Champion Chrissy Rouse set to defend his title in 2021!
After a blinding 2020 season, overcoming the strong competition from Tom Neave and the new Honda Fireblade Chrissy Rouse took home the Superstock 1000 championship title by an amazing 26 points! Six consecutive podiums with two at position 1, Chrissy had an excellent, consistent and supremely entertaining race season!
So, after jumping on the BMW S1000 RR with Crowe Performance and taking home the win, what lies in wait for Chrissy in 2021? The answer is a return to Kawasaki, riding the new ZX-10RR for GR Motosport!
When questioned, Chrissy had this to say:
“I am really excited about the challenge ahead. I was hoping to step up to the Superbike class in 2021, but as that was not an option this year, what better than to challenge for the title again and try to retain the number one plate on the brand new ZX-10RR?
I am really pleased to be joining GR Motorsport and also very grateful for the opportunity, I’m really looking forward to getting out on the bike testing in the new year ready for round one at Oulton Park.
The Superstock class looks set for probably the most competitive line up to date with most of the front-running lads staying and with the addition of a few others – I’m going to really have to be on my A-game to retain the title!”
Being back on a Kawasaki is what we all were hoping to see, so with GR Motorsport bringing Chrissy back to defend his title… what could his plans be for his future racing career? Well, Team owner Brent Gladwin had some VERY optimistic comments to make!
“What a Christmas treat for everyone in signing Chrissy to defend his Superstock 1000 title on the all-new Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki ZX-10RR. Chrissy did a great job in 2020, and we aim to continue that success next year and then have him join Storm on the Superbike in 2022.
Christmas this year is going to be a strange one and difficult for many of us, so please remember to stay safe and where at all safely possible, help others. We really missed the fans at events this year, so let’s try very hard to get on top of this for the start of the 2021 season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for everyone here at GR Motorsport.”
Referencing Storm Stacey, who has jumped up from the Superstock 600 directly to the BSB, is a big comment to make for the race scene – a very big step for Chrissy if he makes the jump from Superstock to BSB in 2022!
So, after a brilliant Superstock season, the Geordie Maths Teacher returns to defend his top spot, before moving on to bigger things! Exciting times ahead!