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

Wd-40 announces limited Edition Team WD-40 Inspired can

August 20, 2014

Sheffield based Team WD-40 by GR Motosport Ltd, are looking forward to the 8th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship this Bank Holiday weekend, where we will proudly be exhibiting the first ever WD-40 Limited edition can.

 

The stunning ‘Team WD-40’ branded version of its much loved and iconic blue and yellow 400ml Multi-Use Product can, is to celebrate WD-40’s on going partnership with GR Motosport Limited in the MCE British Superbike championship (BSB).

 

The Limited edition can’s all action images are a touching tribute to our late friend and rider Tommy Aquino whilst featuring current Team WD-40 rider Tarran Mackenzie and BSB.

Available in all good retailers throughout the UK from their eye catching display units, again featuring Team WD-40, while stocks last. To further promote Team WD-40, every limited edition WD-40 can sold will also receive a free Team WD-40 window sticker to help support the team during the rest of the season.

 

To mark the launch of the limited edition cans, WD-40 has announced a competition to win a VIP trip to the final round of the British Superbike Championship, 17-19th October, at Brands Hatch. The lucky winners will win a chance to spend the final round of the year as guests of the team to experience all of the excitement that the last weekend of British Superbike Championship has to offer. The competition will be hosted on the official UK WD-40 Facebook page, where further information about the prize and full terms and conditions are available.

 

To enter the Team WD-40 VIP ticket competition visit:www.facebook.com/OriginalWD40.UK

 

David Whittome, head of marketing for WD-40 Company, said:  “To celebrate our ongoing partnership with Team WD-40, we have created this limited edition can in conjunction with the team. Our relationship with Team WD-40 has seen us develop and launch the new WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range, which was developed with the help of the team and our in house R&D team. This range has been developed to help riders maintain their bikes all year round, as well as helping to improve performance. However, our WD-40 Multi-Use Product still remains a key tool for motorcyclists to clean and protect their machines.”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “We are absolutely stunned with the way this, the first ever ‘Limited Edition Can’ from WD-40 has turned out.

David Whittome and his Team have done a fantastic job, managing to pay a fitting tribute to Tommy while showing the excitement of BSB, the World’s best national motorcycle road race series. The striking point of sale display stands capture the essence of the Team and the sponsorship partners involvement. Everyone involved is proud to be known as an important part of ‘TEAM WD-40’.

We are really looking forward to this weekend at Cadwell where we will present the can and welcome a special guest – Tom Aquino.  We are expecting it to be emotional as this will be Tom’s first time at BSB and Cadwell Park the scene of Tommy’s awesome victory last year.

Along with the thanks we give to our current sponsors, We have many people to thank for their support in the coming weekends activities including BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs and Mark Gandy of Helmet House  USA ( more on this later)

Please call by the Team in the Paddock to see the Limited edition Can meet the riders and receive free Team Posters and WD-40 Specialist Motorbike chain lube samples”

 

Please take the time to follow us :- www.teamwd40.com  Twitter @GRMotoSport, @tazmac95, @Ba77a, @bcyoung86 –  Facebook GRMotosport – Instagram TeamWD40

For more information regarding the complete WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range visit: www.wd40specialistmotorbike.co.uk/

 

Wd-40 announces limited Edition Team WD-40 Inspired can

August 20, 2014

Sheffield based Team WD-40 by GR Motosport Ltd, are looking forward to the 8th round of the MCE British Superbike Championship this Bank Holiday weekend, where we will proudly be exhibiting the first ever WD-40 Limited edition can.

 

The stunning ‘Team WD-40’ branded version of its much loved and iconic blue and yellow 400ml Multi-Use Product can, is to celebrate WD-40’s on going partnership with GR Motosport Limited in the MCE British Superbike championship (BSB).

 

The Limited edition can’s all action images are a touching tribute to our late friend and rider Tommy Aquino whilst featuring current Team WD-40 rider Tarran Mackenzie and BSB.

Available in all good retailers throughout the UK from their eye catching display units, again featuring Team WD-40, while stocks last. To further promote Team WD-40, every limited edition WD-40 can sold will also receive a free Team WD-40 window sticker to help support the team during the rest of the season.

 

To mark the launch of the limited edition cans, WD-40 has announced a competition to win a VIP trip to the final round of the British Superbike Championship, 17-19th October, at Brands Hatch. The lucky winners will win a chance to spend the final round of the year as guests of the team to experience all of the excitement that the last weekend of British Superbike Championship has to offer. The competition will be hosted on the official UK WD-40 Facebook page, where further information about the prize and full terms and conditions are available.

