JOEY Thompson will return to the Wilson Craig Racing fold next month as he tackles the Quattro British Supersport championship.
The Yorkshireman, who spent the majority of this season as a rookie in the Bennetts British Superbike series with Neil Pearson’s NP Motorcycles squad, will return to the middleweight class as he takes on the final two rounds of the season at Brands Hatch.
Thompson joined forces with Wilson Craig Racing last month for an assault on Aberdare Park where, along with Chris Burns and big trophy winner Davey Todd, he helped the team pick up a strong haul of silverware.
And although the Welsh outing was planned to be a one-off, the former North West 200 podium finisher has rejoined Darren Gilpin’s squad to round out 2021.
“I have had previous experience in the Supersport class and to be back doing what I love with this iconic team is fantastic and I can’t wait to get going,” Thompson said.
“I really can’t thank Darren enough and also all my personal sponsors for this really exciting experience. I had the pleasure of riding the Wilson Craig Honda at a wet Aberdare in August and it was one of the best 600s that I have ever ridden, so that fills me with lots of positives heading into Brands Hatch.”
Team principal Gilpin added: “Joey rode for us at Aberdare in August and excelled on the Honda CBR600RR. He has proved his pedigree before in British Championship racing and therefore he has the experience necessary to be competitive in what will be our final event of the 2021 season and one which we are all looking forward to.
“We are looking forward to a return to the BSB paddock in October. It is hoped that we will be able to add a second rider to the event on a second Wilson Craig Racing Honda CBR600RR which will be announced at a later date.”