Shaun Muir Racing has announced it has signed up and coming youngster Andy Reid for two seasons, with the intention to promoting him to the British Superbike ranks.
Reid currently leads the National Superstock 600 Championship having taken three wins from five races, the youngster competing for the SMR-supported FFX Yamaha team that also runs Ian Hutchinson in the BSB class.
Impressed by his efforts this year, Shaun Muir was pleased to be welcoming Reid into the SMR fold as he looks to nurture him into a potential BSB front runner.
"I have been very impressed with Andy since we started working with him and he has continued to prove that he is a very talented rider. I have been watching him closely and he has the potential to be a star of the future - he is a young rider with lots of ambition and we are happy to confirm that we will continue working with him for the next two seasons.
"We would like to see Andy continue to develop as a rider and progress over the coming seasons, with the ultimate goal of him lining up in the premier class on the MCE British Superbike Championship grid."
Reid says he will now do his utmost to ensure he repays SMR's faith in him.
"It is a slightly surreal feeling and it hasn't quite sunk in yet. I have been given a great stage to show what I can do and SMR feel I have the potential which gives me even more confidence. The team are behind me all the way and they really believe in what I can do on track.
“This is my chance to progress and use this as a stepping stone within the SMR team and I am super happy that we have been able to sign for them at this period in the season which takes away that pressure, so I can continue to focus on winning the championship this year."