Steve Plater to go for British Supersport championship

ALREADY confirmed to ride in the FIM World Endurance championship with the Honda TT Legends team, Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater is all set to contest the 2011 British Supersport championship with Padgett’s Honda.

Steve is pleased to announce that UK Waste Solutions have come on board as a personal sponsor this season.

Plater who won the British Supersport title for HM Plant Honda in 2009, is to join the Batley based Padgett’s Honda team and will contest all but one of the British Supersport rounds in an effort to bring back the title to Honda – and Lincolnshire for a third successive year.

Plater relinquished his crown in 2010 to fellow county Honda rider Sam Lowes.

He will miss the Silverstone round in September as it clashes with the Le Mans 24-hour race in France.

The Woodhall Spa star is due to take part in some pre-season testing in the UK prior to a full test programme to prepare for the World Endurance championship.

Plater will test at Darley Moor and Donington shortly before heading off to Albacete and Magny Cours to test with the TT Legends team.

The first round of the World Endurance championship is at Magny Cours on April 16 and 17 when the team will contest the 24 hour Bol d’Or. Then it’s straight back to the UK for round one of the British Supersport championship at Brands Hatch over the Easter break of April 22 to 25.