NEW TEAM TO JOIN BRITISH SUPERBIKE GRID LINE-UP AT OULTON PARK

Poole progresses to MCE BSB from the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class

Poole progresses to MCE BSB from the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship will feature a new team on the grid from the next round of the season at Oulton Park on 9/10/11 August as the QBSD Motorsport team haS announced that Jamie Poole will move into the premier class for the second half of the season.

The Kettering based team which also operates in the prestigious Spanish CEV Repsol Championship, has big aspirations in only their first season as QBSD Motorsport, but with the combined experience of Mark Quelch and Poole they are determined to succeed and have long term goals for the Superbike class.

Poole has been a contender in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship this season, however the team have decided to make the progression into the Superbike class at the halfway point of their campaign in order to build foundations for next season and are feeling determined ahead of their MCE BSB debut.

The QBSD Motorsport team are ready to step up to MCE British Superbike

The QBSD Motorsport team are ready to step up to MCE British Superbike

Poole said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to progress and to move into the Superbike class; it has been an aspiration of mine since I started racing and it is for most of the riders in this paddock. We are a new team and after a frustrating start to the Superstock season we decided that we should make the step as the benefits for our partners are so much more in the top class. I hope that it will actual inspire some other riders and teams too as we have seen from Halsall Racing and GBmoto that you can make the progression and with hard work get results.

“At Oulton Park we will obviously been in at the deep end, but sometimes that is the best way to be. I look on this season as laying some foundations for the future in the Championship. We will be more Stock based than some of the other teams, but with the Motec ECU, the new slick 17 inch Pirelli tyres that will become mandatory next year, and some new front forks that really is the main difference. There is a perception that it takes more than that but the technical rules make it easy to move up and for us this challenge is what we need to take the team to the next level,” added Poole.

Mark Quelch concluded: “The team moving into the Superbike Championship was something that was mentioned at Snetterton and it soon gained momentum. We investigated all avenues of bike and rider but we decided to stay with the ZX10 and Jamie. This enables the team to get valuable experience in the class with a view of bringing in a higher profile rider next year. We are very excited but realise the transition is going to be very hard work.”

The team will continue to field Australians Bryce Van Hoof and Benjamin Currie in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championships respectively.

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