Glenn Scott to ride for Kawasaki BCperformance in 2020
Ex-World Supersport rider secures a berth at Kawasaki's Australian factory team despite an injury-shortened 2019.
Glenn Scott has claimed himself a factory ride in the 2020 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), with BCperformance announcing today that Scott will join West Australian Bryan Staring at the Kawasaki-backed squad next year.
“I am super happy with our line-up for the 2020 Australian Superbike Championship” said Kawasaki BCperformance team boss Kelvin Reilly. “Securing Glenn was a big part of our strategy. He showed good speed during the past season and I believe he will work well in our team.”
The ex-World Supersport rider joins the team after a strong showing in the front half of the 2019 season, where he led the Privateer’s championship on his own privateer GSR Kawasaki. Unfortunately, the early promise was ultimately not realised, as hip and spinal injuries sustained in a horrific crash in practice at Morgan Park during Round 4 curtailed the Queenslander’s season.
Glenn Scott (L) and Kawasaki BCperformance team boss Kelvin Reilly (R) seal the deal. (Picture: Kawasaki Australia)
“After a large accident forcing my 2019 season to a grinding stop, it brings me great pleasure to have such an amazing opportunity presented to me for the 2020 ASBK season” Scott said.
“Although we are competitors it will be great to work alongside Bryan Staring, having an experienced and strong teammate will push me and help me build my experience on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.”
Finishing sixth overall in 2019, incumbent team leader Bryan Staring’s season was defined by a brilliant performance in the ASBK/Asia Road Racing Championship double-header at The Bend Motorsports Park in April. Replacing injured Team Kawasaki Thailand rider ‘TingNote’ Thitipong Warokorn in ASB1000 in addition to his ASBK duties, Staring had a clean sweep of the three ASBK races and scored a win and a second place in each of the ARRC events. Although the rest of his 2019 season never quite matched the dizzying heights of his performance in South Australia, Staring is confident of continuing the prevailing upward trend in 2020.
Bryan Staring had a dream weekend at The Bend during Round 3 in 2019, he'll be looking for more of the same in 2020. (Picture: ASBK/tbg sport)
“I couldn't be happier to continue my partnership with Kawasaki BCperformance in the 2020 Australian Superbike Championship” he said. “This will be the third consecutive season with the team/manufacturer combination that is growing, learning and improving each year.
“I believe in 2020 we can surpass our previous best performances given our growing experience with this motorcycle and the top components the team utilise.”
The 2020 Australian Superbike Championship begins with Round 1 at the 2020 FIM World Superbike weekend at Phillip Island (27 Feb-1 March).