Yoshimura Suzuki will return to the World Superbike Championship for the opening round of the 2011 season at Phillip Island after agreeing a single-race outing with Josh Waters.

The Japanese team made a single appearance in the series at Monza last year, though scheduled outings at Imola and Magny-Cours were later scrapped due to financial constraints.

Nonetheless, Yoshimura, which has enjoyed considerable success on the domestic Japanese scene in recent years, has revealed it will compete in Australia next month with local rider Waters.

The wild-card will also signal a debut WSBK outing for Waters, who won the Australian Superbike Championship in 2009, while he was also lined up to ride for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team in the United States last year before injuries sustained in a high-speed accident interrupted his season.

Yoshimura had previously intended to compete in a handful of WSBK races with Yukio Kagayama last year ahead of a proposed full-season campaign in 2011, but was forced to revise its plans towards the end of the year.

Nonetheless, a brief note on the team's website reveals that it is planning to enter more rounds of the World Superbike Championship in 2011.



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