Japanese contender Yamaguchi joins Team ILR for Dickies British Supersport appearances

Team ILR will contest the opening rounds of the Dickies British Supersport Championship with experienced Japanese rider Tatsuya Yamaguchi.

Yamaguchi brings to the team a wealth of experience ahead of his Dickies British Supersport Championship debut at Silverstone; with previous wildcard appearances in World Championship events including the World 250cc Championship, World Supersport and he is also a previous MFJ All Japan JSB1000 champion.

Yamaguchi said: "I have wanted to compete some overseas races for long time, so I am very happy to make it happen this year. I have been talking to Ian Lougher for a few years, I know this championship is a high level, so it is a challenge, but I also want to learn."

Team ILR owner-manager Ian Lougher commented: "Team ILR have been talking to Tatsuya Yamaguchi for quite a number of years now regarding him trying some events, but he had an ongoing contract with another manufacturer.

“I have the utmost respect for Tatsuya as I know he has the speed to potentially rock the established stars at BSB level, but of course this puts some pressure on us to supply him with a really competitive bike. Nonetheless we will put all our efforts into this and give him his best chance possible.”

The first round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown takes place at Assen on September 20/21/22. For more information and to book visit www.bsbassen.com

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