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Brownhills-based Astro-JJR unveil three-rider team for the 2021 BSB campaign

Brownhills-based Astro-JJR BMW have unveiled a three-strong line-up for the 2021 National Superstock 1000 championship.

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David Allingham will make a move to the team ahead of the new season, joining New Zealander Shane Richardson, who continues into his third year with the squad.

Allingham will be joining the ranks of the established superstock 1000 team following recent seasons in the full British Superbike series and British Supersport championships, as he aims for title glory.

He joins Richardson in the team, who will be looking to build momentum again next season.

Astro-JJR will also field a junior team within the superstock 1000 class for 2021, running alongside the main team, with Caolán Irwin progressing to the class after finishing fourth in last year’s National Superstock 600 championship.

Team owner Stuart Tromans, from Brownhills, said: "I have looked at David coming through for the last two years, but when he made the direct transition to the main BSB class I thought the chance had gone, but now we have this chance to work together. Within the family, team environment we feel we will bring out the best in David and I think him working with James is sure to rekindle his hunger, drive and determination to run at the front of this ultra-competitive class.

“The team will be remaining with the BMW S 1000 RR that proved a superb package in the Championship during 2020 and we will be building two new ones for Shane and David. Whilst the option was there to move to the new M model, we felt that the experience with the S Model will stand us in good stead for the season.

“As a small private team we have achieved excellent results in the past years with Alex Olsen, Shane Richardson and Damon Rees and we look forward to the new season ahead.”

Allingham said he was very happy to be joining Astro-JJR as he believed the team could achieve great things in 2021.

"I can’t wait to enjoy some quality time off with my family and start fresh in the new year onboard the BMW S 1000 RR beside my new teammate Shane Richardson and good friend Caolan Irwin," he said.

"I would also like to thank Stuart and James for giving me this opportunity.”

Richardson added: "I am really excited to get going again aboard the Astro-JJR BMW having had some time to reset after 2020. I'm looking to get back to fighting at the front after a mediocre performance on my behalf this year.

"The team is more than capable of taking home a championship and I'm grateful for another opportunity to work with them as we aim for success!"

Irwin said he was grateful to the Astro-JJR team for giving the opportunity of riding the bigger bikes.

"We had a great season in superstock 600 in 2020 and I'm proud of the faith Stu, James and Charlotte have in me to make this deal happen," he said.

"Superstock 1000 will be a big step up but I am in a really experienced team, with a great crew and some fast teammates, so I'm sure we will achieve great results together."

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