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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 (2013) 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

Championship Lead for Mackenzie heading to Assen

September 28, 2016

GR Motosport Ltd Team WD-40 Superbike and Stauff Connect Acadeny leave for Assen

This coming weekend the BSB family arrive at ‘The Cathedral of Speed’ TT Circuit Assen, for the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. Most of the competitors will make the long trip travelling with Stena Line via Harwich to the Hook of Holland, then the 3 hour drive north to the circuit.

GR Motosport’s Stauff Connect Academy riders Tarran Mackenzie and Ozzy Team WD-40 Superbike Star, Josh Hook are really looking forward to the event.
Tarran takes his 8-point lead to Assen, a track he has not yet raced a 600 on but he has real experience of the circuit from his Redbull Rookies days,
Tarran Mackenzie #40: – Really excited to get back out on my bike this weekend. I haven’t been to Assen for a few years but it’s a circuit I really enjoy so i can’t wait to ride my Supersport bike around there on Friday!

Josh Hook is finally going to a circuit he has ridden before so his learning curve will be a little easier therefore he is looking forward to the BSB challenge there.

Josh Hook #16:- BSB is a tough series for everyone and my life has been a little harder having to learn all the Tracks. I have been to Assen before with WSB so at least my weekend will start better. Having scored more BSB points at Donington, I am really looking forward to seeing what my Team WD-40 crew and I can achieve at Assen together,

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Josh Hook #16 flying at Cadwell Park

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director: – Everyone loves Assen the crowds and atmosphere are fantastic, with many making the long trip from the UK, you have a great mix of spectators and their families. I had some great racing success there in the past and so did Geoff with the Factory Yamaha Team. My Team will continue to work hard together, and we are looking to continue those great times this weekend.

With 2 events and 4 races to go, Taz is in a great position at the moment which we will continue to work hard at maintaining. Josh has been to Assen before so has some knowledge which I am sure He and Danny will use to the best of their advantage.

Sponsorship:- We are creating opportunities and delivering fantastic advertising and corporate hospitality, we tailor individual packages that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in a chat, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

 

Championship Lead for Mackenzie heading to Assen

September 28, 2016

GR Motosport Ltd Team WD-40 Superbike and Stauff Connect Acadeny leave for Assen

This coming weekend the BSB family arrive at ‘The Cathedral of Speed’ TT Circuit Assen, for the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. Most of the competitors will make the long trip travelling with Stena Line via Harwich to the Hook of Holland, then the 3 hour drive north to the circuit.

GR Motosport’s Stauff Connect Academy riders Tarran Mackenzie and Ozzy Team WD-40 Superbike Star, Josh Hook are really looking forward to the event.
Tarran takes his 8-point lead to Assen, a track he has not yet raced a 600 on but he has real experience of the circuit from his Redbull Rookies days,
Tarran Mackenzie #40: – Really excited to get back out on my bike this weekend. I haven’t been to Assen for a few years but it’s a circuit I really enjoy so i can’t wait to ride my Supersport bike around there on Friday!

Josh Hook is finally going to a circuit he has ridden before so his learning curve will be a little easier therefore he is looking forward to the BSB challenge there.

Josh Hook #16:- BSB is a tough series for everyone and my life has been a little harder having to learn all the Tracks. I have been to Assen before with WSB so at least my weekend will start better. Having scored more BSB points at Donington, I am really looking forward to seeing what my Team WD-40 crew and I can achieve at Assen together,

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Josh Hook #16 flying at Cadwell Park

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director: – Everyone loves Assen the crowds and atmosphere are fantastic, with many making the long trip from the UK, you have a great mix of spectators and their families. I had some great racing success there in the past and so did Geoff with the Factory Yamaha Team. My Team will continue to work hard together, and we are looking to continue those great times this weekend.

With 2 events and 4 races to go, Taz is in a great position at the moment which we will continue to work hard at maintaining. Josh has been to Assen before so has some knowledge which I am sure He and Danny will use to the best of their advantage.

Sponsorship:- We are creating opportunities and delivering fantastic advertising and corporate hospitality, we tailor individual packages that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in a chat, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

 

Kennedy released to FIM Superstock 1000

September 27, 2016

Following a professional approach from Rob Vennegoor, Team Manager of Dutch based Agro On- Benjan – Kawasaki to GR Motosport;-  An agreement has been reached to release Jack Kennedy to Agro On- Benjan- Kawasaki for the final 2 rounds of the FIM Superstock 1000 Championships. Jack will join Bryan Staring at Magny Cours and Jerez where GR wish him and the Team every success.

