News 21 Nov 2022

DAO Racing signs Elliott for 2023 BSB Superstock

Australian to switch to ZX-10RR in bid for championship success.

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Kawasaki-equipped DAO Racing has confirmed the signing of international race-winner Brayden Elliott, the Australian set to continue in the Pirelli National Superstock category as part of the British Superbike Championship (BSB) next year.

Elliot has been a consistent presence in BSB since 2017, competing in superstock after achieving success domestically in Australia – notably winning the 2015 Australian Supersport Championship.

2022 has seen a coming of age for the number 51, overcoming the highs and lows of his multi-year stint in the UK to deliver his strongest season overseas to date, ultimately finishing fourth in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship standings with four podiums and a race win to his credit. The opportunity for 2023 provides Elliot with the next step in his career, having run his own team in recent years to compete at a high standard.

“I am very excited to be joining DAO Racing, I see this as a massive step forward in my career,” Elliot explained. “It comes on the back of what’s been a really good season and I feel joining the team is the next step of my progression.

“Since I began road racing, I’ve generally been involved with small, family-run teams and I’ve also run my own team but haven’t been associated with anything quite like this. I really love what the team is about, the crew all seem like they’re racing for the right reasons and teams like this are very few and far between.

“It’s going to be a whole new experience, I haven’t ridden a Kawasaki previously but the team has a lot of experience with it and I think if I can get comfortable with it we’re looking at a competitive package. I’m aiming for at least a top three in the championship and I want to be winning races and consistently fighting for podiums.”

Elliott will join roads specialist Dean Harrison, who will continue to contest BSB along with international road races including the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 for the outfit.