Morello doubles up, signs Cox, Johnson

Morello Racing will expand to run Victor Cox and Daniel Johnson in the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship.
Morello doubles up, signs Cox, Johnson

Morello Racing has announced it will double its effort for the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship after signing Victor Cox and Daniel Johnson to lead its expanded efforts.

Norfolk-based Morello Racing moved into British Superbikes last season initially with Peter Baker before John Ingram replaced him from round three onwards. Scoring a best finish of 12th place, Ingram would end the year in 31st overall.

For 2015, Morello Racing has confirmed it will swell to run a pair of Kawasaki ZX-10Rs, with Cox and Johnson both stepping up from the Superstock 1000 class for their first full-time efforts on the Superbike category.

After a handful of BSB outings over the years, Cox - a race winner at Superstock 1000 level - is looking forward to getting his first proper shot on a bigger bike.

"I can't wait to get started in 2015 and I'm really pleased to be riding for Morello Racing. Steve, Chris and Donna have built up a great team and I'm delighted to be part of it. I've raced in the Superstock 1000cc class for a few years now but I really wanted to make that step up to British Superbikes so I'm very thankful to Steve for giving me this opportunity. I know we can do a great job and get some good results and I can't wait to get started."

Johnson, meanwhile, arrives in BSB having finished ninth overall in the Superstock class with Morello Racing in 2014, scoring a best result of sixth place at Knockhill.

"I'm so pleased to be given this opportunity by Steve Buckenham and my personal sponsors to compete in the BSB class for Morello Racing in 2015. After winning the Bemsee MRO Rookie 600cc class in 2009, I never would have thought I could get an opportunity to compete in the most exciting championship in the world. With a great testing and fitness programme in place, I plan to keep my head down and do my talking on the track and prove my worth against some of the best riders in the world."

Cox and Johnson are just the latest riders to graduate from the Superstock 1000 class, joining Danny Buchan, Jason O'Halloran, Lee Jackson, Joe Burns and David Johnson.

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