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About GR Motosport Ltd

Formed in 1995

GR Motosport Ltd was formed in 1995 from the sponsor/rider relationship of Tony Robinson and Brent Gladwin.

The teams birth came as the former Championship winning formula was brought to a premature end with an injury to Brent which ended his riding career.

It was decided that the expertise and equipment should not go to waste and should be used to promote young riders through to Title glory.

Our Progress

In its short history, One European and 12 British titles have gone to GR riders, and most have gone on to become superstars of the sport.

Since Brent took sole ownership in 2011 his direction in developing the Team and building working relationships with blue chip companies like WD-40, Intel and Nvidia, have seen our skills in racing become enhanced by our developing skills in Marketing, PR and Corporate entertainment.

Working very closely with our partners to amplify their goals in Brand exposure and PR through all channels including TV, Press, B2B and Social media we hope to help them all promote and increase sales.

Present

Our current aim as reigning British Champions (2016) is to continue the strategy of developing young talent, with riders in the British Superbike Championship series while delivering high ROI through fantastic exposure for our Partners and Sponsors.

Brent would be pleased to listen to your advertising and corporate entertainment requirements and tailor a package to suit all your exacting needs. Please take the time to contact us for an informal chat, it will surprise you where it could lead.

Latest News

MASON LAW STEPS UP TO BSB WITH WD-40 KAWASAKI FOR 2018

February 3, 2018

Essex rider Mason Law will contest the 2018 British Superbike Championship aboard
The #55 Kawasaki ZX-10RR for Sheffield-based GR Motosport.

After a successful first season in the litre class, the 22-year-old from Benfleet has signed a deal to move up
from The STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY to the TEAM WD-40 Superbike,

Mason’s move up to BSB is a continuation of the success of GR’s ethos to develop young talent through the
Stauff Quick Connect Academy to the highest levels of Motorcycle Sport, whilst continuing our long
associations title Sponsors WD-40 and STAUFF UK for the 12-round Televised series. Its also testament to the
success of Kawasaki’s Team Green, which Mason has been a part of his entire motorcycling career to date!

Mason Law, “First of all, it’s nice that I can remain within the GR Motosport family and also with Kawasaki UK
for my first crack at the British Superbike Championship,”

he explained “I’ve come all the way from 250cc Motocross to British Superbike with Kawasaki, which is
testament to my belief in their racing machinery and hopefully vice-versa. BSB is the pinnacle at British
Championship level racing, so we have to be realistic coming into my rookie season.

“I have a lot to learn, but on a positive note, the fundamentals of the ZX-10RR are just the same, and I’m
confident that the experience I gained last season in the Superstock 1000 class, will afford me a bit of a
foot-up,”

In closing, the former 250cc Junior Cup and Stock 600 champion said: “I’m not daunted by the challenge even
though the series is packed with top class riders, but I’m not going to be disrespectful and make any rash
predictions. It’s an interesting project for both myself and everyone at GR Motosport and the WD40 Kawasaki
British Superbike Team. In truth, we are all buzzing with excitement at the prospect of getting started.”

 

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Mason looks to Team WD-40 Superbike

 

Ross Burridge, Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK
“Mason has been an amazing advocate of Team Green and what it represents. We are committed to
encouraging and nurturing young talent, and this shines through with Mason, his story and his history with us.
Stepping up to the Superbike class is a big move, but I know it is one he will be able to handle. With an excellent
testing programme in place and a great team behind him, I am sure it won’t be long before he achieves the results
he is aspiring too. We wish him and the team all the best for the 2018 season. 2018 is a very exciting prospect
for Team Green.”

Brent Gladwin: “2018 is going to be a good year for GR Motosport, we started working with Mason last year, and
it quickly became evident to Geoff and I that he could be the first of our riders from the STAUFF Quick Connect
Academy to earn a place on the Superbike. Mason is not only a great rider but he is a personable guy who is
commercially astute which gives good prospects for the future.  We have a two-year plan that will see Mason
quickly rise through the BSB ranks!

Now we are working on a replacement for Masons seat on The STAUFF Quick Connect Academy’s race winning

KAWASAKI ZX10RR Superstock 1000

MASON LAW STEPS UP TO BSB WITH WD-40 KAWASAKI FOR 2018

February 3, 2018

Essex rider Mason Law will contest the 2018 British Superbike Championship aboard
The #55 Kawasaki ZX-10RR for Sheffield-based GR Motosport.

