Gearlink Kawasaki pair Ben Wilson and Glenn Irwin will make their Vauxhall North West 200 debuts in 2015.
The teammates will race their Motorpoint British Supersport ZX-6Rs in the three 600cc races at Portrush and Irwin will also ride in both Supertwin events on the VRS squad’s ER-6.
Irwin made his road racing debut at the Ulster Grand Prix last August, leaving Dundrod as the fastest ever Supertwin rider over the 7.4 mile circuit. Irwin is confident that he will be able to have a similar impact at Portrush on his NW debut.
“I want to ride the North West and be competitive.” he said after visiting the seaside circuit this week. “I did the Ulster on a bike that I hadn’t ridden before against the big names and got a lap record so why can’t I do it at the North West?
“In the 600cc class I will be on a bike I know and hopefully by the time the North West comes around I will have had some British championship wins under my belt.
“I like the format with Thursday and Saturday racing as it gives me time to suss things out and make sure that I am competitive.”
Wilson added: “I saw the track in 2013 when I was at the North West as Alastair Seeley’s teammate and I just fancy a go at it now.
“I think the time is right now to have a go on the roads, I am the right age. I have to start somewhere and this is the biggest road race there is so it’s the one to do.”