Former Superstock 1000 Championship contender Joe Burns will move up to the MCE British Superbike Championship, riding for the new In House Developments Kawasaki team.

Burns made a wild-card appearance at Assen last season, in addition to lining up in the Superstock class, but will be a full time BSB racer in 2015.

"I can't thank everyone involved at In House Developments enough for this great opportunity," Burns said. "We are building a new bike for the season and we aim to be testing towards the end of January and the start of February.

"I am over the moon to be moving into the Superbike Championship, I feel that I am at the point now where I wanted to move up and I am really chuffed we have been able to make it happen in 2015.

"I know the Kawasaki very well and the team of guys around me is set to be extremely strong. We think that top ten finishes aren't out of reach. The package will be by far the best I've been involved with to date so testing can't come soon enough."