Alastair Seeley is to join Gearlink Kawasaki as Ben Wilson’s team-mate for the the 2013 British Supersport Championship.
The 33-year-old Irishman, who pipped Kirton rider Wilson to the 2011 title after an amazing season-long battle, joins from Tyco Suzuki after a disappointing season in the British Superbike Championship.
Wilson said: “It will not make any difference to my race preparation whoever my teammate is. I know Seeley is competitive and I expect we will be challenging each other throughout the season – but I will remain focused on the job in hand.”
The new season starts at Brands Hatch on April 7.