Stuart Easton has signed to ride a Ducati UK supported 749R in the 2005 British Supersport Championship.

The Scot has agreed a deal with his team boss of last year, John Hackett, and new team partner Phil Jessopp, of Ducati Bristol, to ride for the newly formed Supersport team.

"I'm really pleased to sign for a full season on board the 749R," said Easton, who won the 2002 BSS championship for Monstermob Ducati. "Last year was tough, but switching back to the Supersport Championship and jumping on a bike as competitive as the 749R really boosted my confidence. I really believe we have the potential to be a serious title contender in 2005."

Easton will be joined by new team member Martin Jessop, who moves to British Supersport after his debut season in Superstock last year.