Former British Motocross champion Graeme Irwin will join brothers Glenn and Andrew on the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike grid as he steps up with Team 64 Motorsport Kawasaki.

Irwin made his short circuit tarmac debut just last year following an injury which forced him to cut short his motocross career, but the Carrickfergus rider made an instant impression with the highlight of a top 10 finish at Cadwell Park in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship.

As a result, Irwin will team up with former BSB rider Aaron Zanotti at his Team 64 Kawasaki squad for a rookie year in BSB.

“I’m incredibly excited to be riding the Team 64 Kawasaki in the British Superbike Championship. One of my aims was to work with a crew chief who has also raced and Aaron fits the bill perfectly.

“Of course I’ll be up against my brothers. We’re a very close family and respect one another but when the lights go out we all have a job to do.”

“Myself and the team are delighted and really looking forward to working with Graeme,” Zanotti added. “He has an impressive pedigree and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together this season.”

Irwin joins his brothers Glenn and Andrew on the BSB grid this year as the pair form the rider line-up at Honda Racing, while Glenn will dovetail his efforts with a road racing campaign with Honda.

Graeme Irwin and Team 64 Kawasaki will begin pre-season testing at the first official test at Monteblanco before heading on to Jerez.

The 2020 BSB campaign gets underway at Silverstone on April 10-12.