AUSTRALIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. CF Motorsport returns to the Dickies British Supersport Championship next season, signing current West Australian Supersport champion and Australian Supersport Championship runner-up Sam Clarke aboard the Yamaha YZF R6.
The team will also compete in the competitive Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, with 2015 Australian Supersport champion and 2016 Australian Superbike contender Brayden Elliott.
Clarke said: “I would like to thank my sponsor and current Team Banhams WA from Australia for providing the opportunity to fulfill my dream of riding in the British Superbike Championship for a leading team, CF Motorsport in the Supersport class.
“I would also like to thank all the people that have assisted in my journey so far within the sport as without their help this would not be possible. I’m looking forward to a successful future in British Championship.”
Elliott added: “I am extremely excited to officially announce my 2017 racing plans and partnership with CF Motorsport in the 2017 Superstock Championship onboard a Yamaha R1. I’m very proud to have the opportunity to partner with the highly professional and experienced CF Motorsport team.
“It will certainly be a huge change moving to England after spending my life racing in Australia although a challenge I am highly looking forward too. After a successful rookie season in the Australian Superbike Championship, I feel I am ready to make the move into one of the toughest championships in the world. This is certainly a decision I have put an enormous amount of thought and consideration into and with the opportunity to join CF Motorsport I am confident I can give 100% best efforts.”
Team owner Craig Fitzpatrick commented: “Myself and the team are pleased to announce both Sam and Brayden on board for 2017 and I respect what a massive decision these two have had to make to come over to race in the British Championship. We are now working on plans for a Spanish pre-season test with both Sam and Brayden to get them comfortable on the bikes and get them ready for what looks to be and exciting season.”