James Westmoreland is set to make a comeback in the MCE British Superbike championship at the season finale at Brands Hatch with Gearlink Kawasaki.

Westmoreland has been watching on from afar over the past two rounds after splitting with JG Speedfit Kawasaki in between the Friday free practice sessions at Assen. The Yorkshire rider attended the last round at Silverstone to speak with a number of teams for the final round of the year as well as plans for 2016, and will race for Gearlink Kawasaki for the last three races of the season.

The 27-year-old says he's relishing the prospect of getting back into the action after a test session last week and wants to produce a positive performance to bolster his stock for a 2016 ride.

"I am obviously pleased to be coming back for Brands Hatch," Westmoreland said. "I have always got on well with Michael and Norma from the Gearlink Kawasaki team and have a lot of respect for them from then we competed against each other in Supersport.

"I was keen to be back on the grid for the final round as I feel that we have got some unfinished business. We had a good run out last week and my first impressions were mega and now both myself and the team want to end the season on a high."

Michael de Bidaph, Gearlink Kawasaki team owner, says it was a tricky decision to replace Jed Metcher and is delighted to secure Westmoreland's services for Brands Hatch.

"We are very pleased to welcome James to the Gearlink Kawasaki team for the final round at Brands Hatch," de Bidaph said. "James tested the Superbike at Mallory Park last Wednesday and felt very comfortable with it. It has been a very hard decision to replace Jed Metcher, who has been a pleasure to work with."



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