 

To enter the Team WD-40 VIP ticket competition visit:www.facebook.com/OriginalWD40.UK

 

David Whittome, head of marketing for WD-40 Company, said:  “To celebrate our ongoing partnership with Team WD-40, we have created this limited edition can in conjunction with the team. Our relationship with Team WD-40 has seen us develop and launch the new WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range, which was developed with the help of the team and our in house R&D team. This range has been developed to help riders maintain their bikes all year round, as well as helping to improve performance. However, our WD-40 Multi-Use Product still remains a key tool for motorcyclists to clean and protect their machines.”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “We are absolutely stunned with the way this, the first ever ‘Limited Edition Can’ from WD-40 has turned out.

David Whittome and his Team have done a fantastic job, managing to pay a fitting tribute to Tommy while showing the excitement of BSB, the World’s best national motorcycle road race series. The striking point of sale display stands capture the essence of the Team and the sponsorship partners involvement. Everyone involved is proud to be known as an important part of ‘TEAM WD-40’.

We are really looking forward to this weekend at Cadwell where we will present the can and welcome a special guest – Tom Aquino.  We are expecting it to be emotional as this will be Tom’s first time at BSB and Cadwell Park the scene of Tommy’s awesome victory last year.

Along with the thanks we give to our current sponsors, We have many people to thank for their support in the coming weekends activities including BSB Race Director Stuart Higgs and Mark Gandy of Helmet House  USA ( more on this later)

Please call by the Team in the Paddock to see the Limited edition Can meet the riders and receive free Team Posters and WD-40 Specialist Motorbike chain lube samples”

 

Please take the time to follow us :- www.teamwd40.com  Twitter @GRMotoSport, @tazmac95, @Ba77a, @bcyoung86 –  Facebook GRMotosport – Instagram TeamWD40

For more information regarding the complete WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range visit: www.wd40specialistmotorbike.co.uk/

 

Mixed weather and fortunes at Oulton Park, Superbike triple header

August 12, 2014

Sheffield based Team WD40 by GR Motosport were again in action in the MCE British Superbike championships for the 7th round at Oulton Park. The back to back weekends meant a quick dash from Thruxton to the Cheshire circuit to set up for the event. The Team looked forward to Barry Burrell taking the extra few days rest, helping his continued healing process. The weather forecast for the weekend looked to be able to cause quite a few issues with the possibility that Oulton would get caught by the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.

Practice and qualifying went extremely with Bertha staying to the south allowing the sun to blaze on Oulton as Team WD-40 took full advantage with our best Superbike qualifying to date, on the second row in 5th for the first of 3 superbike races. Tarran Mackenzie also continued his form qualifying mirroring the Superbike with 5th on the grid.

SBK:- Geoff, Dan and Tom put a fantastic package together for Barry allowing him to push hard even with his quickly repairing injuries. Their strategy throughout helped Barry through practice and into qualifying where for the first time this season we pushed into Q3 giving Barry a shot at the top 10. Geoff and Dan worked out a setting showing the true potential of our ZX10 where Barry even though still carrying a few aches and pains could push for the front times just missing the front row by 2/10th of a second.
Race1 held on Saturday in brilliant sunshine, Barry made a good start and was running with the leading group when a mistake forced him to run on at ‘Hizzy’s’ losing valuable places, although disappointing he still managed to bring her home in the points but with a lower grid position for race 2.
Race 2/3 the tail end of Bertha hit Oulton on Sunday causing all sorts of havoc for the BSB community, the changing weather made tyre choice a lottery and rider decisions hard where we were unable to finish either race.

Barry Burrell “Had some good pace in the free practises. Made a change to the suspension for qualifying that give me a little bit more confidence to push on. Ending up 5th. In race one I glazed my pads up n struggled to stop from lap one. Race 2 I choose the wrong tyres. Played it a bit to safe. Race two we didn’t know till it was to late that it was a dry race. I thought it was gona rain again after the start and already been at the back I was gona take a gamble but by the time we seen it was a dry race it was to late to change back to slicks like everybody else. Positives we found some more speed but need to turn that into race results for the second half of the season”

STK 600:- MCE British Superbike race director ‘Stuart Higgs’ has one of the hardest jobs anywhere and looking to the weather mans forecast made a controversial decision, fully supported by Team WD-40 and the majority to run the Superstock races on Saturday evening, with hindsight on Sunday it was pure brilliance on his part. After the warm up lap Tarran reported a problem with the ZX6 gear box making it difficult to select 5th gear. As the race got underway it was clear Taz could not match the leaders pace slowly dropping back as the race went on , Tarran started to slowly move forward again putting in a huge effort on the last lap to grab 6th the points moving him up to 7th in the title chase.

