Hunter Ford heads to Europe on two-year deal

Nutec RT Motorsports by SKM Kawasaki sign Hunter Ford

The long-time relationship between team manager Rob Vennegoor and Australia gets a new chapter as Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM signs Hunter Ford for 2020 and 2021.

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Hunter Ford – Image by TBG

2018/2019 Australian Yamaha R3 Cup champion Hunter Ford will line-up in the IDM Supersport 300 championship next year as well as participsating in some WorldSSP300 wildcards as preparation for 2021, when he will step up and ride a full season in the World Supersport 300 Championship aboard the Kawasaki Ninja 400.

Hunter Ford

“I’m really stoked and looking forward to riding in the IDM on the Nutec- RT Motorsports SKMKawasaki Ninja 400. I’m going to enjoy learning new tracks as well as making the most of this opportunity with Rob and the team.”

ASBK Rnd SMP RbMotoLens RCup Hunter Ford
Hunter Ford – Image by Rob Mott

20 year old Hunter Ford acquired a taste and obsession for bikes and speed from the early age of two. He started competition racing at 15 years in 2014 joining the MRRDA Road Racing Junior Australian Championship, were he finished second in his very first race.

Since then, Hunter’s achievements in the last five years of racing have been extraordinary, and are well documented. Now he’s ready for the much bigger stage in Europe.

Hunter Ford – Image by TBG

Hunter has raced before in Europe as he was selected for Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event in 2014 and had a Moriwaki Cup wildcard in the same year at Dijon in France.

Rob Vennegoor – Nutec – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki Team Manager

“I’m very happy to race next two years with Hunter Ford. He is fast, talented and has a lot of motivation to do it well in Europe. In 2020 the focus will be on the IDM Supersport 300 championship, but we have bigger plans with him as the World Supersport 300 championship is the goal for 2021. I really hope that Hunter will become the next successful Australian rider in our team and looking forward to the 2020 season.”

Source: MCNews.com.au

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