Keith Farmer will lead the team under its new name Platform Hire Racing into the 2021 Pirelli National Superstock Championship for their debut title bid. 

Farmer is a two-time National Superstock champion in the 1000cc class, with his titles coming in 2012 and 2018, whilst also a British Supersport champion in 2017. 

Platform Hire Ltd are a nationwide specialist in the hire and sales of powered access equipment, and have featured in the British Superbike championship since 2016 when they first supported Aaron Zanotti.

The partnership lasted for three seasons with Zanotti, before continuing with Danny Buchan for a further two seasons.

Former Moto3 champion Danny Kent is the most recent rider to be supported by Platform Hire, and will be once again for the 2021 British Superbike season with his Buildbase Suzuki team. 

The team will also field an entry in the HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship with the rider yet to be confirmed.

Farmer will be competing with Kawasaki, added: "I am really excited to be part of this; Dave at Platform Hire took over the Morello team and threw me a lifeline when it was looking like I might not even race this season, so this is absolutely mega as Morello Racing was who I had originally signed with for 2021.

"To have a full attack in Superstock is going to be brilliant on the all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, so I am looking forward to enjoying riding again!

"These past two years have been tough, but in Superstock, I seem to have a good pedigree with two titles previously.

"The last time I raced a Kawasaki in Superstock I won the title in 2012 with Birdy so hopefully I can do the same again with a new team."