Tarran Mackenzie said “that was a hard race I lost 5th gear and was struggling with a couple of the others, It took me quite a few laps to understand the problem and figure out a way round it so I could bring her home. I was changing from 6th to 4th and back which was quite funny as it really did not have drive then. At the end I was really happy to finish 6th and more importantly move up the championship standings. I want to really thank my Team Garry and Big Mark who again did a fantastic job, roll on Cadwell Park!”

STK 1000:- Ben continues to improve throughout the weekend with his fastest laps again coming in the race, He is still hovering around gaining his first points in the British Championships and with the races coming thick and fast over the next few weekends he needs to carry the momentum to achieve that goal.

Ben Young said “It was great to have my Dad and Mike Rice fly over from Canada for the weekend – Mike was blown away by the whole experience of the BSB stating that the AMA could learn a huge amount by visiting and taking on some of the ethics and principals of the series to help American racing back on its feet. I had a good weekend we made a few small changes to the bike which really helped, I am enjoying the racing and just focused on grabbing my first points for the Team which I hope will come by Donington. We have a weekend off which I will spend with my family in Scotland and a little later in the month I might get back to the states for a flying visit. Really looking forward to Cadwell as I have done a few laps around there and loved the place”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “A strange weekend really, Sunday was disappointing, we are showing what we are capable of with the Superbike but I suppose we need just a little more consistency. Ben is improving all the time but when he gets his first point I see his momentum gaining ground fast. Little Taz is our Star when we stripped his gear box to see what was going on, none of us could understand how he had brought her home never mind in 6th we have ordered the new parts from Kawasaki and will refresh the whole motor for Cadwell Park. We have some fantastic news next week which as a Team we can’t wait to share with you all so watch this space”

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Media information:

Classic Oulton Park Photos by Aaron Scott and Ryan Smith – London bikers
Picture caption 1: Barry Burrell – Deer’s Leap
Picture caption 2: Ben Young exit Druids
Picture caption 3: Tarran Mackenzie enjoying life
Picture caption 4: Ben and Barry caught in pit lane by Aaron Scott

Team Partners
Stauff UK, Cargolink Express, L&A Reinforcements, Tim Hortons, Scott Build, Lexelle, Amtech, Optimum Fleet Management, F&G Commercials, 3 Squared, Signsxtra

Technical Partners
Dymag Wheels, Kawasaki, Scorpion Red Power, R&G, Dynojet UK, Swinton Motorcycles, PPG Paint, Goodridge, Pipercross, Robby Moto, NG Brake Discs,
Solo Motorcycle products, Super B, STIHL, 3 Squared, Ohlins

Thruxton Podium for Mackenzie, BSB Points for Burrell

August 5, 2014

Brands Hatch came back to haunt us at Thruxton as we waited for Barry Burrell to be declared fit to ride by the BSB medical Team before first practice. Thankfully the rest between the two races, although leaving him very stiff were enough to help the healing process for Burrell.

Barry, Tarran and Ben were all looking forward to the event as it showed with the activity on their social media sites. @tazmac95 @Ba77a @bcyoung86 Ben was again looking forward to continuing his learning curve of the British Championship circuits with his first time at Thruxton.

 

Throughout Practice and Qualifying we experience significant changes in the weather which hampered setup but also Ben’s circuit learning. Barry struggled with his injuries still being stiff and not quite flexible enough. Tarran stepped in where he had left off being right at the top end of the time sheets qualifying 5th , Barry and Ben were 17th and 24th respectively

 

STK 600:- right from the lights going green Taz was right in the fight for the lead dropping into 2nd and taking the lead on lap 4 and again on laps 7,9 and 10, the battle was breath taking and a small mistake after some ‘rubbing’ with another rider dropped Taz to 5th on lap 12 leaving him work to do. Tarran and Anderson flew over the line on the last lap with Anderson getting the decision for 2nd by 0.061 but another brilliant podium for the young Scotsman.

