Northern Ireland’s Lee Johnston will compete in the final two rounds of the World Supersport Championship for the Simon Buckmaster-managed PTR Honda team.
Johnston, who has competed in a number of National Superstock 1000 Championship rounds this season for Clive Padgett’s Honda outfit, will be in action at Magny-Cours in France this weekend and again at Jerez in Spain for the final round on October 20.
The former British Superstock 600 champion, who has established himself as a promising road racer over the past few years, said: “It’s been a few years since I’ve ridden a Supersport bike on a closed circuit - I’m looking forward to getting back on one [but] I do have 600cc experience on the roads recently.
“These are not circuits I am familiar with but I will do my best. Thank-you to my sponsor East Coast Racing and PTR for making this happen, it’s going to be good.”
Team manager Buckmaster added: “We will guide and help Lee so he can get the best results possible and we are excited to have him as part of the team.”