Aaron Zanotti will return to the British Superbike grid in 2010 after becoming the latest rider to confirm his plans to challenge for the inaugural Evo title.

In what will be his fourth season of British Superbike racing, Zanotti will ride a Suzuki GSX-R1000 under the Red Viper Spike banner.

Marking a return to Suzuki machinery for the former National Superstock front runner, Zanotti is looking forward to rejoining the fray and battling it out amongst some stiff competition.

"I'm really pleased to be in BSB again, and excited at the prospect of having a really competitive bike in the Evo class," he said. "There are a lot of unknowns with three new makes spicing things up but I'm hoping to make my mark in the first ever Evo season. I'm glad to be back on a Suzuki this year having had a lot of success on them in the past, finishing runner-up in Superstock in 2006.

"The introduction of Evo has been a godsend for us," added Neil (Spike) Bamford. "We have been able to build a bike for Aaron, on a sensible budget, that could be capable of winning races.

"Although we don't really know how the Aprilia, BMW and KTM are going to perform on the track in Evo guise, we believe Suzuki's GSXR1000 K10 will be the strongest package over all. We're all delighted to have Ady Butterworth with us this year as Team Manager; he and Aaron have worked together really well in the past and his knowledge and enthusiasm are invaluable."

Zanotti is the 12th rider to enter the Evo ranks, and the 32nd BSB contender overall.

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