CHARLIE Farrer will return to 600cc power this season as he joins the Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship with support from one of the UK’s leading 600 teams.

 A newly formed Appleyard Macadam Yamaha Academy will extend the support of the long-standing Yorkshire team within the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

In its first year, the academy will help the development of Farrer – who remains with Richard Mortimer’s Mortimer Racing/Victoria House squad along with fellow teen, Jack Nixon.

With the renowned four-time British Supersport Championship-winning team running Bradley Perie and Rhys Irwin this year, the squad is stepping up its commitment to helping develop young talent.

Farrer will remain with Rich Mortimer’s team but run under the Appleyard Macadam Yamaha Academy banner this season…

Both Farrer and Nixon will run Yamaha YZF-R6 machines and Appleyard Macadam technicians will give regular support and guidance to Farrer and Nixon including pre-race setup before each race weekend.

Farrer, 19, of Easington, County Durham, took last year’s British Talent Cup scrap down to the final round and ended the season second. He has previously raced 600 machinery, having entered a number of Superstock 600 races in 2017 when he made his first move into the BSB paddock.

Team owner Robin Appleyard said:  The team has always prided itself on trying to help develop young riders, so cascading that knowledge down to the Stock class with Jack and Charlie, two bright talents, was an obvious thing to do.

“We will try and steepen their learning curve during the season helping with bike set-up and passing on as much experience as we can.”

The 2021 season will kick-off at Oulton Park, Cheshire over the weekend June 25-27.