Ballyclare’s Jamie Hamilton has joined Burrows Engineering Racing, making the switch from Wilson Craig Honda.
The 23-year-old rider replaces Dan Kneen who spearheaded the team’s 2014 Irish Superbike title winning efforts.
Hamilton brings an impressive CV with him to John Burrows’ Dungannon-based outfit. He was top newcomer at the Isle of Man TT in 2012 and has finished on the podium in the Supertwin class at both the North West 200 and the Ulster Grand prix.
“I’m very happy that I have secured a ride with one of the most professional teams in the sport of road racing,” he said.
“I was very impressed with what John and his team achieved in 2014 and I hope my efforts will bring more success for the team in the coming season.
“The bikes will definitely be ultra-competitive and I’m confident that I’m capable of taking them to top results. Roll on Cookstown!”
Burrows commented: “I’m delighted to have found a rider of Jamie Hamilton’s calibre to lead Burrows Engineering Racing’s national and international road campaigns in 2015. “He’s the ideal man for the job and it’s a bonus that he’s a local man too. He’s a proven race and title winner and although 2014 didn’t work out particularly well for him, he showed what he is capable of on a number of occasions, especially at Bush where he scored four wins and denied my team two Superbike wins.”
He added: “With Jamie onboard some very competitive machinery, I’m confident we can again be a top privateer team and give the factory boys something to worry about in 2015.”