British Supersport Championship leaders MAP Embassy Racing have confirmed they will continue to field a pair of factory-backed Triumphs in next season's series.
The team, which are currently topping the rider standings with Glen Richards, will retain the Australian rider into 2009, although they are yet to confirm who will partner him.
What is certain is that it won't be Paul Young, who has come to the end of his single-year contract having spent the season helping the team to develop the Daytona 675.
“I am delighted to have been part of the deal that has seen Triumph hook up with Embassy,” Young said. “Obviously I am sorry to see the season coming to an end, but it was only ever going to be a one year contract to get the team up to speed with the 675.
“I feel my work has paid off with the current level of success and am only disappointed that bad luck has prevented me from having as much of the joy on track as I have had off it.”
“I would like to thank Paul for everything he has done for us this year,” added team manager Myles Schofield. “He has been a key figure in the development of these bikes and I would like to wish him well in whatever he chooses to do in the 2009 racing year. He continues to be a valued partner of Embassy Racing.”
His replacement could well come from within the Embassy family, with the team's Junior Superstock rider AJ Venter set to get an outing on the machine before the end of the season.
In addition, Embassy Racing are planning to compete in a number of World Supersport rounds to bolster their British commitments.