 

Tarran Mackenzie said “that was a fantastic race, I managed to lead for a while and swap a little paint with the others but good clean racing. I thought I had Nick over the line but another podium is just great. I am so happy with my Team and the bike and looking forward to Oulton next week!!  “

 

SBK:- Barry pushed through the pain barrier throughout practice but put all that out of his mind for the race making a good start with his new clutch thanks to Danny and pushed for the top Ten, finishing a brilliant 13th after the gruelling 20 lapper. Race 2 Barry made a fantastic start straight into the top 10 only to see the race stopped after 6 laps. On the restart of the shortened 16 lap race, Barry was not so lucky but he got his head down and brought home some more valuable points for 14th

 

Barry Burrell  “This weekend has been hard and once or twice I had thought about not riding, the Team did a great job for me, we got points but I would have liked to be higher. We now have a few more days rest then off to Oulton and hoping I will be a little fitter there”

STK 1000:- Ben worked hard all weekend on his first visit to the superfast Thruxton working his way up the grid.

Ben is getting a bit of a reputation amongst the Team for his awesome starts and yet again he pulled one out of the bag putting himself in the battle for the last point. Lapping almost half a second faster than he did in qualify it was just not good enough for that elusive first point which we know will come soon!

 

Ben Young said “I knew Thruxton was going to be hard because no one gets to practice there, I really enjoyed the track but could have done with just a little more track time in qualifying. I am disappointed not to get any points but I feel I am working hard for it. Now back to Oulton Park so I really hope it will be there I get my first points for the team”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “We were worried about Barry going into Thruxton, there was an argument to say he would have been better to miss it, but Barry did not want to see anyone else on his bike so he gave it his best shot, I have to say we are pleased with the points. Ben now just needs to move to the next level which is so close and we have every faith in his abilities so much so Iain from Stauff has set him a target so let’s see how that works out J – Young Mr Mackenzie is just a delight to have around for the whole Team and his riding and results are just brilliant. We know have 2 days at home and off to Oulton and looking forward to some important and exciting news from our sponsors later this month!”

 

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Pole for Mackenzie at Brands Hatch

July 29, 2014

Preview Thruxton

 

After the Teams successes at Knockhill we were really looking forward to Brands then things started to get a little mixed up. A few days before the event Barry Burrell fell from his mountain bike while out training dislocating his shoulder putting a question mark over his fitness. The injury turned out not to be anywhere near as bad as first thought and with some treatment by the fantastic BSB Medical team Baz was ready to go.

 

Practice and Qualifying went reasonably ok for the Team WD-40 riders, the shoulder injury hampered Barry in practice and qualifying leaving him down on the Grid. Ben young again got the wrong end of the stick in final qualifying after doing so well in first 2 sessions, things just didn’t go his way finishing 30th on the grid.

 

We had some young guests from the Demelza children’s hospice in Kent in our Garage for Tarran’s final qualifying, Terry joined us half way through the session and a  Team member quickly got him sorted with the job of shouting out the sector colours, with the instructions yellow means Taz’s gets a thump and Green is all really good. Tarran was sat in 7th when Terry shouted “its green!” and he jumped to 5th, again Terry shouted “its green!” and Taz jumped to 3rd, with just over a minute to go the whole team were on pit lane waiting for Tarran’s last lap and Terry shouted “what does Purple mean?”, ‘It means Pole young man and you can come again!!”

 

SBK:- Barry had struggled with change of direction due to his shoulder all weekend but managed to qualify through to the second group and take 16th

Race 1. Barry unfortunately had a problem with the bike going into druids hairpin on lap 3 crashing out of the race and the rest of the event, he suffered some minor injuries to his face, hand and foot but took quite a heavy bang to the muscles on his back. The BRITISH SUPERBIKE MEDICAL did a brilliant job for Baz but it left some questions about whether he would be fit for Thruxton this weekend

 

Barry Burrell  “I had struggled all weekend with my shoulder especially in changing direction but the problems and then the crash really set me back, I have been home and rested and feel ok for Thruxton and will be glad to be back out on the bike”

STK 600:- Taking our first pole of 2014 was a great achievement forTarran and as his confidence and ability with the ZX6 grow we are looking to more great things from him. Taz made a good start and tried to settle in with the leading group, but the hectic nature of the class saw him straight into a huge battle, an unusual mistake by the young Mackenzie saw him crash out at the super fast Westfield corner but perfectly OK.

