Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia will expand its operation to a three rider line-up for the 2019 Australian Superbike (ASBK) season.
Alex Phillis, who finished eighth overall in this year’s championship and was the top privateer aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000, will join Josh Waters and Wayne Maxwell in a satellite supported garage for 2019.
Suzuki Australia Marketing Manager Lewis Croft commented “We’re thrilled to expand our rider line-up to three next year. Suzuki has a rich history with the Phillis family, dating back to the early eighties winning five titles with Rob Phillis on a GSX1100 Katana.
Now over thirty years on to have Alex racing the GSX-R1000 and after a very successful 2018 campaign, finishing inside the top-10 and earning the status a top privateer is no easy feat. We look forward to seeing Alex in Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia colours next season, completing one of the strongest rider line-ups in the history of Australian Superbike Racing concluded Croft”.
Phillis will make his Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia debut at round 1 of the 2019 Australian Superbike Championship kicking off at Phillip Island during the WSBK weekend February 22-24, 2019.