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Team Evergreen announce 2021 debut in British Junior Supersport Championship

The 2021 British Junior Supersport Championship will feature a new team this season with the debut of Team Evergreen, who will field Zak Shelton, Chris Johnson and Elliot Duffton in the series.

The squad are hoping to make mark in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship paddock as a serious contender for the championship, even though the team is new to the series.

Shelton said: "I started riding a pit bike early 2017 competing in the BMB Championship, getting a passion for the sport. I finished fourth in my first year on SM 140.

“In 2018 I became the champion of this class and finished second in the Minigp Class I was also competing in. 2019 I was selected for the British Talent Cup Championship which was a brilliant experience when battling for second at Brno MotoGP event.

"2020 was my first full year in British Junior Supersport getting a podium finish at Silverstone and fifth in the championship overall, I am eager to get to work this year with Evergreen to see what we can do as a team."

Johnson said: "I am very much looking forward to being onboard Team Evergreen for the 2021 season. Starting my motorcycle racing adventure at Cool Fab on a 70cc Metrakit, I have worked my way through the ranks to compete in the Team Green Junior Cup at Bemsee prior to a full of British Junior Supersport. 

"Although a very challenging year for all of us, in 2020 I have learnt more than you can imagine in my first season at BSB and feel I have what it takes to challenge the top spots next season. I would like to thank everyone at Team Evergreen for giving me this opportunity; we have a great season ahead."

Duffton added: “I first rode a mini-moto in January 2017 at Whilton Mill, by the end of the year I was riding a KTM65 supermoto. The following year, in 2018, I entered and won the BMB Championship on the KTM. 

"In 2019 I rode in the BMCRC Junior Cup, I was a podium contender and by the end of the season I came third in the championship and was just 63 points short of the leader. 

"In 2020 I entered in the Honda British Talent Cup. I rode well and achieved ninth in the championship. I set the third fastest lap of Brands Hatch GP circuit in the last round and was constantly in the top 10 and with two top five finishes and I am looking forward to this season.”

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