South Australia’s David Johnson will contest the Pirelli National 1000 Championship in 2014 with PR Kawasaki. Joining him in the PR Kawasaki squad will be double National Superstock champion Keith Farmer who rejoins the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship grid this season after signing for the Liverpool-based PR Kawasaki team.
Northern Irishman Farmer won consecutive National Superstock 600 and 1000 titles in 2011 and 2012 respectively before progressing to the MCE BSB class last season, scoring a best result of fourth place at Knockhill. However the Superbike rookie was forced to miss out on the final three rounds of the season and is now recharged after signing for the PR Kawasaki team and ready to prove himself in the premier class.
David Johnson will contest the Pirelli National 1000 Championship; the Australian was a race winner last season and is determined to target the 2014 title.
Farmer said: “It is really great for me to be back in the Superbike Championship this year and also to ride a Kawasaki again as I have already had some previous experience already to build on. My debut season was tough, especially coming from winning two Superstock titles, because it is a big step up. I had a best result of fourth and then I started pushing myself too hard, but this season is a fresh start for me and I want to get consistent results and improve throughout the season. I want to be aiming for the top ten and I intend to chip away and give the team some strong results throughout the year.”
Johnson added: “I very happy to be back with PR Racing. They have so much experience and know exactly what I need to get results, both mentally and mechanically. I am currently training hard back here in Australia and I’m very excited for the year ahead!”
Team manager John Jameson concluded: “It is fantastic to welcome Keith to the team. He has already proven himself to be a real talent by winning two titles consecutively in both classes of Superstock and with experience of the Kawasaki already under his belt we believe that together we can have a strong 2014 season. It is also great for us to be working with David again and build on the relationship we already have together.”