Suzuki dealership Powerslide Motorcycles will make its British Superbike debut at the final round of the 2020 season, campaigning a GSX-R1000 with experienced pilot Bjorn Estment on board.
Involved in British championship racing and the BSB paddock for many years, the team at Powerslide Motorcycles - base in Stoke-on-Trent - have always held the desire to enter the blue ribband superbike class.
Together with partners Catfoss Modular and Rich Energy, the team is motivated make a memorable and enjoyable debut into the series
Dealer principal and team owner Brad Clarke said ahead of the team's debut, "We have been involved in BSB for a long time with teams like OMG and Hawk Racing. When we were presented with the opportunity to have our own superbike on the grid in the best domestic series in the world there was only ever going to be one choice. But it is quite surreal.
"We know Bjorn as a rider has potential to score points but this weekend is about him gaining some consistency and confidence so we can build from there.
"A massive thanks to Paul Curran of Rich Energy and Steve Hicken at Hawk Racing that have helped turn this project around in such a short space of time. We want to enjoy our first superbike weekend and show that we can put a bike out there that has the potential. The Suzuki GSX-R has shown its pedigree and with the people we have around us I know we can be competitive."
Estment added, "I am really excited and very grateful to Powerslide Motorcycles and Catfoss for this opportunity moving forward. It has been a tough year and I count myself very fortunate in getting a chance like the one that has been presented to me for the final round. It fills me with loads of confidence to be receiving the tech support through the Powerslide squad from the likes of Hawk Racing.
"I love Brands Hatch and always enjoy every lap of the magnificent GP layout. The plan is to keep it simple, understand the tools we have at our disposal and most importantly have a lot of fun finishing off the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike season."