21-year-old Jake Dixon will be staying with the team and will be joined 2016 Pirelli National Superstock 600 champion Jordan Weaving who steps up to Superstock 1000 on the Briggs Equipment Kawasaki.
Dixon scored top ten finishes in his rookie season before injury ended his season prematurely, he's now gearing up for the team’s opening test in Spain next week alongside Weaving who makes his debut at the test.
Lee Hardy Racing joined the British Superbike paddock in 2014 and took their first ever BSB class win in their maiden season – since then, they’ve had success both on the short circuits and the roads, most recently achieving a third place in the 2016 Northwest 200.
Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Lee Hardy and his team in 2017. Lee always shows huge enthusiasm and professionalism in his approach to racing and we believe that with two high quality riders onboard, the team will certainly make their mark on both the Superbike and Superstock Championships this season. We wish them the best of luck.”
Team Owner Lee Hardy commented: “It has been a very busy winter for the team; the switch to Kawasaki came about at the last round of the 2016 season so there has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes. The opportunity to partner Kawasaki was too good to pass up and we are very excited for the forthcoming season and this new partnership with Kawasaki. Everyone involved in the team knows this is an exciting opportunity and can’t wait to get to work fully on the bikes at the opening test next week in Spain.
“I have structured our testing programme slightly different to last year and we will begin at the Cartagena test followed by two days at Calafat and then the official MCE BSB test at Donington Park. The official team launch will be the eve of the official test where we will unveil the team’s partners and 2017 livery.”
The first round of the 2017 season takes place at Donington Park on March 30/April 2. For more information, visit: www.britishsuperbike.com
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