APPLEYARD Macadam Yamaha are committed to battling for an unsurpassed fifth Quattro Group British Supersport Championship in 2022, which will be their 14th season in the class.

The team have agreed terms with two young riders who will both be battling for the title, with a full announcement before the end of the year.

The Keighley-based squad have been the benchmark in the hard-fought class for over a decade, having taken 58 wins and raising the prestigious championship trophy four times; with Keith Farmer, Jack Kennedy and Rory Skinner.

After several years with title favourite riders, the team looked to blood two young racers in 2021; series rookie Rhys Irwin and relative newcomer Bradley Perie.

Irwin had a tough learning year taking two podiums, while Perie showed flashes of brilliance with five wins and led the series early in proceedings.

The team continue to be Yamaha UK’s Official Supersport entry and long-time sponsor Doug Macadam continues his support for 2022.

Robin Appleyard, team owner, said: “We absolutely love this class of racing and are already planning next year’s campaign around two exciting young riders who we think can battle for a fifth Championship title.

“Yamaha again entrust us to build their official YZF-R6 race machines and with Doug Macadam plus our other partners, we are ready to go racing.”