‘Unfinished business’ sees Wilson return to British Supersport

Ben Wilson.
Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson is to make a welcome return to the British Supersport championship, remaining with Gearlink Kawasaki for another term.

The Kirton rider transferred to the British Superbike championship in 2014, but only scored a handful of points and never really gelled with the bike.

Wilson got the call from team manager Michael de Bidaph on Friday to talk about him remaining with the team, and he said he would prefer to ride the Supersport bike as he has had so much success on it in the past.

“I have unfinished business in the Supersport championship and the Gearlink Kawasaki machine is a proven winner,” Wilson said.

“I had the pleasure of riding it again at Bishopscourt a couple of weeks ago and was immediately back on the pace.

“Supersport is where I belong and I am delighted to be riding for Norma and Michael de Bidaph once again.

“I will be going all out to win the championship for them next year and am keen to get my pre-season testing underway early next year.”

The team have already re-signed Glenn Irwin and both riders will be challenging for race wins in 2015.

Michael de Bidaph said: “Whilst we had so much interest for the second Supersport ride from talented riders, Ben has been an integral part of the team, recording our very first win in 2009.

“Ben and I have a very special relationship, which is seldom to be found in any race team; it is only natural that I want Ben to be happy in the class that he will be riding in.”