Superstock champion Seeley to graduate to BSB

Relentless Suzuki confirms that Alistair Seeley will graduate to the British Superbike Championship for the 2010 season
Having stormed to the National Superstock 1000 title this season, Alastair Seeley is to move up to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship for the 2010 campaign.

Seeley, who beat defending champion Steve Brogan to the Superstock crown, will remain with the same Relentless Suzuki team that carried him to the title.

The Irish Superbike champion also competed in the final two BSB rounds of the year at Silverstone and Oulton Park, taking a top ten finish in the former while riding an Evo specification Superbike.

"It is a great opportunity for me to move up to Superbike after dominating the Superstock class in 2009 and I think that BSB is the next natural step for me,” Seeley told the official BSB website. “I had a taster on the Evo bike at Silverstone and then had a go on the full-blown Superbike at Oulton Park, and although that didn't go completely according to plan at least I now know what I am up against.

"The team have a testing programme in place and it looks like that will kick off in March so now I am training hard with cardio and boxing to get myself in the best possible fitness before we begin testing.

"I haven't really put a target on the season, but I think if I can use Ian's (Lowry) performance this year as a marker as that was his first season, then I have a good starting point. I need to thank Philip and Hector Neill for giving me the opportunity and also Suzuki GB and of course Relentless."

Seeley's team-mate is set to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

December 01, 2009 10:36 PM

Been watching racing pretty much for ever. This boy is the real deal. And he's absolutely ruthless, he makes a plan and sticks to it. 3 years ago he went to England with a plan stuck to it, now he's Superstock Champion. Over here he tested the Superbike on a track he knows well what happens? He whallops Lowry, Watanabe and Laverty on the same bike. In Wannaroo he's just run at the front and on the pace with Andrews, Rae, Lowrey and Laverty. TAS will up their game at the TT no doubt but not with Seeley, he only does the Northwest 200. I've been going on about giving the British guys a chance in BSB, now lets hope Richard Cooper gets his chance too. Hodgson will be the let down though Stevo.

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