After his 2020 Superstock 1000 comeback, Danny Kent has high hopes for the 2021 British Superbike championship, where he’ll compete in Buildbase Suzuki colours alongside Gino Rea, who is reconfirmed following an excellent performance last season.
Steve Hicken’s team will also be battling it out in the Superstock 1000 series, aiming for the national title with rider Tim Neave, a frontrunner already last year.
Kent: "I’m aiming for a spot in the Showdown"
Danny Kent has had some tough seasons, both on and off track, but the English rider was brave enough to take a step back in order to relaunch.
“I’m really motivated and happy to be joining the Buildbase Suzuki team. My career has had both the highest highs and the lowest lows in recent years, with 2019 being a particularly low point. Last year I was able to take a step back and I had a good season in Superstock 1000, where I could spend more time learning how to get the best out of a 1000cc machine and prove to people I could still race a bike. I know I still have a lot of learning to do, but I’m setting expectations high and would like to be in the Showdown at the end of the year”.
Rea: "We’ll continue with last year’s work"
Gino Rea will continue on with the same team as last year, having moved over to Buildbase Suzuki to replace injured Keith Farmer following a complicated opening round with team Bike Devil.
“I’m really excited to be staying with Buildbase Suzuki for 2021. After joining them last year and seeing the progress we made, which resulted in leading my first BSB race with them, it’s the perfect scenario to continue together and build on our hard work from last season”.
Translated by Heather Watson