FS-3 Racing Kawasaki retain Rory Skinner, Lee Jackson for 2022 BSB

FS-3 Racing retains Kawasaki UK factory backing for the 2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) season, plus the services of Lee Jackson and Rory Skinner

Rory Skinner - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki

FS-3 Racing Kawasaki will head into the 2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) with an unchanged rider line-up after sealing a new deal with both Lee Jackson and Rory Skinner.

Jackson entered into a second BSB campaign with FS-3 Racing in 2021 having been promoted from its National Superstock 1000 effort in 2020, while British Supersport Champion Skinner joined him for a rookie campaign on the latest generation Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

Both riders have stepped foot on the BSB podium this year, Jackson doing so during the penultimate round of the season at Oulton Park, while teenager Skinner asserted his status as one of Britain’s top motorcycling talents by claiming a pair of second place results on home soil at Knockhill in only his second BSB event.

“We have enjoyed watching FS-3 Racing grow as a team with Nigel and Darren throwing everything into it over the past few years,” said Head of Marketing Ross Burridge. “We are delighted to reward them with official status for a further season and look forward to seeing how both Lee and Rory will develop in 2022. 

“It's a long winter break approaching, but luckily we have a lot of work to do in order to continue the development of the Ninja ZX-10RR Superbike so we come out fighting for race wins in 2022!"

Though neither Jackson nor Skinner quite made it into the eight-way Title Showdown - the second consecutive season a Kawasaki rider has failed to do so - FS-3 Racing will retain backing from the manufacturer’s UK arm for 2022.

“We have developed a strong relationship with Kawasaki UK over the years and are delighted to be continuing into 2022," added Nigel Snook, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki Team Owner. "Representing Kawasaki officially in the British Superbike Championship brings with it high expectations all round and we enjoy the challenge, both on the track and behind the scenes. 

‘’Sticking with the same riders for next season provides important continuity within the team. After some disappointments and several very close finishes, Lee has had a strong end to the season and demonstrated his considerable riding skills in wet conditions at Donington, and we’re confident he’ll be a serious front-runner next year.

"Rory had a great weekend at Knockhill scoring two remarkable second places, and with a year of experience, we are sure he’ll take a big step forward next year!”

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