Magic Bullet Two Wheel Racing has confirmed it will make its first appearance in the British Superbike paddock with a total of four riders competing over three classes.
The team will prepare two bikes for the Superstock 1000 category and a bike in Superstock 600, in addition to the Suzuki GSX-R1000 it will enter in the inaugural British Superbike Evo category.
Fronting the Superbike effort will be Michael Howarth, who joins the team having raced selected rounds of the 2009 season with the STP-JHS MV Agusta team.
“The team is really proactive and I think the new Evo class will suit me. We are due to test soon at Oulton Park as I've never ridden a Suzuki before, but I know if I pull my finger out I can go really well. I can't wait to get racing.”
Additionally, David Haire and Dan Brill will make up the team's Superstock line-up, while Nikki Coates will ride the Superstock 600 bike.
“Obviously every team sets out to win and we are no exception,” said team manager Dave Tyson. “We are determined to be challenging for the honours from the very start. Magic Bullet Two Wheel Racing wants to develop young talent in Britain and with the set-up we have we feel we can do that.
“We have a defined route for them to take from Junior Superstock 600cc, to 1000cc Superstock class and then on to the Evo class. We'd like to think a rider can come to us and over a number of seasons progress to where he wants to be. I'd like to see Magic Bullet Two Wheel Racing providing the foundations of many successful race careers.”
Howarth is replacing Kenny Gilbertson in the team after he was originally announced as its rider last month.