SETH Crump has penned a deal to join his 2020 title rival for a Pirelli National Junior Superstock assault at the Affinity Sports Academy.
The Aussie, son of speedway legend Jason Crump, joins last year’s Junior Supersport champ Owen Jenner along with Eugene McManus and Asher Durham in a four-pronged championship challenge.
Crump took the 2020 title fight with Jenner down to the very last round at Donington Park, but when they both crashed out amid a wet final race, the crown slipped his grasp.
Now, he and his three team-mates will take the reins of four Team Green-supported Kawasaki ZX6Rs with four other youngsters, James McManus, Mikey Hardie, Joe Farragher and Kam Dixon, all fighting for Junior Supersport honours on Kawasaki Ninja 400s.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Affinity Sports Academy team for 2021,” Crump said.
“Stepping up to the Superstock 600 class is going to be a learning curve, but I can’t wait to start riding and learning the Ninja ZX-6R. Being able to work with an experienced team will also be a big help, and I’m really looking forward to getting the season underway.”
Team Manager John Laverty added, “It’s exciting to have Seth join the Affinity Sports Academy for 2021, and we are all looking forward to seeing how he, and the rest of the team, progress and adapt to the Ninja ZX-6R.
“It will be a steep learning curve, but all of the riders are very talented, so it should be an interesting year.”
Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK, also added, “Seth showed great skill and determination last year, battling right at the sharp end in a Championship that he was a rookie in and having never been to any of the tracks before.
“For someone so young, that shows great promise, and we are happy to have him as part of the Team Green family and hope that he can continue his rapid learning curve this year in the 600cc category.”