Former Moto3 world champion Danny Kent will make his comeback in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship with MV Agusta Paramatta.

The British rider, who made his BSB debut at the final round of the 2018 campaign with Halsall Racing, will re-join the grid from the Snetterton round onwards with a team run by Jap4performance and MV Agusta Paramatta Australia.

Kent and the team will enjoy some initial testing to prepare for BSB as part of its 2019 programme, using former champion Leon Camier’s 2016 MV Agusta F4 RC in BSB specification, ahead of a full-season programme in 2020 with support from MV Agusta Reparto Corse.

“I want to thank everybody in the team for the opportunity,” Kent said. “I didn’t think anything would come around this year after an opportunity I thought I would have didn’t happen.

“Now it’s time to get strong, get some testing done and look forward to Snetterton where I’ve not been since 2006 I can’t wait to get out on the MV Agusta F4 RC.”

Team boss Dave Tyson is relishing the challenge seeing MV Agusta in BSB and is confident the programme can build into success.

“We have been working hard to get MV Agusta back on the grid in the Superbike class and it has now all come together,” Tyson said. “We know the bike is competitive and has had some great results in the World Championship up against the other factories.

“We are now working to turn the bike into BSB spec and get some testing done so we are ready for Snetterton.

“We just want to thank everyone who has helped in getting this project together including Reparto Corse, Dave Wong, Sam Nehme, James Pearce and Gavin Greenall. We will also be announcing our title sponsor in due course.”

BSB heads to Brands Hatch (June 14-16) and Knockhill (June 28-30) next before Snetterton hosts round six on July 19-21.