With the 2018 British Superbike championship fast approaching and winter testing in full swing, we thought we'd give a quick rundown of rider line-up changes for the coming season.
In truth many of the riders are staying put in 2018 with Be Wiser Ducati, Honda Racing and JG Speedfit Kawasaki retaining their 2017 line-ups. Josh Brookes and James Ellison have swapped teams but stick with Yamaha R1's after contrasting 2017 campaigns. Joining Josh Brookes at Mcams Yamaha is the returning Tarran Mackenzie, after an unsuccessful foray into the Moto2 paddock.
Richard Cooper returns to BSB after a strong performance in the National Superstock 1000 in 2017 and will be hoping to push on aboard the new GSXR 1000 Suzuki alongside promising youngster, Bradley Ray. Taylor Mackenzie also returns, after an injury hit end to last season aboard the Moto Rapido Ducati. He replaces John Hopkins who's injuries have ruled him out of the 2018 season.
Making their debuts this season are; Sylvain Barrier who has had success in the European Superstock 1000, Kyle Ryde, stepping onto the Superbike after strong previous performances in British Supersport and Gino Rea, who moves from World Supersport to contest his first season in BSB.