Verwey brothers back for Junior Superstock title bid

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LUKE and Kade Verwey will be back in action this season as the brothers return to the Pirelli National Junior Superstock championship.

As part of Team XG Racing Kawasaki, the duo will once again take the reins of two Kawasaki ZX6 machines as they look to bounce back from an injury-hampered 2020.

Last season, both Kade and Luke made the step-up to 600cc power after two successful seasons in the Dickies British Junior Supersport Championship, where Kade finished runner-up after a taking the fight all the way to the final round.

And now, following several months of recovery, both Verweys are keen to get back out to begin pre-season testing in the coming weeks.

“I am so looking forward to the season,” Luke said. “Coming back for a second year in Junior Superstock is going to be fantastic, I think it’s going to be a really great class this year and I’m excited to be part of it.

“I did get injured at the end of last year and I have had to take it a bit easy to ensure a full recovery.

“We sort of took last year as testing, with the shortened season and my injury, I didn’t feel like I got an opportunity to show what I could do. That’s all behind us now and I’m ready to go.”

While Luke looks to rebound from his late season injury, Kade – who finished 15th overall last season with a top-five at Snetterton – says he’s eyeing victory.

I can’t wait for the season to start, it feels like so long since I was last on the bike,” Kade admitted.

“It’s been seven months but I’m finally getting back to fitness. I feel quite happy that the season doesn’t start until June because it means we can get a lot of testing in beforehand.

“We have plenty of testing lined up and I’m already feeling really confident. I’m almost finished at university so I’m going to be able to concentrate on my racing with no distractions this summer, which is brilliant.

“It’s looking like it will be a busy season, there’s a few back to back rounds and I am so excited. I feel like it’s going to be a good year. I really want to win, and that’s what I’ll be pushing for. Let’s see what we can do.”

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