Jed Metcher will run Pirelli tyres at this weekend’s Australian Motorcycle News Island Classic aboard the Scott Owen Racing Developments Katana . The 24 year Victorian has used Pirelli tyres for many years now and is happy to be on rubber he knows will perform at the demanding Phillip Island circuit.
Pirelli is also the official control tyre for the World Superbike and British Superbike championships in 2015 which Jed will compete in this year. Firstly as a wildcard in WSBK with Race Center aboard his RC-10 Superbike, followed by his first full season in the BSB championship aboard the PR Racing Kawasaki.
Meanwhile preparations for this weekend’s classic are into the 11th hours with Scott Owen doing an amazing job of trying to get an up-spec engine into the bike for race weekend in order to give Jed the extra grunt he will need to be competitive. It’s a huge job and it will be a race against time but Scotty is the man for the job.