Jack Kennedy:

“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge and excited by the prospect of riding in the FIM Superstock 1000 championship for Agro-On Benjan Kawasaki.  I’m back racing which is not just important for me but also for my loyal sponsors and supporters who have been behind me all the way.  The prospect of sitting out the rest of the season when I’m fit and ready to race was pretty daunting and I’m thankful to GR Motosport for their permission and to Rob Vennegoor for his perseverance to make this possible.  I just can’t wait to get out there now, let’s go racing JK#24″

Damage Limitation for GR at Cadwell park

August 31, 2016

The Bank Holiday ‘Party In The Park’ was a tough weekend for Team WD-40 Superbike and The Stauff Connect Academy Supersport Team.

The Dickies British Supersport 600;- Coming to Cadwell Park with a 6 point advantage in the Championship helped over a tough weekend. Tarran did not have the best history with Cadwell having not completed a race there for quite a while, but his Championship rivals were not to have their best weekends either.

Struggling to find the perfect setup left Taz to start from 13th on the grid for the Sunday Sprint race. Cadwell is not the easiest place to pass and while his rivals also struggled, and we saw a new race winner in Bradley Ray, Tarran battled up to 9th at the Chequered Flag to still be leading the series, but only by 2 points.

The Feature race was held in perfect conditions in front of a huge Bank Holiday Crowd.  Tarran made a better start and slowly worked his way through the field to 5th . Bradley Ray was to take his second win and first ever double, while James Westmoreland just edged out Tarran in the race to take a slender 3 point lead in the series with 4 rounds to go.

Tarran Mackenzie: – I had a very tough weekend at Cadwell with a 9th and a 5th. As a team we were trying hard each session to improve things which we finally managed to do in the last race, where I was a bit closer to the leaders. I’ve dropped to 2nd in the championship but only 3 points behind so I’ll be working hard to come back at Oulton, fighting for the win!

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Taz ready to Race

The MCE British Superbike Championship: –  Another hard weekend for the Superbikes, Jack Kennedy still not fully recovered from his crashes and Josh Hook at another new track. Cadwell is not an easy place to learn and Josh had to do it in a short time. He made a forced error around the very fast Chris’s Curve in practise when another rider put him on the grass, but over all he did a great job battling with ex BSB winners and just missing out on the points in both races.

Jack, still carrying a very sore elbow from his crashes at Brands Hatch, made good progress through out practice. He then got caught out with the typical Cadwell problem of the chain jumping off in qualifying which left him down the grid. In the first race he made a good start to and fought with Josh for race distance to get the better at the finish. In the second race he was hit by another rider aggravating the elbow injury and forcing him out of the race.

Jack Kennedy:- “We approached Cadwell Park with a slightly different approach using free practice to gauge tyre life with long runs and race simulations.  We made good progress throughout the weekend until qualifying when a mechanical fault two laps in, ended any hope of a good qualifying position.  Starting from the last row of the grid in race one was never going to be easy, particularly at Cadwell but I dug deep to cross the line in 19th.   After the opening lap melee of race two, I got clipped on my already badly bruised and infected elbow forcing me to retire with the pain.  It’s disappointing but I will get myself fixed up and go again twice as hard at Oulton.  JK#44

Josh Hook: – “It was a weekend of learning and moving forward as a team, I would have liked to put it in points but we will take the positives into the next round at Oulton. Huge thanks the boys Danny, Dicko, Ash and the whole crew at Team WD-40 for giving their all. The Fans were awesome! Atmosphere second to none, I loved it. Now I am off to see my mate Jack Millar at the British MotoGP and then its Oulton Park can’t wait.

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Jack Kennedy #44 and Josh Hook #16  l

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director:- “Tough weekend all together for the Team with damage limitation for Taz.  Tarran did a good job while still on the mend from his high speed off at Brands. The Championship is tight, but there are still 4 rounds with 8 races to go so anything can happen and the Stauff Connect Academy crew will continue, race by race towards their goal.

The Team WD-40 Superbikes have a lot of work to do. Josh is always on the back foot learning new tracks, but he is making good progress with his crew. He has two more new tracks ahead of him then 2 tracks he knows so we can see his full potential for the future. Jack continues to struggle with injuries, but I hope he is fully fit for the last few races as he needs to show he can get back to the form we know he should have.

It’s the Silverstone British MotoGP this weekend  where we all are looking forward to what the Brits can deliver and we wish them all well. But the most important and potentially most entertaining race will be on Saturday, where Big Geoff and Niall Mac will join the other ex racers of their era for the Yamaha Pro, something I am not going to miss….