After a successful first season in the litre class, the 22-year-old from Benfleet has signed a deal to move up
from The STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY to the TEAM WD-40 Superbike,

Mason’s move up to BSB is a continuation of the success of GR’s ethos to develop young talent through the
Stauff Quick Connect Academy to the highest levels of Motorcycle Sport, whilst continuing our long
associations title Sponsors WD-40 and STAUFF UK for the 12-round Televised series. Its also testament to the
success of Kawasaki’s Team Green, which Mason has been a part of his entire motorcycling career to date!

Mason Law, “First of all, it’s nice that I can remain within the GR Motosport family and also with Kawasaki UK
for my first crack at the British Superbike Championship,”

he explained “I’ve come all the way from 250cc Motocross to British Superbike with Kawasaki, which is
testament to my belief in their racing machinery and hopefully vice-versa. BSB is the pinnacle at British
Championship level racing, so we have to be realistic coming into my rookie season.

“I have a lot to learn, but on a positive note, the fundamentals of the ZX-10RR are just the same, and I’m
confident that the experience I gained last season in the Superstock 1000 class, will afford me a bit of a
foot-up,”

In closing, the former 250cc Junior Cup and Stock 600 champion said: “I’m not daunted by the challenge even
though the series is packed with top class riders, but I’m not going to be disrespectful and make any rash
predictions. It’s an interesting project for both myself and everyone at GR Motosport and the WD40 Kawasaki
British Superbike Team. In truth, we are all buzzing with excitement at the prospect of getting started.”

 

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Mason looks to Team WD-40 Superbike

 

Ross Burridge, Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK
“Mason has been an amazing advocate of Team Green and what it represents. We are committed to
encouraging and nurturing young talent, and this shines through with Mason, his story and his history with us.
Stepping up to the Superbike class is a big move, but I know it is one he will be able to handle. With an excellent
testing programme in place and a great team behind him, I am sure it won’t be long before he achieves the results
he is aspiring too. We wish him and the team all the best for the 2018 season. 2018 is a very exciting prospect
for Team Green.”

Brent Gladwin: “2018 is going to be a good year for GR Motosport, we started working with Mason last year, and
it quickly became evident to Geoff and I that he could be the first of our riders from the STAUFF Quick Connect
Academy to earn a place on the Superbike. Mason is not only a great rider but he is a personable guy who is
commercially astute which gives good prospects for the future.  We have a two-year plan that will see Mason
quickly rise through the BSB ranks!

Now we are working on a replacement for Masons seat on The STAUFF Quick Connect Academy’s race winning

KAWASAKI ZX10RR Superstock 1000

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 22, 2017

2017 has been a strangely memorable year for GR Motosport. We have had an amazing season where consistancey and reliablility has been the key. Winning races, breaking lap records and scoring high value points in all 3 classes has been fantastic for the Team and our Partners. We are privileged to work with some incredible People and Companies without who our achievements would not be possible

To all our incredible Team:- Geoff, Danny, Roger, Simon, Andy, Martin,Gareth, Ashley, Tim, Dogs, Mark, Phil, Derek, Kate and Clare. THANK YOU.

To our Riders:- Mason Law, Liam Delves, Sam Atkinson, Josh Bannister and Tom Bridewell. THANK YOU and Good Luck for 2018!

To all our Partners and supporter who are listed below. THANK YOU!

To all the STAFF that make all the Championships we race in happen and as safe as possible. THANK YOU!

To all the spectators and fans around the world. THANK YOU!

And finally MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to EVERYONE !

See you all in 2018

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Mason created the BSB Publicity stunt putting his bike in a tree, We thought it only fair to try to replicate it for xmas

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The STAUFF Connect Acadamy Stk 1000 Team raise their glasses to you for Christmas

FIGHTING FOURTH for the OUTLAW at DONINGTON

June 2, 2017

STAUFF CONNECT ACADEMY’s Superstock 1000 rider Mason ‘Outlaw’ Law showed his steel by fighting back from dead last to 4th over the 2 BSB support races at Donington Park’s WSB event on the Kawasaki ZX10RR

The 21-year-old rookie from Benfleet Essex continues to show great promise and growing skill as he continues to adapt to the 1000cc machines.

