Ben and Lou Wilson to take the reins at Gearlink Kawasaki

Former BSB rider calls move the 'natural step forward';

Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson has taken the reins at Gearlink Kawasaki, describing it as 'the natural step forward'.

The former Kirton racer - who has previously ridden for the team - will take over from Michael de Bidaph with his wife Lou.

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"After many successful years of running the Gearlink Kawasaki team together with his beloved wife Norma, Michael has decided to take a step back within the team and pass the leading role over to a well-known and long-standing member of Gearlink, Ben Wilson," a statement read.

"Ben, along with his wife Lou, will now manage the team going forward as they continue with their British SuperSport Championship attack."

Wilson, a former Britoish Superbike rider, said: "This feels very much the natural step forward for me to lead Gearlink, a team that I have had most of my success and BSB career with.

"Following my leg injury in 2016, I have not felt able to return to racing within the British Championship as my leg simply will not allow me to compete competitively anymore.

"Therefore, I am looking forward to a new role within the BSB paddock and, most importantly, sharing my knowledge and experience to develop young, upcoming riders."

The 2022 rider line-up will be announced soon.