JOSH Day has confirmed he will contest the full 2019 Ducati TriOptions Cup season after sealing a deal with Host-It Racing.
The former National Superstock 600 champion and multiple NG Road Racing title holder was out in action during today’s official BSB support class test at Silverstone in preparation for the season ahead.
And he revealed to UK Clubsport that this is the start of a full season racing the Host-It Racing Ducati in the fierce championship, which runs as part of the BSB programme.
It follows initial plans by Day to campaign a full season in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship as well as continuing with NG with support from Host-it Racing.
But when one of his existing sponsors withdrew the offer of a brand new Kawasaki ZX10, the Swindon race-ace realised it wasn’t going to happen and instead bought a 2015 Yamaha R1.
With the idea of a full season in the leading series out the window, Day had planned on concentrating on his NG chase along with a few wildcard entries in Stock 1000.
But Host-It Racing CEO Andrew Bishop came up with the plan to run Day in the Ducati TriOptions series and bought Joe Collier’s 2017 championship-winning machine for him to race.
“I am really excited and I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to get up the front and remind a few people what I can do on a bike when I have the right people behind me and I am happy,” Day told UK Clubsport.
“We still have our own family R1 which we are riding at NGRRC. We will be hoping to wildcard some Superstock rounds on that as well. For me, a lot of seat time this year is key and hope I can be on the top of my game as soon as possible on the Ducati.”
Andrew Bishop added: “Having competed in the No Limits Racing Endurance championship until 2018 and last year becoming joint title sponsor of top Pirelli National Superstock 1000 team Morello Racing, this was a natural progression for us.
“We are continuing a sponsorship arrangement with Morello in 2019 but will now also run Josh Day for the season in the Ducati TriOptions class with full branding.
“This may seem like a last minute decision but plans to support Josh in a BSB class started towards the end of last year. We have just kept this under wraps until the first official test.
“Until today, Josh has only had a few sneaky laps on the bike and has hiding it back in his van, but we are confident that he will get to grips with the Ducati and be competitive as the season plays out.”
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