News 12 Sep 2023

DAO Racing's Elliott makes BSB step for upcoming races

Australian to debut in the premier class this weekend at Oulton Park.

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Longtime National Superstock contender Brayden Elliott will debut in the premier class of the 2023 British Superbike Championship (BSB) this weekend at Oulton Park, making the step with DAO Racing Kawasaki.

After domestic success in Australia including the ASBK Supersport title in 2015, Elliott joined the BSB National Superstock ranks in 2017 and has gained a wealth of experience riding different manufacturers in the series since.

After a promising 2022 campaign, Elliott partnered with the DAO Racing Kawasaki outfit for the current season to contest National Superstock, but with Dean Harrison parting ways with the team, the opportunity arose for the Australian to complete the campaign in the premier class.

“The first thing is, I’m massively thankful for the opportunity from Sommai, Clarissa, Jonny and the whole team,” said Elliott. “It’s something I’ve been working towards my whole life, especially being based in England for the last seven years, this has been my whole motivation.

“I’m very thankful and proud to finally have this opportunity. Also, I’m under no illusion that I’m moving into one of the toughest championships in the world, but with manageable, realistic targets and expectations between myself and the team, we can make progress and approach this in the best way possible.”

Jonny Bagnall, Dao Racing Kawasaki team manager commented: “Sadly, all good things must come to an end. As a team, we are all sad to be seeing Dean leave. We’ve had a fantastic eight years working together, and we would like to thank him for his service and for all of the success we have had together. We wish him the best of luck for what comes next, and we are excited for what the future has in store for DAO Racing.

“With Brayden having been part of the team since the beginning of the season, with the Superbike seat now being available it only makes sense to progress him into that and see how he performs. It’ll give us a full indication of how he takes to a Superbike and with him not contending for the Superstock Championship, it seems a sensible choice. We like how he works, his feedback is really great, so we are looking forward to seeing what he can learn from both sides in the Superbike class.”

Three rounds remain in the 2023 British Superbike Championship, as the series resumes this weekend at Oulton Park for the ninth stop of the 2023 calendar.