 

Tarran Mackenzie said “I am so happy to get my first Pole position for the Team and was really looking forward to the race, unfortunately I made a mistake which left my mechanics at lot of hard work for Thruxton. I was quite worried what Geoff and Brent would say when I got back to the pits but I have a great Team and they just said don’t do it again !!  “

 

STK 1000:-   Ben Young did a brilliant job in FP1 and Q1 then it just went away from him in final qualifying which left him loads of very hard work from 30th on the grid. Making a tremendous start Ben got his head down and really pushed hard for the whole race battling up to 16th place at the flag just 0.358 off his first points of the season. We now have to find a way to channel him in qualifying to get the Sunday racer out to play and improve his start places.

 

Ben Young said “I enjoyed free practice and the first qualifying but struggled in the final session, and even though I went quicker it just was not fast enough. The race was brilliant fun battling all the way, I just missed out on my first point but I am really starting to feel good about the British Championships ”

 

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “ What a weekend is what I said after Snetterton and Knockhill this weekend has just been a huge roller coaster and not one to repeat very often. The news of Barry’s shoulder then Tarran’s pole and then the crashes and injuries are enough to give anyone more grey hair. Ben just missing out on points was one of the highlights but all in all we have to learn from our mistakes and move forward. Thruxton is always a difficult circuit for new Teams and riders as no one really get to test there, so with the superbike and Ben on the stocker have work to do. Dan and the boy’s have again done a great job getting everything ready for not only Thruxton but the following weekend at Oulton Park. Barry has had a real good battering but is just about ready so we are all looking forward to the next 2 weekends.

 

NEW WEB Site :- We are extremely pleased to introduce our new website www.grmotosport.co.uk  designed and developed by Sheffield based Direct Computers

(01142960035) Ben and Joshua Nailor along with their team have done a great job which you will see develop as the season progresses

Please take the time to follow us :- www.teamwd40.com  Twitter @GRMotoSport, –  Facebook GRMotosport – Instagram TeamWD40

A stunning weekend for Team WD40 in Scotland

July 2, 2014

Mackenzie scores first Podium as Burrell hits Superbike top 10

 

The 4th round of the MCE British Superbike championship held at Knockhill in Scotland was always going to be a huge affair for Team WD40 with 2 Scottish riders and Stauff UK having a major presence in the offshore industry. All 3 Team WD40 riders had tested at the Track before the event, although only on Niall Mackenzie track days they had gained a good feel for the place.

 

SBK:- building on our results at Snetterton all of free practice was used looking for the perfect race pace as we had already found our qualifying set-up. The MCE British Superbike qualifying has a 3 group structure, Q1 all riders , Q2 the top 18 from Q1 and Q3 the Top 10 from Q2. In Q1 Barry and his crew of Crusty, Dan, Tom and Ra Ra showed their potential with Baz able to post a series of quick times easily settling into Q2 – Again Barry shone with times as high as 6th place, as the chequered flag came out we were sat in 9th but fast laps by Smrz and Rutter after the flag pushed us out by under a tenth of a second to finish 11th on the grid and Great effort by all.

Race 1. Unfortunately Barry did not make a good start and left himself work to do over the next 30 laps, but he was up to the task ahead. Pushing forward Barry was up to 10th on lap 9 and 8th on lap 18 and fought to the very end to close on the leaders. 8th was a fantastic result showing our true potential and securing 8th place on the grid for Race 2.

Race 2. As most of you would have seen on live TV lasted less than a lap for Barry as he was taken out at the hairpin by a rash move from James Westmoreland sending both riders crashing out, such a shame ! See link to on board footage below

 

Barry Burrell  “I have really enjoyed this weekend the guy’s, Geoff, Dan, Tom and Rich have done a brilliant job with the ‘Team WD40’ ZX10 making it easy for me to produce consistent top ten times. Race 1 was great I had made a little mistake at the start dropping back but quickly found my rhythm and really start to enjoy the fight pushing forward. I got into 8th on lap 18 with the factory Suzuki of John Hopkins hot on my heels and we set off after 7th, I was really happy to easily hold off John and close 7th and bring home our first top 10 of the Season. Race 2 was just plain stupid to be taken out on the first lap James came to apologise but big Geoff sorted that out J – I just can’t wait for the next round at Brands Hatch where I had my best ever result a couple of years ago in 4th   ”

STK 600:- Having visited the track the week beforewith Barry and taylor, Tarran was in great form for his family’s home event. Throughout Practice and Qualifying he was never out of the top 4. In final qualifying as the rain started to fall Taz made a supreme effort to secure a front row slot his first of the season for Team WD40.

