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Bournemouth Kawasaki boss Pete Ex­tance says he is pre­pared for the chal­lenge of fight­ing for the MCE BSB ti­tle as his team be­comes Kawasaki’s of­fi­cial

pres­ence in the se­ries.

The out­fit are no strangers to the Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship, hav­ing won a race with fans’ favourite Chris Walker and put both Dan Lin­foot and Luke Mossey in Show­down po­si­tions in the last three years.

How­ever, Ex­tance ac­cepts tak­ing on the man­tle of Kawasaki’s of­fi­cial team, with Haslam on board, puts them in a ‘whole dif­fer­ent ball game’ for 2017.

“I need to pinch my­self some­times when I wake up as it’s hard to be­lieve our lit­tle Bournemouth Kawasaki deal­er­ship race team has come so far in just seven years rac­ing,” he said.

“We’ve al­ready achieved both BSB and TT wins, but for 2017 it’s a whole dif­fer­ent ball game again as we’ve been given the chance to not only be­come the of­fi­cial Kawasaki team but to have Leon Haslam on our bike.

“On top of that, we have also re-signed Luke Mossey, a rider who I be­lieve is the hottest young prospect in BSB in the Su­per­bike class since Alex Lowes. I don’t think we will ever get a bet­ter chance of win­ning the Bri­tish Su­per­bike ti­tle.”

‘I don’t think we’ll ever get a bet­ter chance of win­ning the BSB ti­tle’ PETE EX­TANCE

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