STUART EASTON has signed for MSS Colchester Kawasaki to ride the new 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in next year's British Superbike Championship.
The former British Supersport champion and Superbike race winner, who last rode for the official Kawasaki UK squad in 2008, joins the team having departed from Swan Honda, where he finished a strong third place in the 2010 BSB Championship standings.
The 27 year old Scot said, “Ever since I spoke to Paul Bird about the new bike and the opportunity came up to run in the MSS squad I’ve been really excited. I know the team from last time around and they had massive potential which was shown in Simon Andrews rides in 2009.
"Since then I’ve learnt a lot also and have racked-up wins and podiums, so it feels like a good time to be re-uniting. The new bike looks awesome and I’ve been watching the test times from the WSB team, very impressive. I’ll be riding for ‘Birdy’ in Macau, and testing the bike in Aragon in Spain next week, maybe if I’m really lucky I’ll get out on the 2010 bike too. The close relationship between the two squads and exchange of info can only help so all-in-all I’m well happy!”