The Motorcycle Live Show is none other than "BSB Day". A day dedicated exclusively to BSB British Superbike, where teams and riders announce their plans for the next season. Albeit in a different way, without public in attendance, within hours of Bradley Ray's announcement with Rich Energy OMG Racing, the FS-3 Racing Team has formalized the agreement with Lee Jackson and Rory Skinner for 2021. Both will debut the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR model.
Lee Jackson a guarantee
After a successful two years in SuperStock 1000 in the UK, Lee Jackson returned full time to the UK top class last year. Even with an uncomfortable teammate like Danny Buchan, the man from Lincoln was in good form, at times being much more competitive than his friend-rival. Having concluded the season in eighth position, with a third place in Race 3 at Oulton Park as best result, these performances earned him a reconfirmation for the coming year. The duo consisting of Lee Jackson and FS-3 Racing will therefore be preparing to continue a collaboration that has been going on since 2018.
“After my strongest season in the British Superbike class to date – declared Lee Jackson – getting the opportunity to stay with the same team and crew for 2021 was a great option and something I knew I wanted to do. The news of a new Kawasaki ZX-10RR for the 2021 race season is awesome and after seeing the bike in the flesh I’m even more excited!”
Debut for Rory Skinner
Having lost Danny Buchan, the team headed by Nigel Snook has decided to invest in youngsters with the arrival of Rory Skinner. After a past spent in the CEV, Red Bull Rookies Cup and British Talent Cup (with the title won in 2018), in 2020 the Scotsman literally dominated the British SuperSport 600 season. Riding the YZF-R6 of Team Tysers Yamaha he racked up ten wins (!!) and a single second place in twelve races. An impressive show of form, all at just 19 years old. Now, the youngest champion in British SS600 history will prepare to make his British Superbike debut.
“I’m delighted to be joining FS-3 Racing Kawasaki! – said Skinner – From the minute I met Darren and Nigel I clicked with them and feel that they are the right team for me at this stage in my career. They’re a relatively young team but they’ve already proven to be race winners and like me are very ambitious. Everyone knows how good the ZX-10RR is and having seen the new bike up close I have no doubt it will be even better in 2021. Kawasaki UK are right behind the project and I can’t wait to get out and start testing properly in April.”