Colin Appleyard Racing has announced that the on-line recruitment and selection agency T.D.B will be the title sponsor of their 2003 British Superbike Team.

Appleyard will run Australian Paul Young and young Brit Jon Kirkham this season, the pair having competed alongside each other last year when Kirkham stepped in to replace Young's injured team-mate, which at the time made him the youngest British Superbike rider ever.

Young and Kirkham will contest this year's series on Rob McElnea Racing [RMR] prepared Yamaha R1s, and both are looking hoping to establish themselves at the top end of the British Superbike grid.

"Last year we focussed on establishing a team and a strong partnership with RMR, which we achieved and we now need to exploit it and establish ourselves as front-runners and podium finishers," said Team boss Colin Appleyard. "This year I am convinced that with our strong rider line-up, RMR's technical expertise and the support of and Yamaha we will fulfil our objectives yet again."

"Being able to couple Colin Appleyard Racing, who possess many years race experience, with and supply them with race-winning equipment, instantly creates a very strong team," added Rob McElnea. "I am convinced that these types of partnerships combined with the direct support of the manufacturers, safeguard the future of Superbike racing."

Adrian Breil of concluded: "To be involved with a top team within one of the world's most fiercely contested domestic Superbike series is a fantastic opportunity for us. The championship attracts a tremendous amount of media coverage and a high level of trackside support, and coupled with the professionalism and expertise of the Appleyard and RMR partnership it presents us with the perfect platform from which to showcase our company."