McConnell moves to FS-3 Racing ahead of Silverstone

Australian Billy McConnell will line up on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid for the opening round of the season at Silverstone this weekend (April 8/9/10) after signing for the all-new FS-3 Racing team ahead of their debut in the series.

Former Supersport champion McConnell has been a podium finisher in MCE BSB before and the Australian is now relishing the chance to return to Kawasaki machinery to campaign the former title-winning PBM machine.

McConnell said: "I really didn't want to miss this season and after speaking with the team at FS-3, I instantly knew it was the right fit for me. I am just as excited as the team and crew are about the new season and we are all really enthusiastic about making this new team a force for the future.

"This Kawasaki finished second in the championship last year and with the crew they have on board too it is now down to me. I can't explain how excited I am for this opportunity so let's get this show on the road!"

Team owner Nigel Snook commented: "Well that was down to the wire! We were a bit late to the party setting up the team and Darren Fry and I have been working on FS-3 rider options all winter. Luke Quigley did a fantastic stand-in job for us at last week's tests but when we heard that Billy was available it didn't take long to complete the team line-up.

"All of the team think that Billy is a perfect fit with the way we want to go about things. We're all really excited by the challenge of completing in MCE BSB starting this weekend at Silverstone.''

Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2016