Frenchman Sylvain Barrier will become the 30th rider on the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship grid when he returns for the forthcoming season with a new team Brixx Ducati, fielding the latest V4 Italian machinery.
Multiple FIM Superstock 1000 Cup champion Barrier made his debut in the British Championship last season, ending the season with his best result of a top ten finish at Brands Hatch. Barrier is now set to line-up on a Ducati for the first time with the newly-formed team, with the technical support of the JHP Racing/Ducati Coventry dealership, who previously worked with BSB legends including Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson, Michael Rutter and Stuart Easton.
Brixx will have a presence in the British Championship for the first time, the company delivers ground-breaking software to assist growing companies and entrepreneurs develop their financial future. Brixx markets its software as a service, www.brixx.com, across the world.
Sylvain Barrier: “I am very excited for this year and the new project ahead. Last year gave me a chance to learn about the championship and the circuits here in the UK and now I feel ready to take the next step with a great team and great machinery. The new V4 Ducati looks very competitive and I can’t wait to start testing in March!”
Barrie Baxter (Brixx Ducati Team Principal): “I am delighted to enter the British Championship with Sylvain on the new Ducati V4R and with a brilliant team all of whom have a wealth of experience. This will be a learning year as we help to develop a new bike, in a new series with a new team of people. We will just keep our heads down and work hard to grow throughout this season and see what is achievable.”