Christian Iddon and Josh Waters will join forces to lead Suzuki’s official British Superbike squad in 2015 with Halsall Racing. With the TAS-run Tyco team switching to BMW power this year, the Bolton-based Halsall outfit will be the official representative of Suzuki GB, running the GSX-R1000.
After his World Superbike adventure with Bimota ended prematurely, Iddon made a wildcard appearance at the end of 2014, taking a sensational pole position at Assen, and the 30-year-old is excited to compete in his first full BSB campaign.
“I’m really excited about joining Halsall Suzuki for 2015. The bike has clearly got pedigree; two years ago it finished second in the championship and last year Josh won races on it. With the added experience of Jack Valentine, I’m really confident about this package. It has to be said the Halsall team have had a meteoric rise in the championship, just a few years ago they were in in the Superstock 1000 class and now they are a factory supported British Superbike team. I originally stopped doing Supermoto with a view of winning a championship, so I expect to be running at the front!”
Waters took Suzuki’s only two victories in the 2014 British Superbike season and having finished the season strongly aboard the GSX-R1000, the Australian is confident of carrying the momentum into 2015.
“I’m excited to be back in British Superbikes for a third year in 2015. It’s great to be staying with Suzuki and I’m really looking forward to moving into the Halsall team. I really enjoyed riding a couple of rounds for Martin in 2013 and Jack Valentine has such great experience with Suzuki so I can’t wait to get working with him. The team has a good plan to make the bike as strong as possible for 2015 and I can’t wait to ride it for the first time later this year. There’s no reason I shouldn’t be able to start this season where I left off at the end of 2014”.
Team Owner Martin Halsall sees plenty of potential in his new rider line-up and is expecting big things of Iddon and Waters.
“It is looking really exciting for the Halsall Team as we embark on our new adventure with Suzuki. We’re really looking forward to working with Josh Waters and Christian Iddon; they both have a lot of promise and I think they will fit in great with the team. We’ll be doing our best to put together a great package for the pair of them and can’t wait to get started in a couple of months’ time.”