is really happy where he is and we have already started work on plans to step up our approach yet another gear in 2014. We are also excited to remain in the BSB paddock and are delighted to retain our loyal sponsor Quattro Plant who has been fantastic in their support for us.

Kawasaki UK’s racing coordinator Ross Burridge added: “it’s great news that the team have signed James for 2014. They really are coming of age as a roads team and I have no doubt that they will achieve more podium success with such a popular and proven winner next year. Likewise, it’s great to see the team challenge for BSB honours once again and we wish them every success moving forward.”


Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer