Australian to race IDM Supersport 300 before full-time WorldSSP300 campaign in 2021.
Hunter Ford has signed a multi-year contract with Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki that will see him contest the IDM Supersport 300 Championship alongside a selection of WorldSSP300 wildcards in 2020, before transferring to the world championship full-time in 2021.
Ford, a two-time Yamaha R3 Cup champion, joins the team as its latest Australian recruit, the squad most recently hosting Tom Bramich amongst its line-up in 2019.
“I’m really stoked and looking forward to riding in the IDM on the Nutec – RT Motorsports SKM – Kawasaki Ninja 400,” said Ford. “I’m going to enjoy learning new tracks as well as making the most of this opportunity with Rob and team.”
Team manager Rob Vennegoor commented: “I’m very happy to race next two years with Hunter Ford. He is fast, talented and has a lot of motivation to do it well in Europe.
“In 2020 the focus will be on the IDM Supersport 300 Championship, but we have bigger plans with him as the World Supersport 300 championship is the goal for 2021. I really hope that Hunter will become the next successful Australian rider in our team and looking forward to the 2020 season.”