Law, and his crew are really getting to understand the ZX10RR’s capabilities and with the Team able to focus on just one class over the weekend we were hoping for great things. Free practice started well with Mason taking 3rd place and then on to qualifying. Things were a little more competitive and it took until the last few minutes to get everything together, where on the last lap Mason was running a pole position time just to loss it in the last sector through no fault of his own and had to settle for 9th on the grid.

The strange Pirelli National Superstock program sees two eighteen lap races back to back with a 15-minute brake to refuel and fit new tyres. You have to finish the first race to be eligible to start the second. Mason made a fantastic start in race one jumping into third place only to have another rider stupid move punt Mason off track at very high speed. Mason had to use all his many year’s motocross skills to stay on-board the big Kawasaki getting back on track in dead last place some 20 seconds behind 34th place rider… Understanding he had to finish and showing his steal, Mason started an incredible fight back. Lapping at front running pace he fought into the points and 15th place on the grid for race Two.

Another brilliant Start from 15th and Mason was in the thick of the action soon into the top ten and moving forward with a couple of laps to go he grabbed a stunning 4th place and more valuable points in the championship.

Mason Law:- “We had a good start to the weekend with P3 in Free Practice 1. Unfortunately qualifying didn’t quite go to plan. It was a busy session and a lack of clear track meant I ended up ninth.

Inspired by Leon Haslam’s race one start in World Superbike – seeing him go straight up the inside overtaking many riders – I figured I’d give it a try and found myself in fourth out of turn one. I managed to get around the outside of the third placed rider at McLean’s about halfway into the lap, before being cleared off the track by another rider in a moment of madness. Luckily, I kept it on two wheels and rode through the gravel. This put me last and about 20 seconds behind the next rider on track. I knew that firstly I had to finish this first race to get into Part 2, but I also knew I had to push on as much as possible to get a better grid slot. I picked my way through and finished 15th.

Fired up for race two, I again took the inside line into turn one and picked a few riders off to find myself up to sixth place, about five seconds off the leading group. I kept my head down and slowly closed the gap, getting up to fourth place, but by this time the front three had a sizeable gap on me. I posted my fasted time of the weekend and took a lot away from race two.

The team were great once again, not only for the pit stop but for the whole weekend. Thanks to the Stauff Connect Academy GR Motorsport crew – we can look forward to the next one at Knockhill.

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Danny, Dogs and Team make the pit stop look easy

Brent Gladwin: “We had a great weekend at Donington supporting the British round of World Superbikes. Mason, Danny Dogs and Ash really showed what a good little team is capable of, pulling success out of the jaws of disaster. Mason’s fight back from last was heart stopping to watch. Also with it being World Superbikes the whole of Kawasaki’s technical team was on hand for us to talk to, sharing information which will hopefully help Tommy and his Team WD-40 in BSB.

Mason has just been up to Knockhill for a few laps, next stop is Snetterton on Wednesday the 7th for a BSB test day. This test is free entry to the public so it would be nice to see you all there.

Some other great new is as some of you will have seen we have been using the IGO2 iTrike which is not only great transport but fantastic fun too. They now have new social media for you to follow, please check out both their twitter and facebook accounts for all the information and fun

Twitter https://twitter.com/itrike_uk?lang=en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itrikeUK/

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DUCATI DUO TIED AT THE TOP OF THE R&G ROOKIES’ TROPHY!

May 17, 2017

After three rounds of frantic action in the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship, Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup riders Levi Day and Joe Collier are tied on points at the top of the R&G Rookies’ Trophy, with Superstock 1000 rider Mason Law in third.

Now in its third season, the 2017 R&G Rookies’ Trophy is bigger than ever before, with the overall winner receiving a prize purse of £500 cash and £500 product support from R&G as well as a set of Pirelli race tyres and a top-of-the-range LS2 crash helmet.

Open to all competitors riding their first full season in their respective class, points are awarded based on the rider’s performance compared to their fellow rookies in the class, irrespective of the overall finishing position.

It was Santander Consumer Finance KTM Junior Cup rider Brian Hart who enjoyed an early series lead, but with the KTM’s not attending Oulton Park it allowed the Ducati Cup stars to make inroads. Having scored points in every race so far this season, and claiming his maiden podium in the class at Oulton Park, Levi Day has climbed up the ranks to be joint top with Joe Collier, who has taken an incredible five wins from six races.

