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PB’s favourite French­man is re­turn­ing to Bri­tish Su­per­bikes. The 2014 WSB champ is com­ing back with Hawk Rac­ing. The Mallory-based team, who won the Se­nior and Superbike TT and Bri­tish Su­per­stock ti­tles have switched from BMW to Suzuki for 2017.

Guintoli will be joined by Su­per­stock champ Tay­lor Macken­zie. There is no news that their TT win­ner Michael Dun­lop will be rac­ing a Suzuki, but he’s not a man who’s scared of a ‘project.’ This is the Aprilia FW-GP: an RSV4 frame, WSB sus­pen­sion and a 250bhp, pneu­mat­i­cally-operated valve engine from the 2015 RS-GP Mo­toGP bike. As part of the mega-bucks 250bhp track pack­age, you also get a per­sonal fac­tory visit to dis­cuss the ex­act spec­i­fi­ca­tion of your bike, an in-depth set-up tu­to­rial, a day on cir­cuit to dial it in, Aprilia Rac­ing leathers, a place on an Aprilia track­day, tick­ets to a Mo­toGP round, a per­sonal email for tech help, and a cud­dly toy...

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