Martin Jessopp has become the latest rider to confirm his place in the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship following his recent podium finish at the Macau Grand Prix with the Ridersmotorcycles BMW team.
Yeovil-based Jessopp secured top ten finishes during his 2015 campaign, with a best result of an eighth place at Thruxton and is ready to aim to build on this season next year with the family-run Ridersmotorcycles BMW team.
Jessopp said: "We have had a few seasons with the BMW now and I think that we can take another step forward in 2016. This year we had our best results with the S 1000RR with top ten finishes and so that is what we have to target next year, because we know that we are capable of more of that with the package we have as a team. We recently had the podium finish at Macau, so we have a break now before testing to make a plan ready to start next year in the best way possible."
Martin Jessopp and Ridersmotorcycles BMW will return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship this year as the team bid to build on their top ten finish last season.
Yeovil’s Jessopp will continue onboard the S 1000RR when the championship gets underway at Donington Park (31 March – 2 April) after rounding out last season with a podium finish at the Macau Grand Prix and a best result of tenth place at his home round of Thruxton with the dealer-based Ridersmotorcycles BMW team.
Jessopp said: “We are looking forward to getting out testing ready for the start of the season after the result we had at Macau. We know that the BMW has big potential and we showed that when everything is right we can be pushing inside the top ten. We have some new upgrades for this season including the new swingarm that we will be testing, so that’s a big positive already. You obviously want the next season to be better than the one before so we are aiming high this year.”