Magherafelt rider Paul Jordan will make a return to the British championship next season riding a Kawasaki in the Supersport Evo class.
The 22-year-old has secured backing from engine tuning and building experts Road and Race, based in Dorset, plus leading British Supersport outfit Gearlink Kawasaki.
Jordan is also keen to make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2014 having already competed at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, where he made his first appearance in August.
The new British Supersport Evo class will come into force next year, offering riders and teams a more cost-effective opportunity to compete in the championship, replacing the current Supersport Cup category.
Jordan, who rode for Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200 in the Supersport class in May, will also compete in the final two rounds of the British championship this year at Silverstone this weekend and Brand Hatch on October 20.
Harry Corbett, who has played a key role in putting the deal together, said: “Paul has been out of the British championship scene for most of this season as a result of financial reasons.
“It’s hard to get sponsorship, but we’ve managed to put a package together to bring him back for the final rounds of the British Supersport Championship as well as the full championship next year.
“We’re heading to Silverstone this weekend and we’ll be testing the new engines and trying to promote the new Evo class. Paul is pumped up for it and I’m looking forward to it as well.
“Michael de Bidaph is helping us out from Gearlink Kawasaki and if there are any interested parties out there that would like to get involved for next season we’d be more than happy to hear from them.”
Jordan’s Kawasaki will run under the Gearlink Ltd Road and Race banner in 2014 and Corbett is on the lookout for a second young rider to join the team.