BSB: Bjorn Estment is Training Back At Home Ready For His First Full Season Campaign with Powerslide Motorcycles Catfoss Suzuki.

Published on January 28, 2021
By Dawn Hammersley

South African Rider Bjorn Estment is Getting His 2021 British Superbike Season Preparations under-way With a Vast Training Regime Along-Side the Binder Brothers.

Bjorn is making the most of the South African weather as he trains every day mainly on the motocross tracks, he thrives on an eat-train-sleep mentality to get himself in shape for the upcoming 2021 British Superbike Season. The 34-year-old is training with Grand Prix Riders Brad and Darryn Binder to prepare for their 2021 seasons. Bjorn is in his element, dragging knees and scraping elbows on the dirt tracks.

Bjorn joined Powerslide Motorcycles for the final round of the 2020 British Superbike season at Brands Hatch, both rider and all-new team instantly jelled, therefore Bjorn signed a deal for the 2021 season. 2021 will be the first full season for Stoke-On-Trent based Powerslide Team. Team owner Brad Clarke will ride in the Superstock 1000 class in various rounds. Brad believes once Bjorn is riding with full confidence, he will become a nuisance in the top quality field. With the team having two GSXR’s in the paddock it will help to promote the Powerslide brand. Powerslide has joined forces with Catfoss modular Buildings for their 2021 season campaign and has close relations with Rich Energy OMG Racing and Hawk Racing.

In South Africa, there hasn’t been much development for riders, for a rider to travel overseas to ride would be down to the rider, Bjorn was fortunate to have the full support from his parents and family members to help him to get him to where he is now. Fitness is very important to the South African, he does enduro, cycling and trials during the off-season, he believes the more you put in with your fitness the more you will get out of it.

He has a broad repertoire of experience in racing, he has done stints in Superstock, British GP2, he was a top-five finisher in the Endurance World Championships on BMW machinery. Bjorn’s British Racing career started back in 2011 where he competed in three rounds of the National Superstock 600 class, he then moved up-to The Supersport Class in 2013. In 2017 he joined the Everquip Racing Team where he had a break-through season with top-five finishes. In 2020 he progressed up to the Superbike Class with NP Motorcycles, towards the end of the season both Bjorn and the team decided to part ways on good terms, which lead to his involvement with Powerslide Motorcycles and signing a deal for the 2021 season.

Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes.


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