Swedish rider Backlund has been a revelation in the National Superstock 1000 class over the past two seasons, scoring a debut race win last year at Silverstone before claiming third place in the overall standings.
This year Backlund has again been a regular podium finisher in the Superstock class, scoring five podium positions in the opening half of the season but now he turns his attentions to his first appearance in the premier Superbike class with the FFX Yamaha team.
Northern Ireland’s Andy Reid will be riding the FFX Yamaha R6 in this year’s Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship. Andy is an extremely exciting new talent who achieved some great results in last year’s Motorstar Championship - claiming three victories from just six races. Andy is now ready to make the next step and move forward a level. He’s young, fast and full of self-confidence and we have no doubt that he has what it takes to have a very impressive resume in a couple of years’ time.
Born Vasteras, Sweden