Martin Jessopp returns to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship full of confidence ahead of a new campaign.
The RidersMotorcycles.com BMW rider’s season was brought to a halt in 2014 when he suffered a shoulder injury during the Isle of Man TT.
His maiden TT experience was brought to an end on lap three of the Senior event, with the BMW rider crashing into a wall at Governor’s. The resulting injury meant that Jessopp missed both the Snetterton and Knockhill BSB events.
The 29-year-old came back strong after his injury and managed to secure his best qualifying position of the year at Assen, when he put his BMW ninth on the grid. Unfortunately, any chances of a top 10 finish in the championship had already been dashed by his injury.
With the disappointment still fresh in his mind, the Yeovil-based rider is determined to battle back on his BMW S1000RR in 2015.
Jessopp said: “I can’t wait to get started – this is our third year with the BMW and everyone knows it’s a proven package in the championship.
“I think that once we get testing underway we can build on the development we have done over the past two seasons to come back stronger. We have some improvements lined up to keep us moving forward so we can push further up the field. We have done it before and there is no reason why we can’t do it again.”
Jessopp is the latest rider to confirm his place in the 2015 BSB Championship, which is expected to be very competitive, with 35 other riders already confirmed.
The opening round takes place at Donington Park, beginning on Friday 4 April.