Road and Racing Performance announce two strong British Supersport rider line-up

The Road and Racing Performance team have announced a two rider attack on the British Supersport Championship next season with Sam Coventry returning with the team alongside Joe Thompson who progresses into the class.

22-year-old Coventry remains with the team for a third consecutive season after scoring two podium finishes in last season's Supersport Evo class and is now ready to target consistent top ten finishes.

York-based 17-year-old Thompson will ride the second Kawasaki ZX6R for Road and Race Performance in the Championship, progressing from the HEL British Motostar Championship for 2016 after appearing with the team at the final rounds of last season.

Sam said "I'm really excited to get 2016 underway and I feel I have a very good chance here to show what I can do, my initial aim is to be constantly in the top 10 and progress from there. Can't thank Mark and Alan from Road and Race enough for giving me this opportunity. Bring on 2016"

Joe said "I am really confident to move to such a successful team and I can't wait to start the 2016 season. My aim is to consistently be finishing in the top half and carry on with my progression! Roll on 2016"

Team Manager Mark Hanna said: "I am really looking forward to the 2016 season, Sam's time has come for him to push himself harder and run up inside the top ten and I feel he has learnt a great amount over the past two seasons with Road and Race in the Supersport Evo championship. It's been a massive learning curve for him, but with the new rules for 2016 and everyone on the same level playing field Sam needs to jump up to the next level and run up the sharp end of the class.

"Joe has come from Motostar and raced the last two rounds of Supersport Evo in 2015 - he did a great job and improved his lap times every session. The time I have spent with Joe at the final two rounds proved one thing to me - he is a very confident little rider and wants to learn, which is what it's all about. All in all I am really excited for 2016 for riders; myself and Alan Cook are now flat out developing the new engines for early season testing."

Last updated: Monday, December 7, 2015