 

Stauff Connect Academy Mackenzie wins again

July 14, 2016

GR Motosport’s Stauff Connect Academy rider Tarran Mackenzie wins his second race of the season from pole position at Snetterton.

The Dickies British Supersport 600;- The weekend started well for Tarran collecting his second R&G Rookies cup award. The Team were determined to make sure there was to be no repeat of the problems seen in qualifying at Knockhill for Taz. Throughout all the mixed weather condition, practice and qualifying sessions, they were able to set the bike up perfectly enabling Tarran to take Pole position and collect his second ‘London Watch’ award of the season.

Starting from Pole Tarran took the hole shot in the sprint race, when on the opening lap Championship leader James Westmoreland crashed out followed by several others bringing out the safety car. Once the safety car pulled in, wild card entry reigning British Champion and current World Supersport contender Luke Stapleford took the lead, Taz followed Geoff’s instruction not to get involved with Luke and settled for a comfortable second place and vital championship points.

Sundays Feature race again Tarran took the hole shot this time for Stapleford to take the lead on the second lap but made a mistake running off track to leave Tarran battling with Andy Reid. Stapleford rejoined the race as Reid’s engine expired. Tarran with stood the relentless closing pressure from Stapleford to win his second race of the season crossing the line just 2/10th clear. Taking 70 points from the last 3 races Taz is just 6 points behind the title leader as we near the halfway stage

Tarran Mackenzie: – “My weekend wasn’t far from being perfect! My Stauff Connect Academy ZX6r and crew were fantastic allowing me to Qualifying on pole, take 2nd in the Saturday Sprint race and a 1st place finish in Sunday’s Feature race. I jumped from 4th to 2nd in the championship and now only 6 points behind, I can’t ask for much more. I’m really looking forward to getting back out at Thruxton in 2 weeks time

img1Aaron Scott captures the perfect Team moment in Victory
The MCE British Superbike Championship: – It was a testing weekend for Team WD-40 Superbike, who were pleased to have #44 Jack Kennedy return fully fit and raring to go along side #16 Josh Hook at Snetterton.

Jack not being on a bike since his crash at Brands Hatch, took a little time to settle in, and Josh continued his BSB learning curve. Josh’s highlight was taking an incredible 2nd place in wet practice then a intermittent fuel pump problem ruined his weekend forcing him out of both races. Jack qualify 17th for the first race and made a great start, but had to take evasive action to avoid a first lap incident and ran onto the grass. Jack rejoined but had to retire with a broken gear lever putting him further down the grid for race 2. With another great start and consistent lap times Jack had a good race just missing out on adding to his 2016 BSB points tally.

Jack Kennedy:- “It’s not been the weekend I had hoped for and to come away from Snetterton with zero points is not what I wanted. The results don’t show the work put in, by me to return to fitness or by the efforts from my team. We started off the weekend with radical changes to the bike but with the mixed weather conditions it was a hard to know if it we were going in the right direction. We made it into Q2 but couldn’t improve any further so after a debrief we decided to revert to our previous settings from the start of the season.

I got a great start in race one but was unlucky to get pushed wide onto the grass with the incident at the hairpin. I regrouped but unfortunately just a lap later I had to retire due to a mechanical fault with a broken gear lever. Without setting a decent lap time in the first race, it put me way back on the 2nd last row starting race 2. I got another great start and was catching and passing a few riders. I felt comfortable, had the confidence to push and was enjoying the race, feeling like I could have gone on for a lot more laps. That’s probably the only consolation I can take from a difficult weekend because I know we are capable of doing a lot better. We have to look to Thruxton in two weeks and do everything in our power to improve our results.

Josh Hook :- “Rough day in the office. I went P2 in free practice and everything looked good. Then we had some technical problems with the fuel pump which ruined the weekend. Thanks to the Team for their hard work and I am looking forward to Thruxton which is another new track to me!

img2Jack Kennedy #44 returns on the Team WD-40 ZX10r
Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director:- “Another racing weekend full of highly mixed emotions for me! I am devastated that all the efforts put in by my Team WD-40 Superbike is just not getting the rewards they so richly deserve. We are constantly working on improving this and when it jells, it’s going to be awesome.

Tarran took his 2nd WIN, 2nd Pole and 5th podium of the season jumping into title contention. I know there is still a long way to go but I can’t deny it’s a great feeling for the moment.
Then were have the super highs of the Stauff Connect Academy, The Launch of The Cool Fab Racing/BSB partnership and MotoX all doing so well.

Stuart Higgs and BSB have partnered with Cool Fab Racing to help promote the youngsters racing, which I really feel rewards and endorses everything that we GR Motosport have been promoting in that area for so long.

