Paul Jordan lands RAF Kawasaki ride for 2020 Isle of Man TT

Paul Jordan will switch to the RAF Regular & Reserves team for the upcoming roads season, including 2020 Isle of Man TT and North West 200

Gary Johnson - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki

RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki has announced the signing of Paul Jordan for its 2020 roads campaign on the Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

The Northern Irishman is a former 125cc British Championship winner but has focused on the roads in recent years, with the upcoming Isle of Man TT foray set to make his fourth appearance at the classic Manx event.

For 2020 though Jordan will ride a Lee Hardy Racing-prepared Kawasaki ZX-10RR in the Superbikes and Superstock classes, plus the Lightweight class where he was a top five finisher in 2019. He will also contest the Supersport races on Yamaha R6 machinery after the team swapped to it from the Triumph Daytona it used in 2019.

“I’m over the moon to have signed for the RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team and although last season had a few ups and downs, there were also plenty of positives and that’s what I’m aiming to build upon.

“Having parted ways with my pervious team at the end of last year, I was a bit apprehensive about the season ahead but when Lee put the offer on the table, it was an easy decision to make. I like what the team has done in BSB with Jake Dixon and Ryan Vickers and the ethos of the team in nurturing young riders appealed to me greatly.”

“They both progressed greatly after joining the team which is obviously what I’m hoping will apply to me as well and although I need to believe in myself a little bit more, with the team’s support and the bikes they’ll be supplying me, I’m confident that will be the case – the standard of the team is second to none.

“Last year’s NW200 and TT went well in their own right but I was also a bit frustrated as I didn’t feel like I did myself justice, particularly at the TT, so I know there’s plenty more to come and with the Kawasaki and Yamaha at my disposal, I’ll be aiming high in 2020.”

A leading team in the British Superbike Championship, this will be RAF Regular & Reserves sixth season on the roads. Last year it scored one top ten finish in the Superbike class, plus two top ten finishes in the Supersport category.