A week after losing his ride in the World Superbike Championship, Sheridan Morais has announced he will be returning to the World Supersport Championship instead with CIA Landlords Insurance Honda for 2015.

The South African previously raced with the PTR-prepared team in the World Supersport class in 2013, but struggled to make an impression in a year hampered by injury woes to finish down in 12th place overall.

Nonetheless, Morais stepped up to the Superbike class riding a Grillini Racing Kawasaki ZX-10R in the EVO class, a team he was intending to stay with for 2015, only for his deal to be annulled over contractual disputes.

As such, Morais will return to the Supersport ranks on the CIA Landlord Insurance-backed Honda CBR600RR alongside the already-confirmed Martin Cardenas and Riccardo Russo.

"I am extremely happy to have the opportunity to ride for this top team in the World Supersport Championship. I feel like I am getting this shot at a WSS title at the perfect time of my career; with me being fully fit and having a team that is used to bringing home silverware. It is a great feeling to go into this off season with high hopes which is a massive motivator and I can't wait to get going."

Despite a disappointing time together in 2013, PTR team manager Simon Buckmmaster is confident the pair are better prepared for 2015.

"Shez rode for us in 2013 but we did not get the results we both wanted," he said. "He was injured early in the season and we took time to get the balance of our bike right for him.

"We stayed in touch and both knew that we had unfinished business and needed to put the record straight. When Morais became available we got chatting and we have our chance to show the real potential of Shez and the CIA Landlords Insurance Honda which is a much better package now. It is back to the level when we challenged for the title and that is what we intend to do in 2015. Welcome back Shez."

CIA Landlords Honda will enter four riders in 2015, with the fourth to be announced shortly.

 

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