"Last year I was with McAdoo Kawasaki and they have been instrumental in my career. I've had good success with them and achieved a lot.
"They put a lot of time and effort into me and I'm really grateful for that," he said. "Now I can look forward to 2012 with a new team.
"There is going to be a lot of media attention around plus a lot of local attention at the TT because it's my home event.
"Hopefully I will be back to the level I was at a couple of years back prior to my crash and I'm aiming to win some silverware for the team and for myself."