GSE Racing's PR and sponsorship agency, RBP, has announced the appointment of Kylie Maebus to the position of press officer for the team with immediate effect.

The 25-year-old Australian takes over from Andy Dukes, who has been retained among RBP's team of media professionals, after performing a similar role for the Australian Superbike Championship in 1998, and then working on corporate and motorsports accounts for a Melbourne-based PR agency for the past two years. The opportunity to work for RBP with the back-to-back British Superbike Champions in the 2001 Superbike World Championship proved too much of a temptation to resist, however, and Maebus now finds herself back in the bike world.

"I'm delighted to have been offered the opportunity to further my career with RBP on an international platform," she explained, "I've followed the progress of Neil Hodgson, James Toseland and GSE Racing via television coverage and the internet, so this really is a dream come true."

"It is a pleasure to welcome Kylie to GSE Racing for the 2001 season," commented GSE Racing team manager Colin Wright, "We have already been impressed with her knowledge and enthusiasm, and there is no doubt that she will be an invaluable addition to our talented squad."

Hodgson and Toseland have already been in action in preparation for the 2001 campaign, testing encouragingly in Spain over the New Year period.