Brayden Elliott will move to England to compete in the British Superstock 1000 Championship next year, after signing for the 2017 season with the competitive CF Motorsport team.
The team will be fielding their first rider in the Superstock 1000 category and Elliott will be on board a Yamaha R1.
Elliott was competitive this season in the Australian Superbike Championship, and he also had three rounds of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship.
“I am extremely excited to officially announce my 2017 racing plans and partnership with CF Motorsport in the 2017 British Superstock 1000 Championship onboard a Yamaha R1,” Elliott said.
“I’m very proud to have the opportunity to partner with the highly professional and experienced CF Motorsport team as I continue to develop and move forward with my racing career.
“It will certainly be a huge change moving to England after spending my life racing in Australia although it’s a challenge I am highly looking forward too.
Elliott said the move was part of his endeavour to further his career and he felt he was ready to move into what is one of the toughest championships in the world.
“This is certainly a decision I have put an enormous amount of thought and consideration into and with the opportunity to join CF Motorsport I am confident I can give my best efforts during the 12 round championship,” he said.
He thanked his family for their fantastic support, Shawn Giles and Phil Tainton for their guidance and advice, and his sponsors.
Craig Fitzpatrick is the team owner and manager of CF Motorsport and said he respected the enormity of Elliott’s decision to try his hand in England.
“We are now working on plans for a Spanish pre-season test to get Brayden comfortable on the bike and get him ready for what looks to be and exciting season,” Fitzpatrick said.
Elliott will head overseas towards the end of January 2017 for a stint of testing in Spain before the commencement of the British Superbike Championship at Donington Park GP March March 31 to April 2.