PHIL Atkinson and Andy Wilkinson have pulled the covers off their 2019 plans as they team up at JWF Motorsport for the upcoming Ducati TriOptions Cup campaign.
The news comes just days after Atkinson revealed exclusively to UK Clubsport that he was setting sail for pastures new and on the hunt for a new team for this year.
But after a quick turn of events, the South African is now ready for another assault on the championship with his eyes on the top prize.
“I am very excited to join JWF Motorsport for the 2019 season,” he told UK Clubsport. “I’m grateful to be given this opportunity and already feel like I will fit in well within the team.
“Now I’m looking forward to getting out and doing some testing as soon as possible and will be looking to put the JWF Motorsport bike up the front. Thank you to all involved in putting this deal together.”
Wilkinson, however, is set to make the step up to the BSB paddock for the first time as he graduates from the clubs.
A regular front-runner in EMRA’s 600 class, where he finished third in the Supersport ranks this season, and a winner at Moto Time Attack, Wilkinson
“I’m really happy to make the step up into the Ducati TriOptions Cup,” he said. “Although it will be a steep learning curve, I can’t wait to get started.
“The biggest challenge will be learning a new bike and circuits, although I’m confident I can get the job done. Big thanks to my sponsors and special thanks to Dave Croft at Mupo for putting this deal together for me at short notice.”
The two club regulars will join Hiro Arazeki in a three-man team at JWF.
*Image: JWF Motorsport