Burns looking for a job as he and team split
Exclusive by Zoe Burn
GEORDIE superbike and former MotoGP rider Chris Burns is looking for a new ride - after what looks likes a parting of the ways between him and the STP-JHS Racing outfit.
The 28-year-old from Newcastle will not race at Oulton Park for the team after a believed fall-out earlier this week, and has revealed to Burning Rubber that he is now actively looking for another ride.
"It looks like I won't get to race with STP this year, and to be honest I feel like I'm going crazy at the moment." he admitted this evening.
Burns was forced to sit out of the opening round at Brands Hatch a fortnight ago because the iconic MV Agusta machine was not ready, and the team opted not to run because of safety fears.
Burning Rubber believes a fall-out ensued this week after Burns was offered a stand-in role with a Supersport team. Although the deal didn't come-off, Burns says he was encouraged by STP to take the ride.
It is thought the team plans to run at Oulton with Victor Cox on board the sole MV.
No-one was available at STP to comment this evening.
Burns however, says he is now looking for a job. "I'm looking for another ride. I'm desperate to get on a bike," he said.
"I was gutted when we didn't run at Brands, and it was unclear if we would get out at Oulton. Now it seems like me and STP have reached the end of our time.
"All I want is to be on a competitive bike - to be honest, any bike. I would prefer to stay in Superbike but I would certainly look at other rides, say in Supersport or possibly Superstock.
"I still want to get out there and win races - what rider doesn't? I just want the chance to show the world that I still can ride competively and can still run at the front...I'm too young to retire."
Burns and STP enjoyed some solid results last season. Although the machine suffered it's fair share of breakdowns, Burns still managed to win four Superbike Cup races, finishing on the podium in 13 of the 14 races he completed