As they continue to grow further and aim for higher spots in the ranking, Lee Hardy Racing has today formalized Ryan Vickers’ contract renewal, in view of the BSB British Superbike 2021 season. An agreement between the parties reached in recent weeks where the talented 21-year-old will race under the banner of the RAF (Royal Air Force) for the third consecutive time, riding the brand new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.
The 2018 champion of the British SuperStock 600, native of Thetford, reached the BSB with the chevron of a “predestined” replacement for Jake Dixon. Ryan Vickers, however, experienced an extremely fluctuating first two years: ups and downs and numerous slips. Leaving behind a 2020 lacking in satisfaction – ending in a 15th place with a paltry 45 points – in the upcoming season, the imperative of this 21-year-old is to improve in this respect, if possible, trying to battle again for the top positions. With the all-new Ninja ZX-10RR at his disposal, the prerequisites for reaching the podium in the UK top class are all there.
“I’m really happy to compete with the same team for the third consecutive year,” Ryan Vickers said. “I enjoy working with them and, in 2021, I’ll be involved in developing the new Kawasaki ZX-10RR. Together we reached a fifth place, which represents my best result in the BSB. So my goal for 2021 will be to continue making progress in Superbike.”
Rollo in Stock 1000
Not only BSB, since Lee Hardy Racing has decided to expand its project also within the British SuperStock 1000, where it will give another Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR to the expert Lewis Rollo. A permanent presence in the category, he recently had a wonderful season riding an Aprilia (with a victory also in Oulton Park) and, in 2021, he’ll flat-out go on a quest for the title, in the hope of making the leap into the BSB 2022.