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In-demand Rory Skinner to ride new Kawasaki ZX-10RR in 2021 BSB

Nineteen-year old 2020 British Supersport Champion Rory Skinner steps up to British Superbikes alongside Lee Jackson at FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

Rory Skinner - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

British Supersport Champion Rory Skinner will step up to the British Superbike Championship next season after penning a deal with FS-3 Racing to ride the new generation Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

Skinner became the youngest ever BritishSSP title-winner in 2020 in utterly dominant fashion, winning 10 of the 12 races to clinch the championship crown just a week after he turned 19.

As such, he says he received a lot of offers to step into the WorldSSP Championship for 2021 but has instead opted to stay on British soil and follow the Superbike route with FS-3 Racing.

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The official Kawasaki UK supported BSB entry, Skinner will ride the newly-introduced Kawasaki ZX-10RR and compete alongside Lee Jackson, who was retained after finishing eighth in his return campaign this year.

“I’m delighted to be joining FS-3 Kawasaki,” Rory said. “From the minute I met Darren and Nigel I clicked with them and feel that they are the right team for me at this stage in my career. They’re a relatively young team but they’ve already proven to be race winners and, like me, are very ambitious.

“There were several options to go to world supersport in 2021 but BSB is the toughest and most prestigious national championship in the world and racing here can only help me develop as a rider. Everyone knows how good the ZX-10RR is and having seen the new bike up close I have no doubt it will be even better in 2021. Kawasaki UK are right behind the project and I can’t wait to get out and start testing properly in April.

“Before then I am planning to do some track days to get used to the extra power of the 1000cc bike, and the feeling from the Pirelli slicks. I’ve already got a ZX-10R practice bike and I’m looking to get out as soon as possible to spin some laps before the official tests.”