JG Speedfit are to sponsor Newcastle-based bike racer, Joe Burns, in the Metzeler Superstock 1000 National Championship in April this year.
The biker will hit the circuits riding a Kawasaki ZX10R in is his first full season after sitting out most of 2012 recovering from an operation.
The build-up to the season has already started for Burns and his team, with the first test planned for early March; the season starts for real at Brands Hatch on April 12, 2013.
Mike Riseley, UK director of sales at JG Speedfit, said: “We are delighted to support Joe in 2013. We have enjoyed significant success with sponsorship in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and plan to do the same in motorcycle racing. Joe is clearly a talented rider who will be a great brand ambassador for Speedfit.”
Burns’ motorcycle racing career includes participation in the British 1000 Superstock Championship from 2010 to 2012; participation in the British 600 Superstock Championship in 2008 and 2009 and being a part of the North East Motorcycle Racing Club from 2004 to 2006.