Toni Elias: "I’m happy to join JR Racing Team for the 2015 WSBK season"

Thursday, 6 November 2014 14:16 GMT

The experienced Spanish rider is looking forward to the new challenge.

Former Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias will again line-up in the Superbike World Championship next year as he joins the newly born JR Racing Team BMW. The 31 year old from Manresa, Spain, has had an up and down season with the Red Devils Aprilia team and he is now looking forward to the new challenge, which will see him racing the BMW Superbike machine with the aim of being consistently at the front and taking his first rostrum finish in World Superbike.

“I will be again in the WSBK paddock next year” Elias told, “and I’m very happy to be joining the JR Racing Team and to be riding a BMW machine. It’s a great opportunity for me to grow as a rider in this championship and to make another step closer to the front of the field. We have to wait and see what it’ll be like, only time will tell if that’s a good or a bad decision. Right now I think 2015 will be the best season for me and I’m looking forward to some strong results with the team. It is a new squad entering the series, which is really good, the bike is very competitive and I’m happy to be working with a double World Champion and WSBK icon such as Troy Corser. I cannot wait to get started.”