Ulsterman Josh Elliott will line up on the Bennetts British Superbike Championship grid in 2019 alongside Luke Mossey on the OMG Racing Suzuki after a race-winning season in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class.
2015 Superstock 1000 champion Elliot joined the OMG Racing team for the fourth round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship this season, adapting to the Suzuki and taking OMG’s first ever win at Thruxton. Six podiums and a wins later, the 24-year-old was promoted to the premier class at Assen and found himself running inside the top 10 at Brands Hatch.
Elliot said: “I’m so happy to be riding for OMG Racing in the BSB next season. This is something I’ve been working hard for and I’m very grateful to the owners and our Team Principal, Paul Curran, for giving me the opportunity.
“It’s going to be ultra-competitive next year and I’m really looking forward to the challenge! I can’t wait to get back out on the OMG Racing Suzuki in Cartagena this week and the preparations are already underway to build on what we learned last season.”
Team Principal Paul Curran commented: “I am really happy to have Josh on board for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship season, with the two rounds he did last season with no testing at all we were pleased with the results and the pace that he showed. With a full season and testing schedule and mentally knowing that it’s his bike for the year can only bring good things. It will be a good year for him and we can look to build and improve on his setup and performances at the end of last season.”
OMG Racing’s Greg McPhail concluded: “The owners O, M and G are very excited that Josh Elliott will be partnering Luke in the upcoming 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season. Josh gave the team some great results on our stock bike last season and in the two meetings on the full OMG superbike at Assen and Brands Hatch, demonstrating he is a real prospect for the future.
“We as a team have high hopes for 2019 and the upcoming test at Cartagena where Josh will be able to spend some good time on the OMG Superbike. The season really can't come too soon for OMG!”