Since the official withdrawal of Kawasaki from British Superbikes just over a week ago, things have looked bad for Michael Rutter. But now he is bouncing back and looking forward to racing the RSX-R1000 next season.

He will be working with his old crew chief Ray Stringer again and riding a Suzuki with Jamie Morley as his team-mate.

"I've been talking to a few teams about next season, but I've been with Ray for the last two years and working with him again is high on my list," Rutter explained to Britain's Motorcyle News magazine.

The last time Stringer put out his own squad was in 2000 with Rutter and Paul Young on Yamaha R7s. The team managed to win a race and score several podium positions, despite a lack of help from the factory. The team was disbanded in 2001 when Stringer became technical director of Kawasaki's BSB squad.

"I plan to field a team as prestigious as any in the series," Stringer told MCN. "I've got the money in place, now I need to secure competitive bikes. I should have that sorted out by the middle of January. Michael and Jamie are both in my plans."



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