BSB riders Lee Jackson and Rory Skinner will once again be team-mates in 2022 after FS-3 Kawasaki confirmed both riders will be staying put. 

Jackson, who narrowly missed out on a top eight showdown spot has enjoyed by far his most consistent BSB campaign - 27 points finishes out of 32 races, while team-mate Skinner has been the standout rookie as he demonstrated by taking back-to-back second place finishes in just his second round at Knockhill. 

Retaining Skinner is a particularly interesting move by the team as it gives the young Scotsman a chance to become a more consistent top five runner, before a much-anticipated move to American Racing in Moto2 takes place for 2023. 

Speaking about retaining both riders, Nigel Snook, FS-3 Kawasaki Team Owner said: "Sticking with the same riders for next season provides important continuity within the team. 

"After some disappointments and several very close finishes, Lee has had a strong end to the season and demonstrated his considerable riding skills in wet conditions at Donington, and we’re confident he’ll be a serious front-runner next year. 

"Rory had a great weekend at Knockhill scoring two remarkable second places, and with a year of experience, we are sure he’ll take a big step forward next year!"

The 2022 season will mark the sixth year that Kawasaki UK Motors and FS-3 have partnered together. 

As far as this season goes, the season finale takes place at Brands Hatch this weekend with Jackson and Skinner currently ninth and 13th in the standings.