Former European Superstock team MIST Suzuki have decided to return to Britain for the 2009 season and will contest the British Superbike Cup with Matt Bond in the saddle.
The team are busy ordering parts and stripping the new bikes as part of the preparations for the season. They are still looking for a number of potential sponsors, including a title sponsor for the season, and are keen to speak to organisations that are interested in supporting their 2009 campaign.
"It's great to come back to Britain after racing in European Superstock for the last three seasons. It's definitely going to be a huge learning curve for me, but it's a challenge that I've been working towards," said Bond.
"I am sure that once we get a good base set-up on the new bike that we are going to make good progress and demonstrate what we have learnt since we last raced in the UK.
"Both the team and myself are determined to get the best results possible and I believe that we can run at the front of the Cup class and score some points in the main Championship."
Team boss Mike Edwards added: "Fresh from our recent test of the new GSX-R1000K9 at Portimao, we are confident of doing well in the SuperBike Cup, despite not having long before the first round, and have put together a strong team to build and run the bikes for the season ahead."