Josh Elliott parts company from Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki

'Due to unforeseen circumstances we are left with no option than to drop out of the Superstock 1000 class and have explained the situation to Josh and his family' - Pete Extance
Northern Ireland's Josh Elliott has lost his ride in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship with Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki.

The team has reduced its four-rider team to three, with teenager Elliott losing out.

Chris Walker and James Hillier will ride for the team in the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2012, with Kyle Wilks [Edit: not Kyle Ryde] riding in Superstock 600.

Team owner Pete Extance explained: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we are left with no option than to drop out of the Superstock 1000 class and have explained the situation to Josh and his family.

“Both parties were aware of the issues for the last few weeks and Josh has been released and we understand is making progress in acquiring another ride for 2012. All at Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki wish Josh the best of luck and hope to work with this up and coming talent in the future.”

The young Irishman graciously accepted the decision and wished the team success for the season ahead.

“I want to thank Joe [Giammasi] and Enzo [Chiarelli], the directors of Pr1mo and also Pete of Bournemouth Kawasaki for their best efforts over the past few weeks to keep my Superstock 1000 ride alive.

“We have spoken a lot since and it is unfortunate that it's not now possible for us to work together this year. I regard them as good friends; I am grateful for their kind wishes and wish Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki riders Chris, James and Kyle all the best for 2012.”

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 2:14 PM

Regardless of the reasons, that was a very professional response from Josh Elliott so I wish him every success with landing a new ride and for the season ahead. If a ride is going to fail (presumably for sponsorship reasons) better for it to happen before the season starts so that hopefully he can secure another ride.

get him a ride - Unregistered

February 23, 2012 3:20 PM

tough luck on elliot,(some say hes the biggest talent to come out of ireland),but after floating about europe a while ,he needs a decent ride in a bsb class,with an experienced stable team,hope he gets a berth somewhere,that would settle him,and develop him

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