Scottish star Stuart Easton will go back to the Motorpoint British Supersport series in 2013 after signing a deal to ride for the Mar-Train Yamaha team.
Easton beat Scott Smart to the middleweight title in 2002 before moving into British Superbikes and is pleased to be going back, putting pen to paper with the Northern Ireland team yesterday. He will also race at the North West 200 where he had a life-threatening crash in 2011.
“I knew that Tim and Sonya ran an impressive team and that the R6 Yamaha was the bike to be on in British Supersport. Even though they are a young team, I was impressed with their results this year, so I gave Tim a call and the deal was done pretty quickly," said the Hawick racer.
"They have a good package and having ridden for a lot of teams I know how this game works, but I got very good first impressions when I went over to Northern Ireland to meet them on Friday [today]. I’m more than happy to be back in Supersport and even though we will be racing at the North West 200 – which is an important race for Tim and his team – my main focus will be one hundred percent on the British Supersport Championship. I’m now looking forward to getting a wee run out on the bike as soon as possible.”