Isle of Man TT legend Ian Hutchinson will join the newly formed Edwards 1902 Yamaha team to contest the 2021 Pirelli National Superstock Championship.
The Edwards 1902 Yamaha squad will run as a sister team to the McAMS Yamaha effort – Yamaha’s official outfit in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship with full support from both Raceways Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor UK.
Hutchinson will contest a YZF-R1 built by the team in Raceways Motorcycles’ purpose-built GYTR workshop alongside Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie’s race-winning superbikes.
A multiple race winner in the National Superstock series, Hutchinson finished runner-up in the championship in 2016.
The move sees Hutchinson return to Yamaha, a brand with which he has enjoyed an array of success over the last decade including four Isle of Man TT victories and wins at both the Macau and Ulster Grand Prixs.
The Bingley Bullet will get his first taste of the Edwards 1902 YZF-R1 on Wednesday as the first official Bennetts British Superbike test gets underway at Silverstone.
Launched in 2020 Edwards 1902 is the multi award winning Single Variety Premium Vodka made exclusively from King Edward Potatoes grown on the Yorkshire Wolds and distilled at The Elsham Wold Distillery.