Dean Hipwell will step up to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in 2019 with CDH Racing after previously competing in both the Supersport and Superstock support series.
Dean who was a regular point scorer in the Superstock class last season and has claimed runner-up honours in both the British 125 and British Supersport Cup championships.
After a number of years gaining experience in the British paddock he’s now targeting the Superbike class in 2019.
“I’m delighted to be moving into the BSB class after years in the British Supersport and Superstock Championships,” Hipwell said. “It’ll be a huge learning curve for me and the team but we’re all really looking forward to it and it’s given us extra motivation throughout the long winter months.
“We are looking ahead to the New Year to get our testing programme underway before Silverstone and the first races of the season. I’ve never ridden a Superbike so there will be a lot to learn; slick tyres, the chassis and more, but I can’t wait to get started.
“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that’s supported me and helping with the progression into BSB.”