Rory Skinner moves to Integro Yamaha to replace the outgoing British Supersport champion Jack Kennedy alongside the retained Brad Jones for 2020.

With Kennedy heading back to the Bennetts British Superbike championship with Santander Salt TAG Yamaha next year, Skinner has been signed by the Colin Appleyard/Macadam team after impressing during his maiden British Supersport campaign this year by finishing in seventh place in the standings.

The former Superteens and British Talent Cup champion is duly looking to build on his rookie season equipped with the title-winning Yamaha YZF-R6 next to Jones for 2020.

“I’m really excited to be riding for Integro Yamaha; it’s a very successful, professional team but it also seems like a really good, positive working environment,” Skinner said.

“It’s great to be picked up by Robin for such a proven ride with a well-developed bike, which means I can concentrate on refining my own technique and race craft which I know the team can help me with.”

“2020 will be a very interesting challenge with two ultra-talented young riders in our garage. We’re really looking forward to helping develop these lads to push themselves and us through the season,” Robin Appleyard, team owner, added.

“I’m really glad Brad is running with us again, he came on so much and ended up pushing Jack at most circuits, so we think he’s ready to take on some of the other big names returning to the series.

“Rory is an exciting prospect with so much natural talent, we just need to help him refine his style and he will be right up there also. Can we take a fourth title next year? It’s not going to be easy but we’ll give it our best shot.”