In light of a phenomenal 2018 season, where the Silicone Engineering Racing team and Dean Harrison achieved multiple race wins and podiums across three International Road Races, Kawasaki UK and Team Green have elevated the outfit to official status for the forthcoming season.
Harrison will take part in the Northwest 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix races as well as other selected events.
The team will be hard at work on the development of the new and improved Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR over the winter months in order to maximise their chances at the coveted Isle of Man TT Senior win in June next year.
Team Manager, Paul Iddon feels that the additional support from Kawasaki Motors UK will serve as a crucial racing advantage, saying, "We have enjoyed working with Kawasaki over the past few seasons and we are really pleased that they have seen what Dean and the team have achieved, resulting in the reward of becoming the official Kawasaki team. Everyone in the team and back at Silicone Engineering base camp are very excited about 2019 and we feel that between the rider and the bike we have an excellent chance at even better results than 2018. We can't wait to get going!"
Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Coordinator, Ross Burridge tips the team for success and eagerly awaits their first outing, saying, "Dean has been astoundingly quick over the past couple of seasons, and last year’s IOM TT was a real eye opener! I think that competing at numerous rounds of the British Superbike Championship has moved on his riding to the next level and with a new bike underneath him for 2019, plus a determination to put his name in the record books, I believe there is nothing he isn't capable of. I wish Dean and the team all the best and look forward to seeing them in action on the roads for the first time at the Northwest 200 in May."