The Virgin Mobile Samsung Yamaha British Superbike team have recently confirmed Seam Emmett will be joining 2003 R6 Cup winner Tommy Hill and 2004 R6 Cup winner Richard Wren as their 2005 British Superbike riders.

Emmett, who scored nine podium finishes this year joins from Monstermob Ducati, while Hill stays with the team following an impressive rookie year with the team.

The pair are joined by the 2004 Virgin Mobile R6 Cup Champion Richard Wren.

"We are really pleased to have signed Sean," said Virgin Yamaha team boss Rob McElnea. "He is a race winner who works hard to get the best out of a bike. I'm confident that with Sean we will be able to take the Yamaha R1 to the next level in terms of development and results.

"Likewise, we are delighted to have Tom stay with the team. He really did prove himself beyond everyone's expectations this year and, the hard work; commitment and strong results are the reasons why I signed him for another season. I also think Sean will be good for Tom in terms of experience and race knowledge; as will Tom for Richard."

"It's excellent to be back racing with Virgin Mobile and working with Rob and the team again," said Emmett. "We tested last week at Croft where I clocked up about sixty laps and I was really encouraged by the initial results. I definitely feel that it is a race-winning bike. The team is very upbeat and positive and I'm really looking forward to the winter test programme, getting out there next season, and winning some races."

"It is great to be with the Virgin Mobile team for another season, it's what I've wanted all along," said young-gun Hill. "I can now really look forward to building on all I have learnt with Rob and the team and getting some top results for them next season."

Wren joined Emmett at the recent test day. "Last week I had my first taste of the Yamaha R1 and it was fantastic," beamed Wren. "Obviously, it is a massive change coming from a stock R6 but it was really great to get a feel of the bike. It was a brilliant day and I can't wait to get back out there again."