Tarran made the most of his home advantage at the start of the Pirelli Superstock 600 race in front of a huge sun kissed Scottish crowd holding on to 3rd place in the thick of a battle with the leading group. Forcing his way through to 2nd on lap four he set off after the leader Yamaha’s Andy Reid. Cheered on by the thousands lining the track side and breaking the lap record Taz managed to level with Andy coming out of the last corner but did not have just enough to win but secured his first STK 600 poduim

 

Tarran Mackenzie said “I am so HAPPY to get second and my first podium for Team WD40 at my home circuit in front of this fantastic crowd, I could hear them at times cheering me on, I really thought I could win but just did not have enough today. I have to thank me Team for a fantastic bike the ZX6 has worked mega all weekend. I would also like to thank all the sponsors both the teams and my personal for making it all possible and I can’t wait for Brands Hatch ! “

 

STK 1000:-   Ben Young must think the world is against him as nothing has quite gone his way, a small electrical problem in Q1 and then it rained in Q2 he again started towards the back of the grid. This time a more relaxed and determined Benny came to the grid, making a great start he never stopped pushing forward to again match the times set last year by Tommy he just missed out on being towards the points a brilliant effort on the day

 

Ben Young said “My family and Girlfriend were over from Canada and I really wanted to do well here at what used to be my home track, things did not go my way with a couple of little problems with the bike and then when it was all sorted for last qualifying it rained. I have to thank the team for being right behind me all the way and giving me a great bike for the race. I want everything to go right at Brands so we can have fun and race for results ”

 

NEW Website :- We are extremely pleased to introduce our new website www.grmotosport.co.uk  designed and developed by Sheffield based Direct Computers

(01142960035) Ben and Joshua Nailor along with their team have done a great job which you will see develop as the season progresses

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “ What a weekend is what I said after Snetterton this weekend has just been brilliant. Travelling to Scotland for the races at Knockhill is quite a job for the majority of the BSB paddock, it is 6 hours each way for us from Sheffield. This year we were really looking forward to it for obvious reasons in Taz and Benny Scottish origins. We have continued our efforts in development of all the racing program where my boys are doing a great job. Tarran came here with one thing in mind to overturn what happened to him last year and WOW what a way to do it with our first STK 600 podium. Barry and the Superbike crew had a fantastic weekend showing our potential and getting into the top 10 and Ben did a great job in the race too. We have a new web site thanks to Direct Computers so everything continues on the up roll on Brands Hatch  ”.

 

Barry’s on board lap of the second race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjVMiDGcAwU&sns=fb

 

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Calendar

Round 1 Brands Hatch Indy April 18th, 2014 - June 21st, 2014
Round 2 Oulton Park May 3rd, 2014 - May 5th, 2014
Round 3 Snetterton 300 June 13th, 2014 - June 15th, 2014
Round 4 Knockhill June 27th, 2014 - June 29th, 2014
Round 5 Brands Hatch GP July 18th, 2014 - July 20th, 2014
Round 6 Thruxton August 1st, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014
Round 7 Oulton Park August 8th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 23rd, 2014 - August 25th, 2014
Round 9 Donington Park September 5th, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
Round 10 TT Circuit Assen September 19th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014
Round 11 Silverstone Grand Prix October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 17th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014

The Team

Barry Burrell
Born: August 14th, 1986

Barry Burrell

Born:August 14th, 1986
Nationality:British
Hometown:Co Durham
Hobbies:Riding
Favorite Circuit:Brands Hatch Grand Prix
Favorite Food:Steak and chips, nandos
Favorite Car:VW Caddy
Helmet:Scorpion helmets
Leathers:4sr leathers
Gloves:Kushatani gloves
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

Personal Sponsors:Scorpion helmets, 4sr leathers, kushitani gloves, 151s,
Ben Young
Born: June 8th, 1993

Ben Young

Born:June 8th, 1993
Nationality:British
Hometown:Bathgate
Hobbies:skiing, longboarding, cycling
Favorite Circuit:Road America
Favorite Food:Pasta
Favorite Car:Audi R8
Helmet:Arai
Leathers:AXO
Boots:AXO
Gloves:AXO
Career Highlights:

Daytona 200 – 2013 8th

Personal Sponsors:Tim Hortons, Scot Build
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

Sponsors

Competition

  • Which WD40 Specialist Motorbike Products would Barry, Ben and Tarran best use to wash their bike?

     WD40 Specialist Motorbike ‘Chain Cleaner’ WD40 Specialist Motorbike ‘Total Wash’ WD40 Specialist Motorbike ‘Brake Cleaner’

  • Past Masters

    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

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