Again on the MotoX front, nothing but good news, Young Sam Atkinson had his best weekend to date taking 6th overall in the SW 85 British Youth Championships jumping to 6th overall in the Title chase. We are extremely proud to be involved with Sam and have some big plans for the future here….

Social media is a huge part of my team and its activities; Clare is doing an absolutely brilliant job here keeping everyone up-to-date with all our daily activities of the whole team. Please join in and get involved in the fun on our FACE BOOK, Instagram and Twitter accounts by clicking on the links below.

LINKS:- As always with our newsletters, I would ask that you support our partners and their business without whom none of these great results could happen. Please take a moment of time to check the links below and don’t hesitate to enquire about and purchase their product or services.

Sponsorship;- We are delivering fantastic Advertising, Social Media and Corporate Hospitality and creating great B2B opportunities. We tailor packages to suit individual needs that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in finding our more, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Mackenzie wins first Supersport race on home track

July 1, 2016

What a fantastic weekend for GR Motosport’s Scottish Stauff Connect Academy rider Tarran Mackenzie winning his first ‘Dickies British Supersport’ race at his home track of Knockhill.

The Dickies British Supersport 600;- The long trip north is something we have grown to look forward to as Tarran has never failed to be on the podium whilst with the team. Things started well in free practice with Taz in a comfortable position going into qualifying where it all went horribly wrong. A problem with the clutch forced Tarran to have to start from last on the grid in Saturday’s first race.

Starting from last on the grid is never a good position for any rider, but Tarran had to do just that in the 18 lap sprint race. A down pour of rain just before the start levelled things out a little with Taz blasting off the line and passing 11 riders on the first lap. He continued his progress to storm home in 8th place but more importantly setting the 5th fastest lap of the race to secure 5th on the grid for the feature race.

Sundays 26 lap race again started in the rain but this time with Taz blasting off the line to take the lead, settling into a great rhythm he built up a 5 second advantage and by the chequered flag he had lapped everyone upto 15th place to take and emphatic win and move up to 4th in the Championship.

Tarran Mackenzie:- “ I am so happy to finally get my first win of the year! The weekend wasn’t the smoothest I’ve ever had. I had clutch problem in qualifying which meant I didn’t get to do any flying laps so unfortunately I had to start from the back of the grid for the sprint race. My start was good and I managed to make up some positions with in the first few laps and by the time the chequered came out I crossed the line 8th with the 5th fastest lap, putting me 5th on the grid for Sunday’s race. On Sunday the weather couldn’t make up its mind but when it was time for my race the heavens opened! I was quite confident going into the race as I had good wet pace from the first race on Saturday. Again my start was really good and by the time I was tipping into turn 3 I was leading! From then on I just got my head down, riding in a really good rhythm and increasing my lead every lap. My lead increased to 5 seconds over but as I started to catch some back markers I lost quite a lot of time. When the chequered flag came out I still had a 1 second lead and won my first British Supersport race! Over the moon and I can’t thank all of my team enough, for all of their hard work. Bring on Snetterton!

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Taz pushing his Stauff Connect Academy ZX6r
The MCE British Superbike Championship: – with Jack Kennedy missing Knockhill whilst still recovering from his injuries sustained at Brands Hatch, Team WD-40 Superbike were pleased to welcome 23 year old Australian Josh Hook to the team and British Superbikes.

Josh resident of Troy Bayliss’s home town Taree, New South Wales had never ridden a BSB specification bike or seen our circuits before testing with us at Snetterton, but he settled in to do a solid job. Throughout practice the Team WD-40 Superbike crew worked with Josh to help him learn and move forward.

Starting 25th on the grid for both races, Josh made good progress in the terrible weather conditions, battling with some of the established BSB stars to take 18th in the first race just behind Stuart Easton and 16th in the second race just missing out on the points.

Josh Hook :- Knockhill for me was a little bit difficult, we haven’t had a lot of laps on the bike and being in such a competitive championship it was always going to be that way. I want to thank Team WD-40 for giving me this opportunity, they are a good bunch of guys that are working extremely hard to make the bike work for me. We make a lot of progress every time we went out on track and I’m starting to feel a lot more comfortable with everything.

I feel like it won’t be long until we will be competitive, heading into Snetterton with a fresh mind after having a few more laps under our belt and the test there a few weeks back we will be capable of a much better job and I really look forward to that.

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Josh Hook on the Team WD-40 ZX10r

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director:- “ I am so pleased to say overall – just a fantastic weekend for the team!

