IWR return to racing in Superstock title bid with Olsen

IWR return to racing in Superstock title bid with Olsen

20 November 2022

IWR returns to the grid in 2023 as the former British Superbike Cup champions launch a campaign in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, fielding Alex Olsen onboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

IWR are steeped in history within the Bennetts British Superbike Championship paddock and under their previous guise as Quay Garage Racing, celebrated victory in the former BSB Cup class with James Buckingham in 2005 and also with Gary Mason in 2009.

Olsen from Rochester is a proven contender in the Superstock class, finishing third in the standings over the past two years, securing eight podium finishes including two race wins during this season.

Olsen said: “I am really excited to be joining the IWR Racing team for next season. I have worked with James Buckingham over the past five seasons and so it is great to have him working with me again next year. I am really happy to be joining such a prestigious team with the history that IWR and before that Quay Garage had in the past. I am looking forward to getting the season started and getting onboard the Honda after trying to beat them in the championship for the past two years!”

Team Owner Ian Woollacott commented: “I am really happy to announce that the IWR team are returning to racing in 2023 as we certainly feel that we have unfinished business! We ended the season in 2016 as we awaited the arrival of the latest Fireblade, combined with my own business commitments, but now we are back, refreshed and ready to fight for the title with Alex. He has proven himself in recent seasons to be a title contender and we are all eager to get started.”