William Dunlop signs deal with MMS Kawasaki

The 30-year-old will be between the hedges and on track next season

MSS PERFORMANCE and Colchester Kawasaki will be supporting road racing star William Dunlop in the International road races along with the Pirelli National Superstock Championship. 

30-year-old Dunlop will be contesting the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix Superstock races on a specially prepared Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Superstock machine tuned by the renowned MMS squad. 

The new 2016 machine is already in the race development stage and as part of the deal, Dunlop will also be racing in the National Superstock Championship which runs alongside the British Superbike events. 

MMS Team Owner Nick Morgan has dubbed the revised 2016 ZX-10R to be 'even more potent' despite taking the National Superstock series crown for the last two season. 

Dunlop explained his decision to go with MSS Performance: 'If I'm really honest I wasn't too sure about Superstock but when I heard we had the option of running with Nick and understood the whole package I became really positive.

'I'm excited to be doing it properly with testing and some BSB rounds which will mean I'll be sharp for the TT. Chris Dowds of CD Racing sorted the deal and as we both know Nick and his guys have fantastic knowledge and data on the ZX-10R in this spec.

'It's been a long time since I've been in green and that was an old MSS ZX-6R which was great bike. The team seem a really relaxed group to deal with and that's just how I like to go racing!'

Nick Morgan, MSS Owner, added: 'With the arrival of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R, 2016 is the perfect timing for the MSS Colchester Kawasaki Team to return with William Dunlop. We are looking forward to a full testing programme along with some wild card entries in Superstock 1000 in BSB with William which I feel is essential to be competitive at the major road events.

'With more riders combining short circuit with the roads, gone are the days of just rocking up and being competitive. The lads are race sharp and in a short circuit frame of mind, and this I feel is exactly where we need to be with William and the team.

'I would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Gregory of Colchester Kawasaki for all his help and support in getting MSS Colchester Kawasaki back on track, after what has been a character building absence for a few years to say the least!'