Melissa Paris will make her Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship debut at the Brands Hatch season finale, it has been confirmed, with a view to making a full-time switch in 2011.
The American is currently competing in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series, but will cross the Atlantic to sample British Supersports aboard a Motodex Yamaha YZF-R6, which has been acquired from SMR Performance.
From here, Paris will decide whether to follow in the wheeltracks of John Hopkins and Jake Zemke and make the full-time switch to the British racing scene in 2012.
"I am so excited to ride the Motodex Performance First Yamaha R6,” she told the BSB website “I know that learning a new circuit on the fly will be a challenge but I look forward to it. I owe a huge thanks to HT Moto and Yamaha and all of my sponsors here in the US for being so supportive as well as Tony Dexter for putting together this incredible opportunity for me."
Paris, who rides an HT Moto Yamaha in the United States, is currently 25th in the standings with a best result of 16th at Miller Motorsports Park.