The British Superbike Championship will feature a new team in the mix in 2018 as CF Motorsport Yamaha progress to the premier class, signing 20-year-old young gun Kyle Ryde to return to the team.
Ryde and the team start the new season with strong foundations after finishing second in the 2015 British Supersport class together. The Mansfield-based contender returns to domestic action from the World Supersport Championship and after making his BSB debut at the season finale at Brands Hatch, is ready to take on the new challenge.
Ryde said: “I am really happy to have this opportunity to join the CF Motorsport team in BSB next season. We have had success together in the past and I feel that we can go into this season and keep learning and moving forward.
“I had my first experience in Superbike last season and I really want to really take this opportunity and make the most of it. We have time to test and prepare for the new season and because we have worked together before it definitely makes it easier for me in my first season in BSB. I can’t wait to get started.”
Team Owner Craig Fitzpatrick commented: “Everyone involved with the CF Motorsport team are excited to be making the move in to the premier class to join the BSB grid in 2018; it feels like the dream team are back together.
“We are all really looking forward to the new challenge that a change of championship brings and we are delighted and to have Kyle back. BSB is something we have wanted to do now for many years and we now feel it’s time to make the move. As a team we have had already had some of our best times with Kyle and we hope to pick up where we left off in 2015.”