Chris Walker returns to Kawasaki standing in for the injured Simon Andrews at Oulton Park BSB round this weekend.
Up until this weekend Walker had been running race by race on a budget privateer entry. Speaking about the opportunity on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki, Walker enthused: "It's been a lot of fun riding my privateer bike so far this year with the help of Ray Stringer. I have been offered a fantastic opportunity in joining Nick Morgan at the MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for a round or two while Simon Andrews is out with a broken ankle.”
The ‘Stalker’ is a well-known Kawasaki rider and has put in some incredibly rides including the well-cheered victory in World Superbikes at a wet Assen in 2006 where he came from dead last to take the win and his two runner-up finishes in the British championship in 1998 and 1999 onboard the ZX-7RR.
He added: “It's a ride I had chased hard for in the winter for 2010 so it's great to actually get the chance to ride the ZX-10R. I have always had a good relationship with Kawasaki so I want to go out there and do the best I can. It's a factory that I have enjoyed a lot of success with over the years.”
British Superbike team boss Nick Morgan welcomed Walker: "It's great to have the Stalker back in Green, we were very close to signing him over the winter and hopefully he can make the best use of this opportunity. It's good for the team as he offers another perspective on the bike and we know the bike is in a position where he can concentrate on racing it. It's also great for the fans as he's always been such a popular rider, maybe we'll see some green wigs at Oulton!"