Moving into third place in the standings was Pirelli National Superstock 1000 rider Mason Law, who stunned the paddock with a superb debut victory in very tricky conditions. This amazing ride also saw him named the R&G Rookie of the Meeting by Eurosport commentator James Whitham, meaning he’ll receive a set of Aero Knee Sliders in a special presentation at Knockhill. It was MCE British Superbike star Bradley Ray who claimed the Rookie of the Meeting prize for the first two rounds, impressing everyone with his immediate speed on his debut at Donington before going on to claim a stunning top ten finish at Brands Hatch.

R&G UK Sales Manager Alan Garrett added “We might only be a quarter of the way through the 2017 season, but it’s already shaping up to be a fantastic year of racing. Of course some of the more established stars have been making their mark, but it’s brilliant to see some of these rookie riders making an impression. Mason Law’s win at Oulton Park was incredible and very well deserved, whilst we’ve also been very impressed with Superbike debutant Bradley Ray, who was named our Rookie of the Meeting at both Donington Park and Brands Hatch.”

For race and ACU support enquiries, please contact Alan Garrett, UK Sales Manager on 01420 89007 or [email protected]

Great weekend at Oulton Park with the STAUFF Connect Academy first win of 2017 as Tommy Bridewell breaks into BSB top10

May 2, 2017

It was an emotional roller coaster for Sheffield-based GR Motosport at the 3rd round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, taking our first win of the season and picking up a rider injury.

The highs and lows of motorcycle sport can and do come thick and fast, On bank Holiday Monday Mason Law and his Stauff Connect Academy Team took his Kawasaki ZX10RR and dominated in mixed conditions to take our first race win of the season. Tommy Bridewell pushed his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR Superbike into the top ten in BSB and unfortunately Liam Delves crash out while battling for 5th in the Hel MotoStar Championship race collecting ankle injuries.

The MCE British Superbike Championship: BSB this year continues to be the closest in level of competition it’s been for years with many ex British and World Champions, other Top riders and Teams. Team WD-40 Superbike continue to learn and understand the new Kawasaki ZX10RR. Our step by step improvements have seen Tommy Bridewell able to push a little harder moving up the result sheets the more he gets comfortable with the ZX10RR. Another improvement in qualifying putting #TB46 in tenth his best so far this season would enabled him to be closer to the front. Tommy was again in the points for both races and took his best finish of the season so far in 8th. Currently 10th in the overall standings. We still have work to do with the chassis and Motec system to get the best from the bike for Tommy but we are getting close and will see more updates available for the BSB test.

Tommy Bridewell: “Another Tuff weekend for us at Oulton, it’s good to get into the top Ten but we still have work to do for me to push more. My Team WD-40 crew are making progress and we have some more things to try ready for the next race at Knockhill.

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Tommy’s Infectious Smile


Pirelli National Superstock 1000:
The Stauff Connect Academy had made a strong start to the Season taking points in every race so far. At the official BSB test held at Oulton Park a week earlier Mason and his Team made another step forward in understanding the set-up of the Kawasaki ZX10RR so were quite confident at the track where Mason still holds the Superstock 600 lap record. In a race of 2 parts interrupted by the weather on Monday morning the tyre gamble was for everyone the difficult decision for the restart ‘We chose Wet Set-up’. For the first few laps it looked for Mason but the track was drying so he had to manage things but then the rain came again and Mason lifted the pace to take the lead and pull away to take the chequered flag and our first win of the season with a 5 second advantage

Mason Law: “That race was all about using my head. My first start was good; I kept my place on track and started to push forward, which was the original plan. Then came the drizzle, which to be fair did start to settle on the track making it slick before the red flag.
We stuck the wet tyres in and I got a good leap off the line in the re-start and gained a few positions into turn one, then started to pick a few people off. The boys with the dry tyre choice started to come through. At that point I honestly thought, ‘fair enough good shout boys’ but I knew we were still on for a third place.

All I could do was pray for rain and it came. The problem was, the wets were really worn by that time and there wasn’t much grip out there, which a few guys found out. I passed the guys on dry tyres and found myself up to second. I kept my pace, worked out where I had grip and where there wasn’t so much and started to catch the leader. When in front I had a 2.5-second gap showing on the pit board with three laps to go and honestly, I wanted to see that chequered flag pronto!

