Jack Kennedy has put pen to paper to stay with Team WD-40 for the 2016 MCE British Superbike championship to build upon his maiden season in the premier class.

The Dublin-born rider has progressively built up momentum in his full maiden BSB season resulting in season highs of two seventh place finishes at Thruxton and Assen respectively, before a nasty accident at Silverstone ruled him out of the penultimate round.

The former British Supersport runner-up is fighting to be fit enough to compete at the season finale at Brands Hatch next week and says he's delighted to secure his future with Brent Gladwin's team for 2016.

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"I am really happy to stay with Team WD-40 for next season and all the work we have done this year will give us an advantage going into 2016 so we can really hit the ground running," Kennedy said. "We have made great progress in our first season and I am happy with the team and the crew we have and now we can work on that for next year.

"The start of this season was a bit of an eye-opener, but we have worked incredibly hard this season as a team, we have seen further improvements and we have built momentum so we know we can come back stronger next year."

Team owner Gladwin says additional plans will be announced in the coming weeks as the team begins to switch its focus towards next season.

"2016 is looking really exciting for us in many ways," Gladwin said. "For now we are really pleased to continue in BSB with Jack as both my team and rider have had a learning year, on which we aim to capitalise on next season."

Kennedy becomes the third rider confirmed on the 2016 BSB grid, joining the already announced Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki) and James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki).