OMG Suzuki have revealed that Josh Elliott will line-up alongside Luke Mossey for their 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship campaign.
Elliot returns to team following the departure of Gino Rea, who left the team just days after signing a new deal for 2019 due to a “conflict of interest.”
Elliott originally joined OMG Racing four rounds into the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 season. After quickly adapting to the bike, he would lead the team to their first-ever victory at Thruxton.
After securing six more podiums, the 24-year-old was given the opportunity to ride the superbike for the final two rounds of the year – at Assen and Brands Hatch.
Speaking about his new deal, a delighted Elliott commented:
“I’m so happy to be riding for OMG Racing in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship next season,” Elliott said. “This is something I’ve been working hard for and I’m very grateful to the owners and our Team Principal, Paul Curran, for giving me the opportunity.
“It’s going to be ultra competitive next year in BSB and I’m really looking forward to the challenge! I can’t wait to get back out on the OMG Racing Suzuki in Cartagena this week and the preparations are already underway to build on what we learned last season.”
Elliott and Mossey will test the OMG Racing Suzuki at a test held at Cartagena, in Spain, later this week. Speaking about the permanent signing of Elliott, team owner Greg McPhail added:
“The owners O, M and G are very excited that Josh Elliott will be partnering Luke in the upcoming 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season. Josh gave the team some great results on our stock bike last season and in the two meetings on the full OMG superbike at Assen and Brands Hatch, demonsrating he is a real prospect for the future!
“We as a team have high hopes for 2019 and the upcoming test at Cartagena, where Josh will be able to spend some good time on the OMG superbike. The season really can’ come too soon for OMG!”