Ollerton race ace Walker switches teams for 2014

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GBmoto Racing have clinched a deal with Ollerton’s MCE British Superbike rider Chris Walker for the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship season.

He is set to start his 12th season in the series and is joined by Cumbrian BSB rider James Ellison to be the stars of a team that will be supported by Kawasaki Racing as a partner.

The team will switch to the high-powered Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R’s, well known for winning the 2012 BSB Championship and the 2013 winning bike of the Word Superbike Championship.

Walker has rode on Kawasakis for the majority of his career and 2014 will see him move from the Quattro Plant to the new team.

Back in 2002, both Walker and Ellison were factory teammates in World Superbikes and are together again as the team switches from Honda to become fully backed by the Kawasaki factory support team.

“It’s great to be staying on Kawasaki machinery and signing with the GBmoto squad, who I consider one of the best up and coming teams,” said Walker.

“The ZX-10R is one of the most competitive bikes I’ve ever raced and with a super fast team mate, plus my other Kawasaki commitments, it’s a perfect fit for me.

“After a competitive 2013 I’m really fired up for an even bigger go next year.”

He finished the 2013 season in a respectable 10th position out of the field of 30 riders.

Local lad Walker, is the oldest rider on the grid and veteran of over 250 BSB races

Nicknamed ‘The Stalker’, Chris started his career as a local motocross rider at the age of 13, moving to road racing in 1994.

By the end of that year and into 1996 he rose through the ranks with ease and had ridden in Motorbike Grand Prix and scored points.

He then had a spell in the British Superbike Championship between 1997 and 2000

Between 2001 and 2006 Chris went into the 500cc World Championship and World Superbikes with his best result being his maiden Superbike World Championship race win in 2006 at Assen, Netherlands.

He moved back to British Superbikes in 2007 where he is now firmly established.