It was announced earlier today that WA's Callum O'Brien will join fellow sandgroper, Bryan Staring on the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team for the 2019 race season.
BCperformance, in collaboration with Kawasaki Motors Australia, announced the continuation of the BCperformance Junior road racing program for 2019.
Kelvin Reilly, Team Owner & Manager of Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team has a passion for creating pathways for junior riders in the Australian road racing. The Kawasaki Ninja 400 will be entered into the Australian Supersport 300 class in ASBK series in 2019.
Team Owner & Manager - Kelvin Reilly:
‘'We are pleased to see the continuation of our junior program for 2019. The new Kawasaki Ninja 400 has shown great promise around the world with many titles already under its belt and we are 100% committed to bringing the Australian Supersport 300 title home for Kawasaki in 2019. The bike is new to us and we have 2 superb new riders in Tayla Relph and Callum O’Brien. They will make a real dynamic pairing pushing each other for race wins. A big thanks must go out to Kawasaki Motors Australia and all our sponsors for their help in keeping our Junior program going”
Ninja 400 Rider - Callum O'Brien #10
“I am really thankful and super excited to be given the opportunity to join a team with the pedigree of Kawasaki BCperformance Racing; especially in the ASBK debut year for the new Kawasaki Ninja 400. The team are going to be a formidable presence in the Supersport 300 category in 2019. Huge thank you to Kawasaki Motors Australia and BCperformance. I can't wait for round one at Phillip Island”
Callum is 16 years old from Perth, Western Australia
Ninja 400 Team Rider - Tayla Relph #28:
“I am ecstatic to be given this opportunity to race with Kawasaki BCperformance racing team for the 2019 championship on-board the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Throughout the 2018 season I was consistently within the top five; ending the championship with a second place finish at Phillip Island and now working with Kawasaki BCperformance, I am very confident we can achieve our goal of fighting for the Championship. I believe the Kawasaki Ninja 400’s and Dunlop tyre will be very competitive next year in the Australian Supersport 300 Championship and I am really excited to be working with such an experienced team and I will take full advantage of this incredible opportunity they have given me for 2019.”
Tayla is 21 years old from Brisbane, Queensland.
Kawasaki Motors Australia and Motorcycling WA would like to wish both riders a successful year in the ASBK Supersport 300 series on-board the Kawasaki Ninja 400.