A new team will join the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship when Lovell Kent Racing Honda (LKR) will make their debut next season. The team has announced the pairing of the Kent brothers with previous Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent competing in the Superbike class whilst his brother Kieran will feature in the Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship.
The team debut in Bennetts BSB will be in partnership with D&P Lovell, a family-run specialist in the construction machinery sector. Danny Kent makes his return to the Superbike class, where he has previously finished on the podium, fielding the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
Younger brother Kieran Kent will progress into the Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship from the Junior Supersport class where he was a podium finisher this year, lining up on Yamaha machinery.
Danny said: “First of all I would like to say a big thank you to the whole Lovell family. I’m looking forward to the new project. D&P Lovell have been a personal sponsor of mine for a few years now and I know they don’t do anything half hearted.
“I’m under no illusion that this isn’t going to be easy, but I believe we have the right people to do the job properly. I’m also excited to change manufacturer to Honda as it is a proven race-winning bike. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in LKR and I can’t wait to get started.”
Kieran added: “I am super excited to start my debut season in the Junior Superstock Championship next year. It’s definitely going to be a year of learning, but I am more than ready for the challenge ahead.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Allen and his family at D&P Lovell, my family and all my sponsors for believing in me and taking my career to the next step. I wouldn’t be in this position without them and I am very grateful. I can’t wait to get out testing on my Yamaha R6 early next year and get the season underway.”
Team Owner Allen Lovell concluded: “D&P Lovell Ltd are thrilled to announce the launch of LKR, a newly formed Superbike and Junior Superstock team for 2023. Having been involved with motorcycles for over 30 years, providing vehicles and personal sponsorship for four years, we are well placed to support riders across the different classes. We wish our riders and sponsors a successful 2023.”