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MSS Kawasaki's BSB future uncertain

'It all depends on budget and I'm not even sure if we'll be doing a full season in the British Superbike Championship to be honest' - Nick Morgan
MSS Kawasaki boss Nick Morgan says he has 'no interest' in running a British Superbike team in 2013 unless he has the budget to make a full commitment to the series.

Morgan revealed his team struggled this season due to financial constraints and although MSS Kawasaki will support Alastair Seeley at the North West 200 plus up and coming young roads talent Dean Harrison and his RC Express Racing team at the NW200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix, MSS Kawasaki's participation in BSB is less certain.

“It all depends on budget and I'm not even sure if we'll be doing a full season in the British Superbike Championship to be honest,” Morgan said.

“It was a pretty tough year with Michael Rutter because we struggled with budget and you can't expect to run a top level rider like Michael in BSB on the budget we had, so it was really hard work and I won't be operating again like that.

“We can do the North West, the TT and the Ulster Grand Prix quite comfortably and be competitive, but unless the money is right for BSB then I'm not even interested in it.”

Morgan, though, is excited by the prospect of former British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley riding his bikes at the North West 200 in 2013.

The Ulster rider has established himself as the man to beat at the international road race in recent seasons and will ride Kawasaki machines for Morgan in the Superbike and Superstock classes.

Seeley switches back to the British Supersport Championship next year with Gearlink Kawasaki after struggling on the Tyco Suzuki in BSB and will also ride the team's ZX6 in the 600cc class at the North West.

He was a hat-trick winner in the Superstock, Superbike 
and Supersport classes at the North West 200 this year and Morgan believes he has the best man for the job as he covets victory in the premier class at the high-profile road race next year.




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shaken - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 5:36 PM

Im afraid to say it but BSB will become like WRC. There will be 2 or maybe 3 teams and a handful of bikes. The rest (if any) will be just making up the numbers. Sad but I hope it doesnt come to this.

Mike litoris - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 4:56 PM

@ mike. Correct and I agree. However, it's not good for sponsors. They want exposure and a return for their money. More and more will bite the dust before the start of the 2013 season.



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