Even though he was under quite a lot of home town pressure, Tarran just nailed it grabbing our first Supersport win of the season. Josh came in a short notice and in true Ozzy style fitted in straight away, working hard with his crew to get the best results he could.

Looking forward, I am happy to say that now fully fit Jack will return to join Josh for Snetterton in a week’s time.

On the MotoX front, Young Sam Atkinson was again in action in the Pirelli masters taking 3rd overall. I think he is going to need a much bigger trophy cabinet.

LINKS:- As our country enters a new era and things settle down there are going to be some great opportunities for everyone. I would ask that you support our partners and their business without whom none of these great results could happen. Please take a moment of time to check the links below and don’t hesitate to enquire about and purchase their product or services.

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Calendar

Round 1 Silverstone Grand Prix April 8th, 2016 - April 10th, 2016
Round 2 Oulton Park April 30th, 2016 - May 2nd, 2016
Round 3 Brands Hatch Indy May 20th, 2016 - May 22nd, 2016
Round 4 Knockhill June 24th, 2016 - June 26th, 2016
Round 5 Snetterton 300 July 8th, 2016 - July 10th, 2016
Round 6 Thruxton July 22nd, 2016 - July 24th, 2016
Round 7 Brands Hatch GP August 5th, 2016 - August 7th, 2016
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 27th, 2016 - August 29th, 2016
Round 9 Oulton Park September 9th, 2016 - September 11th, 2016
Round 10 Donington Park September 16th, 2016 - September 18th, 2016
Round 11 TT Circuit Assen September 30th, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 14th, 2016 - October 16th, 2016

The Team

Amanuel Brinton
Born: December 1st, 2008

Amanuel Brinton

Born:December 1st, 2008
Nationality:British
Hometown:Brighton & Hove
Hobbies:Rock climbing/ bouldering, Ninjutsu, skateboarding, Tennis, motocross, and swimming
Favorite Circuit:Rowrah (Cumbria) , but I like all circuits
Favorite Food:Tuna/chicken mayo wraps but I eat pretty much everything really
Favorite Car:N/A I like bikes
Helmet:Shoei nxr
Career Highlights:
Winning all three races at Rowrah, near the end of my rookie season in 2015
( my first ever win ) :Coming 3rd overall in the Cool-Fab racing British
championships 2015 in the Minimoto rookie class. 

Being approached by Blata factory and being chosen to be there Factory
rider in the uk for 2016 and having the backing of Team WD40 factory Blata
Personal Sponsors:Blata (bike) , Janman (leathers). 151's, R&G racing, B&A
Josh Bannister
Born: June 11th, 2009

Josh Bannister

Born:June 11th, 2009
Nationality:British
Hometown:Nuneaton
Hobbies:Mounting Biking
Favorite Circuit:Angmering
Favorite Food:Anything & Everything
Favorite Car:Range Rover
Helmet:X-Lite N-602
Leathers:Dannisport
Career Highlights:

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

Personal Sponsors:VCAD LTD A1 Cufflinks R&G Racing 151's Louga Graphics
Jack Kennedy
Born: December 6th, 1987

Jack Kennedy

Born:December 6th, 1987
Nationality:Irish
Hometown:Dublin
Hobbies:MX, Boxing, cycling, training
Favorite Circuit:Portimao
Favorite Food:Penne Arrabbiata
Favorite Car:Ferrari F50
Helmet:Arai
Leathers:RST
Boots:Alpinestars
Gloves:RST Tractech Evo
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)

Personal Sponsors:Dawn International, VTL Van Fleet Transport, Megabikes, Caffrey International, Harry’s Bikes, RST Moto-Direct, Arai Helmets, High 5 Sports Nutrition, Crunch Fitness, Premier Active, You Twist Cafe

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
Tarran Mackenzie
Born: October 29th, 1995

Tarran Mackenzie

Born:October 29th, 1995
Nationality:Scottish
Hometown:Stirling
Hobbies:Running, Cycling, Dirt Track/TTR, Pitbiking Relationship
Favorite Circuit:Austin, Texas
Favorite Food:Chicken Fajitas
Favorite Car:BMW M3
Helmet:AGV Corsa
Leathers:RST
Boots:RST Tractech
Gloves:RST Tractech
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

Personal Sponsors:Amtech, Lexelle, Merit Merrell, Motorpoint, Cleverass MPS Aviation, Moto Direct, AGV/ RST, Knockhill Circuit, Replicast Racing, Raceways, Optimum Fleet Managment, Focused Events, Alan Duffus Motorcycles

Championships

12 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

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  • Past Masters

    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.

    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

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