Anthony West has announced he will field a self-funded Kawasaki ZX-6R in this year’s 2018 World Supersport Championship.
Riding under the EAB Antwest Racing banner, the 36-year-old Aussie has support from his former team boss, EAB’s Ferry Schoenmakers, and will run the team out of Schoenmakers’ Dutch-based workshop.
West will be joining Aussie World Supersport regular Lachlan Epis in the paddock this year, with the Sydney-born 18-year-old switching to the Team GoEleven Kawasaki squad alongside Italian Michael Canducci for the 2018 season.
“I am very happy to be in a professional environment with a lot of knowledge and experience in the paddock,” Epis said. “ I believe that we can achieve some great results and this is extremely motivating for me.”
The third Aussie in the SBK paddock will be Tommy Edwards, who is making his debut this season in the highly competitive Supersport 300 championship. According to the series’ entry list, the 16-year-old from Newcastle will be the sole Australian in the 36-rider 300SSP line-up, riding for the Benjan – Kawasaki squad.