I crossed the line for the last lap and misread my board, thinking it was just half a second and not five seconds, so I pushed on; thankfully not too much to take one of the most emotional wins of my career. We, and I mean ‘we’ as a team at Stauff Connect Academy have worked extremely hard. So it’s pleasing to give my boys the gift of a win, and the sponsors, both personal and team related.”

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Liam in pain but smiling after his crash


HEL Performance MotoStar:
Having taken points in the first 4 races Liam continues to make progress on his Stauff Connect Academy DR Moto. Again, in qualifying he and his Team made another step forward getting closer to the leading pace and qualifying 8th. Liam who has struggled to make good starts is now working hard in that area which showed this weekend getting away with the leaders to be in a fight for 5th place. The Racing was very close and unfortunately Liam could not avoid and touched another rider crashing out and picking up an ankle injury.

Liam Delves: It was a good weekend until I crashed, Mark, Phil and Derek have been helping me to understand more about my DR Moto and I felt that I was getting better every lap. My lap times were coming down every session and in the race, I was doing 46’s which I was really pleased with. I am sorry to my Team after all their hard work that I crash the bike and hurt myself but I will be ready for the next race at Knockhill.

Brent Gladwin – GR Motosport Managing Director: “Highs and lows are really an understatement. The work load my Team have, to continue to grow in the extremely competitive British Superbike Championship is huge. Geoff is moving the Superbike forward and Tommy is now heading where we want to be but there is still more improvement to come from us all. Danny has got the package together for Mason to Win and the development of Liam and the DR Moto is really coming along. We have a little break from racing now but it does not mean we will be relaxing, Mason will race at Donington in support at WSB and then it will soon be time for the BSB test at Snetterton on the 7th of June.

Calendar

Round 1 Donington Park March 31st, 2018 - April 2nd, 2018
Round 2 Brands Hatch Indy April 13th, 2018 - April 15th, 2018
Round 3 Oulton Park May 5th, 2018 - May 7th, 2018
Round 4 Snetterton 300 June 15th, 2018 - June 17th, 2018
Round 5 Knockhill July 6th, 2018 - July 8th, 2018
Round 6 Brands Hatch Indy July 20th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018
Round 7 Thruxton August 3rd, 2018 - August 5th, 2018
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 17th, 2018 - August 19th, 2018
Round 9 Silverstone Grand Prix September 7th, 2018 - September 9th, 2018
Round 10 Oulton Park September 14th, 2018 - September 16th, 2018
Round 11 TT Circuit Assen September 28th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 12th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018

The Team

Mason Law

Liam Delves
Sam Atkinson
Born: September 27th, 2003

Sam Atkinson

Born:September 27th, 2003
Nationality:British
Hometown:Alnwick
Hobbies:bikes, football training
Favorite Circuit:Anywhere I can win
Favorite Food:steak medium rare
Favorite Car:VW Transporter it takes me racing
Career Highlights:

2013;  Started local club racing (3 years too late) competition was hard, but progressed well through out the year 65cc class

2014  Club Racing and British youths 65 and 85, Best result, Hole shot Award  and Won

2015 British youth Nationals, North east, then visiting other club racing

Personal Sponsors:L&A Reinforcements, 7t racing

Championships

13 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

Sponsors

Competition

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  • Past Masters

    Tommy Bridewell

    Born:August 4th, 1988
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Devizes
    Career Highlights:

    2016 British Superbike Championship 11th
    2015
    British Superbike Championship
    6th
    2014
    British Superbike Championship
    3rd
    2013
    British Superbike Championship
    8th
    2012
    British Superbike Championship
    6th
    2011
    British Superbike Championship
    17th
    2010
    British Superbike Championship
    11th
    2009
    British Superbike Championship
    18th
    2008
    Italian Superbike Championship
    2007
    British Superbike Championship
    19th
    2006
    British Supersport Championship
    2005
    Virgin Mobile Cup
    2nd
    2004
    British 125 Championship
    8th
    2003
    British 125 Championship
    4th

    Josh Bannister

    Born:June 11th, 2009
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Nuneaton
    Career Highlights:

    2014:Numerous wins in the Angmering Summer Series and 2nd overall in the Angmering Winter Series.

