Prodigy star signs Reid
Jordanstown racer and talented tattoo artist Andy Reid will ride for Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's Team Traction Control in next season's British Supersport Championship.
Reid narrowly missed out on the National Superstock 600cc title in 2014 with Shaun Muir's FFX Yamaha squad, and now progresses to the Supersport class, where he will ride alongside American James Rispoli in the world-renowned rock star's team.
The Ulsterman, whose contract will be retained by Muir's SMR team, said: "I am looking forward to this opportunity which will allow me to work with Keith [Flint] and the Team Traction Control guys.
"Yes I am really excited," added the youngster, whose tattoo skills will no doubt be called into action to add to team boss Flint's vast array of body art.
"We have some good momentum after this season in Superstock 600 that I want to carry into next year. I am going to take the season as it comes and I believe that we will have the pace from the start.
"I want to be pushing for the wins from the opening rounds and I need to keep working and pushing to make that happen.
"This is all exciting for me and gives me a great position to showcase what I am capable of in one of the biggest championships in the UK."
Flint, who is a self confessed motorcycling aficionado, outside his 'day job' with the world renowned 'Firestarter' dance group The Prodigy, said of his new recruit: "The boys have done a great job this year on our debut in British Supersport, but it's all about 2015 now and with Reidy and Rispoli we've got a blinding ride line-up. The boys are quick and we're gunning for the championship. Bring on the season opener in April."
Reid will join fellow Co Antrim man Glenn Irwin in the British Supersport class next season, which should see some serious local rivalry.
Local favourite Alastair Seeley - who finished second in this year's British Supersport class - has yet to announce his plans, but is rumoured to be negotiating a Superbike deal for 2015 on Suzuki machinery.