Former MotoGP points scorer Claudio Corti will make his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut in 2019 as he rejoins forces with GR Motorsport, who continue its long-standing partnership with WD-40 as title sponsor.

The 31-year-old made his bow in the British paddock with the GR Motorsport team earlier this year in the Superstock class and the Italian is now gearing up for his BSB debut in 2019.

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The team has also extended its collaboration with WD-40 into an eighth consecutive season, and sixth in the BSB class, while the squad will retain its strong presence in the support categories with the Stauff Quick Connect Academy.

“This is very exciting for me; I have raced in a lot of different championships around the world and there is something special about BSB,” the former European Superstock championship runner-up and Moto2 rostrum finisher, said. “I have enjoyed the races this year with the team and I would like to thank Brent, Geoff, the team and everyone at WD-40 for the opportunity to race in BSB.

“It is so close in BSB; the competition is very high and I have seen that this year, but this is what I like and I am looking forward to race the new GR Motorsport Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR.

“It is going to be hard for sure, but I am in love with the challenge and I hope to make more people here in Italy love BSB too.”

“We are absolutely delighted that we can announce our 2019 plans before the Christmas break,” team owner Brent Gladwin said. “We developed a fantastic working relationship with Claudio this season as part of the Stauff Quick Connect Academy.

“We quickly built a great relationship as ‘Shorts’ became part of the team, he really impressed us with his overall attitude, skill and desire to race. We now look forward to working together in the Superbike class and taking the next steps forward.

“I am also extremely happy and proud to announce our continued association with WD-40; it is one of the longest partnerships in the British Championship paddock and that is a testament to our work together on and off the track.”



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