    Joe Irving

    Born:August 6th, 1996
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Holmfirth
    Career Highlights:

    2002 – 2005 Junior grasstrack, second place finishes in British national championship loosing out on winning the championship due to injury.

    2006 – 2008 British Conti Cup UK, First experience of a purpose built race bike after two years learning against the best in the country I went on to take victory in 2008.

    2009 – 2010 Spanish Championship, I competed for two season in spanish championship racing against some of the best up and coming riders from around the world, I took top ten finishes in both championships. many of the riders that I raced against are now in world championship.

    2011- British Superbike Motostar championship, Racing a full 125 gp bike was another big step in my career and I ended my first season in eighth.

    2012- British Superbike Motostar Championship, In my second season in this championship I managed to finish the season fourth, in the championship standings.

    2013- Monster Energy Motostar British Championship, I ended the season in Third place.

    2014- Motul Motostar British Championship, second in the championship missing out on the title by three points.

    Jack Kennedy

    Born:December 6th, 1987
    Nationality:Irish
    Hometown:Dublin
    Career Highlights:

    2014: World Supersport Championship (12th)  Best finish – 2nd Portimao

    2013: World Supersport Championship (7th)

    2012 British Supersport Championship (2nd)

    2011 British Supersport Championship (7th)

    Monarch of Mondello (1st)

    2010 Briitsh Supersport Championship (4th)

    2009  British Supersport Championship (11th).

    Sunflower Trophy Superbike  (3rd)

    2008  R1 Cup Championship (5th)

    Irish Superbike Race of the Year (1st)

    National Supersport Championship (2nd)

    2007 British Supersport Cup Championship (5th)

    Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

    Leinster 200 (1st)

    2006 British Supersport Cup Championship (4th)

    Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

    Birrane Cup Championship (1st)

    Leinster 200  (1st )

    2005 National Irish Supersport Championship (1st)

    Birranne Cup Championship  (1st)

    2004 Irish Clubmans SuperSport Championship (1st)

    2003 125 Aprilla Challenge Championship (2nd)

    2002  Irish Mini-Moto Championship (1st)

    Taylor Mackenzie

    Born:January 24th, 1993
    Nationality:Scottish
    Hometown:Stirling
    Career Highlights:

    1997 to 2005: Rode various off-road bikes and quads for fun. First bike was a PW 50 aged 4.

    2006: Competed in Scottish and British Mini moto Championships. Numerous wins in both championships.

    2007: Competed in Scottish and British Mini moto Championships. Numerous wins in both championships and only finished off the rostrum once.

    Began road racing on an Aprilia RS 125 with different clubs so never completed a whole championship. Won first time out at Donington, then went on to take numerous rostrums throughout the year.

    2008: 16th British 125cc Championship – best result 6th
    5th British 125cc Under 16 ACU Academy Cup – best result 3rd

    2009: 20th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – best result 9th

    11th British 125cc Championship – best result 4th (2x)
    4th British 125cc Under 16 ACU Academy Cup – (2x) 1st (2x) 2nd (1x) 3rd

    12th in the final round of the Spanish Championship

    2010: 4th British 125cc Championship (After missing rounds to compete in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) – best result 3x 1st place

    15th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – best Result 5th place

    6th place in the final round of the Spanish Championship after qualifying 3rd

    2011: 24th MotoGP 125cc World Championship – best result 5th place

    2012: 14th British Supersport Championship – best result 6th place

    2013: 10th British Supersport Championship – best result 5th place

    2014: 10th British Supersport Championship – best result 2nd place

    Taylor Knapp

    Born:August 8th, 1987
    Nationality:American
    Hometown:Lapeer MI
    Career Highlights:

    Taylor joined the team for a few races on the Aprilia RSV4 in 2012 a great guy who unfortunately did not gel well with the Aprilia or the UK returning to the US to continue his racing there.

