News 17 Jan 2024

Nelson joins BCperformance Kawasaki in ASBK Supersport

Teenager to ride Ninja ZX-6R in 2024 alongside returning Hardwick.

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BCperformance has recruited Hayden Nelson for the 2024 Australian Supersport Championship, joining Kawasaki-mounted Superbike class entry Paris Hardwick in the revitalised effort.

Nelson, 16, will be equipped with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R (636) in what is his second season in the Supersport category after claiming eighth in points as a rookie.

“I’m really excited to join BCperformance for 2024,” Nelson said. “Although the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 has not been raced in ASBK before, its Australian debut at the Sydney Summer Night Series has shown it to be a competitive bike. I can’t wait to ride the bike and continue the development process with the team. I will be working hard to get up to speed with the bike and tyres as quickly as I can and pushing to be ready to achieve strong results from round one.”

The BCperformance Racing Team will continue to field Hardwick in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) onboard the Ninja ZX-10RR after claiming Rookie of the Year honours last year.

“It’s going to be a busy and challenging year with two riders in two different classes,” said BCperformance team manager Kelvin Reilly. “I am keen to get started, we are excited to have Hayden onboard and looking forward to seeing what we can do with the new ZX-6R 636.

“Paris has been working really hard in the off-season and with his rookie season behind him, I feel he will start to show his speed. Thanks to Kawasaki Motors Australia,, Australian United Timbers, Maximair, and New Holland for their continued support.”