The M.P.Racing Team, competing in the Bennetts British Superbike Cup, has made vital changes to their team structure that they hope will enable them to make places within the championhsip.

They are leaving M.A.R and joining forces with HBR Racing who field Michael Howarth in the Superstock Cup and after all the problems at Thruxton they have acquired a spare Kawasaki ZX10 for rider Michael Pensavalle.

The bikes will eventually be run in the new colours of the teams sponsor.

Michael is now looking forward to competing in the third round of the Superbike Cup at Mallory Park this weekend. This is the circuit where he easily won the Drayton Croft Trophy Race earlier this year in March.

"I've now put the disasters of Thruxton behind me and I'm really looking forward to racing at Mallory Park," commented Pensavalle. "It's a circuit I know well, so I'll be hoping for some good results.

"Having a spare bike, although not quite such a high spec as my race bike, will make a big difference in the event of any mechanical problems. We are a small team but we all work very hard and very well together. I can't really ask for more, so now it's up to me to get the results in the races," he concluded.