MSS Performance to Run Official Kawasaki Superstock Effort in 2020.
After supporting Kawasaki Motors UK as Team Green Technical Partner for the previous three seasons, MSS Performance will make an eagerly anticipated return to the paddock in a racing capacity next year.
MSS Performance has announced that it will run the official Superstock 1000 entry for Kawasaki Motors UK and Team Green. Built around a two-rider squad, the team will be challenging for race wins at every opportunity.
Experienced Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR rider and previous race winner, Chrissy Rouse will look to go one step further and aim for championship success under the banner of the highly regarded Colchester based operation.
“I’m thrilled to be staying on the Kawasaki after really getting to grips with the Ninja ZX-10RR and having a strong finish to the season this year,” said Rouse. “I’m keen to get 2020 underway, I think that we have all the ingredients to have a successful campaign. I’m really grateful for the support of Kawasaki, MSS & all the sponsors who are making it happen.”
Joining Rouse will be 2019 Superstock 1000 podium finisher, Tom Ward. Relishing the chance for a first Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR ride, the upcoming season couldn’t arrive soon enough for Ward.
“I’m so excited to be joining MSS Performance and Team Green Kawasaki, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of being a part of! The team looks like great fun, and it’s mega to have Chrissy as a teammate as we are good friends. We have all the tools to have a successful season, I have a good relationship with the guys from K-tech & I have run their products for the last 5 years, so this will help me massively. I just want to say a massive thank you to Nick & Ross for giving me this amazing opportunity,” said Ward.
Officially returning to BSB after several years, Kawasaki stalwart Nick Morgan, cannot wait to get the wheels turning with an extensive testing programme before what is sure to be a competitive season of racing.
“After a 7-year absence from the BSB paddock, we are extremely excited to be coming back in 2020 as the Official Kawasaki Motors UK Superstock 1000 entry. Having signed Chrissy and Tom, I believe we have every opportunity to fight for the Championship.”
Ross Burridge, the racing boss at Kawasaki UK, is confident that the new team has the potential to be on the podium throughout the 2020 season. “Having worked with Nick when he ran his team, and more recently as our official technical partner, I am so happy to see him come back with a bang for next season!” Burridge added, “The rider line up is very strong, and with Nick’s unrivalled experience with the Ninja ZX-10RR, I’m sure they will be battling at the front of the field straight from the off.”