    Marshall Niell

    Born:November 9th, 1975
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Portadown NI
    Career Highlights:

    Marshall joined the Team to ride our Factory Aprilia RSV4 becoming the most successful Aprilia rider in the world that year outside the Offical WSB Superbike Team. Winning numerous races, just missing out on the Irish Superbike Championship Title in 2011. Still racing today Marshall is always smiling and fun to have around

    Jon Railton

    Born:March 15th, 1991
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Huntingdon, Cambridge
    Career Highlights:

    We have been involved with Jon for a few years from our time as the official Aprilia Team. Jon joined Team WD40 in 2013 for what looked on paper to be a great year riding in 2 classes. His season high lights were winning races and regular podium visits in the Ducati cup just missing out on the title.

    Pete Jennings

    Born:September 15th, 1977
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:T’up North!
    Career Highlights:

    Pete was our first rider at the start of the team in 1995. Pete set the bench mark for the Team and following riders taking the British National 600 title in our very first season. Pete went on to win many races and still enjoys the odd ride out – His currant main vocation is ‘Crew Chief’ to the Official Yamaha British Superbike Team.

    Tommy Aquino

    Born:May 24th, 1991
    Died:February 2nd, 2014
    Nationality:American
    Hometown:Santa Clarita, Cal
    Career Highlights:

    Tommy joined the Team in 2013 for his first foray into the British Superbike Championship on board the Team WD40 ZX10in Superstock1000. Tommy grew with the Team and it was not long before we were race winners and regular podium visitors. We had fantastic plans with Tommy but a freak accident while out riding with friends took him from us, he passed away 2nd February 2013, sadly missed RIP

    Kenny Tibble

    Born:May 26th, 1980
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Barnsley
    Career Highlights:

    We were please to help Kenny and his Dad Steve win the British Championship in 2000, Steve helped the Team with our 125 project with Lisa Thorne. When we introduced NVIDIA to Motorcycle racing Kenny led the Team for a while under the Team NVIDIA banner.

    James Westmoreland

    Born:June 24th, 1988
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Hull
    Career Highlights:

    James joined the Team as a raw teenager in 2004 the first year of NVIDIA sponsorship of the. James has progressed his career through the BSB rank and is currently (2014 racing the factory BMW in Superbike and challenging for the shootout)

    Lisa Thorne

    Born:January 24th, 1979
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Sheffield
    Career Highlights:

    Lisa spent most of her racing career with the Team pathing the way for today’s current crop of competitive female motorcycle racers. Lisa set many land marks including:- first female to qualify pole in a British National Race and the first to finish in the top ten of a BSB championship race which was at Donington Park. Now retired enjoying family life  

    Karl Harris

    Born:October 10th, 1979
    Died:June 3rd, 2014
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Sheffield
    Career Highlights:

    Karl joined the Team at the end of 1998 for a shot at the new FIM European Superstock 1000 Championship in 1999. The Championship was designed to develop new talent alongside the World Superbike Championship. 1999 was an incredible year for British riders in the WSB Championships with Carl Fogarty (Ducati) and Karl Harris winning their respective titles. Karl Harris set the bench mark for future Champions, by winning the first title but he is still the only rider ever to win it on a 750cc machine against all the other 1000c. 

    Steve Plater

    Born:August 22nd, 1972
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Lincoln
    Career Highlights:

    Steve joined the Team for some of his first national races on board our Lynx Express Honda Fireblade production racer in 1996 we formed a fun relationship with Steve which we still have today. Steve went on to create his own fantastic racing history until his premature retirement through injury. Still around the sport his infectious smile and laugh can be seen as one of today’s TV pundits

    Barry Burrell

    Born:August 14th, 1986
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Co Durham
    Career Highlights:

    2yrs superteens

    2 yrs BMW boxer cup

    2yrs European 600 championship

    2yrs European 1000 championship

    1yr Bsb superstock 1000

    1yr Evo Bsb superbike

    1 full yr full Bsb spec superbike

    Ben Young

    Born:June 8th, 1993
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Bathgate
    Career Highlights:

    Daytona 200 – 2013 8th

    Tarran Mackenzie

    Born:October 29th, 1995
    Nationality:Scottish
    Hometown:Stirling
    Career Highlights:

    2006/ 2008 – British and Scottish Mini Moto Championship

    2009 – Various Aprilia rs125 championships to secure national licence

    2010 – British 125cc Championship, Best result 17th

    2011 – British 125cc Championship, Best result 4th, 13th overall

    2012 – British Motostar Championship, Best result 2nd, 10th overall

    2013 – British Motostar Championship, Best result 1st, 2nd overall

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