By Christian Tiburtius
One of the most exciting pairings in the 2013 BSB paddock is the new Gearlink Kawasaki line-up of Ben Wilson and Alastair Seeley in the British Supersport class.
The pair provided one of the most thrilling BSS seasons ever when they battled 'bar-to-'bar for the 2011 title - including a memorable moment, when Seeley had to elbow Wilson's bike off his own at the season-closing Brands Hatch decider.
That was while racing for different teams, but this season they will both be in the same pit garage, so it's fair to say that some great racing is anticipated.
caught up with both riders to get their perspective on the upcoming season. The first interview is with 2011 champion Seeley, switching back to BSS - and new to Gearlink - after spending last season in BSB.
for part two, with Ben Wilson).
We remember the incredible racing in the 2011 BSS season, how do you feel about 2013 and being in the same team as Ben Wilson?
We'll want to be starting where we left off, at the sharp end. Ben's already stated that what happened in 2011, he won't allow to happen again, but I've got different ideas.
It'll just make it more competitive having 2 strong riders in one team and I think that's why Michael [De Bidaph - team principal] asked for my services, we're going to be pushing each other on to the front.
This season in BSS looks to be particularly competitive, which are the riders you'll be looking out for?
Stuart Easton, Scott Smart, Glenn Richards, who's already a double BSS champion, and Billy McConnell who finished the year off strong. The depth of field is massive and I think it's the class to watch for next year. It looks like it's going to be a case of having to get the elbows out for next season.
Do you feel that you are joining 'Ben Wilson's team'?