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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.

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British Superbike Championship Grand Finale 2018

October 22, 2018

STRONG points finishes to the SEASON for both Team WD-40 and STAUFF Quick Connect academy

The 2018 British Superbike season came to a close at a very wet and cold Brands Hatch with both Mason Law, Team WD-40 Superbike and Claudio Corti, STAUFF Quick Connect Academy in strong points finishes, setting the stage quite nicely for the start of 2019.

Things did not go to plan for either in qualify with Mason crashing out of Q1 and Claudio getting caught with a red flag in the dying minutes of his qualifying session, leaving both riders well down the grid in 20th place for their respective races.

Mason had 3 races aboard his Kawasaki ZX10RR at the Kent track the first being in the Saturday Afternoon Sun. Mason made a tremendous start fighting his way up to 12th place before encountering front tyre problems which sadly forced him back out of the points as Leon Haslam took his first British Superbike Championship Title.

On Sunday as the huge crowds gathered track side to see the final races of the season the weather had taken a turn for the worse with strong winds and rain effecting everyone but not quite managing to dampen the atmosphere.

These conditions strangely do create opportunities for both the brave and cautious as its easy to get caught out but confidence creates results too.

Mason took these advantages in both races to fight back from his lowly grid position to fight in to the points for 12th and 13th in the two races. His Season had some fantastic highs in the two top tens of Thruxton but the lows of the Cadwell crash ruined the later half of his season so these points were important.

Mason Law:- ” Brands Hatch was a cold damp end to the year but it was still nice to get out around my local circuit. We worked on some areas that I needed to improve from the previous races there and did so.

Sunday’s cold and wet races were a case of staying on and not closing the year out in the hospital, the races seemed long in the conditions but I kept my concentration and It’s good to get these final points for myself and the team.

I would like to thank my crew for their hard work during this season I greatly appreciate it!

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STAUFF Quick Connect Claudio ‘Shorts’ Corti on a charge!
The Pirelli National Superstock race ran on Sunday straight after the first superbike race, so we had some great feedback from Mason and his team for the settings of Claudio’s STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR.

Claudio who is a known fast starter had serious work to do from 20th on the grid but made the most of the other rider’s cautious start and first few laps to fight into the top ten getting as high as 5th place.

All his hard work was thwarted by the weather conditions when in the dying couple of laps his vison was impaired as helmet visor steamed up. Not being able to see forced Claudio to back off and settle for points in 11th place.

Claudio Corti :- “I like Brands but its been a very long time since I was here with WSB. As always, the pace is fast in BSB and I made some problems in qualifying running of the track in the last moments. Thanks to the Superbike Team my guys gave me a good setting for this wet track and I was going good. I am sorry my Helmet caused a problem as I think something fantastic was possible today for Brent’s Birthday.

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GR Motosport stunning 2018 TEAM livery
Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “ well that was a birthday weekend and a half to share with my Team. We made some mistakes in qualifying which I am sure cost the promise of event better results. Both Mason and Claudio brought the bikes home in the points so it’s a strong finish. As this season ends, when I look at what we have achieved both on and off the track have met expectations.

On track there has been some stupidly situations which opened doors for the better which we did not know existed. Off track we have again delivered over and above on our Marketing strategies and I have to thank all our partners for their willingness in working together to exceed our targets.

It is now a busy period of planning and promotional duties for our Partners and for Next season we have clear goals in both these areas and there will be news of our racing plans soon.

Please take a look at our sponsors links below – they are part of our Team and Sport to promote Brand awereness, Their Companies, Their Products and Services.

British Superbike Championship Grand Finale 2018

October 22, 2018

STRONG points finishes to the SEASON for both Team WD-40 and STAUFF Quick Connect academy

The 2018 British Superbike season came to a close at a very wet and cold Brands Hatch with both Mason Law, Team WD-40 Superbike and Claudio Corti, STAUFF Quick Connect Academy in strong points finishes, setting the stage quite nicely for the start of 2019.

Things did not go to plan for either in qualify with Mason crashing out of Q1 and Claudio getting caught with a red flag in the dying minutes of his qualifying session, leaving both riders well down the grid in 20th place for their respective races.

Mason had 3 races aboard his Kawasaki ZX10RR at the Kent track the first being in the Saturday Afternoon Sun. Mason made a tremendous start fighting his way up to 12th place before encountering front tyre problems which sadly forced him back out of the points as Leon Haslam took his first British Superbike Championship Title.

On Sunday as the huge crowds gathered track side to see the final races of the season the weather had taken a turn for the worse with strong winds and rain effecting everyone but not quite managing to dampen the atmosphere.

These conditions strangely do create opportunities for both the brave and cautious as its easy to get caught out but confidence creates results too.

Mason took these advantages in both races to fight back from his lowly grid position to fight in to the points for 12th and 13th in the two races. His Season had some fantastic highs in the two top tens of Thruxton but the lows of the Cadwell crash ruined the later half of his season so these points were important.

Mason Law:- ” Brands Hatch was a cold damp end to the year but it was still nice to get out around my local circuit. We worked on some areas that I needed to improve from the previous races there and did so.

Sunday’s cold and wet races were a case of staying on and not closing the year out in the hospital, the races seemed long in the conditions but I kept my concentration and It’s good to get these final points for myself and the team.

I would like to thank my crew for their hard work during this season I greatly appreciate it!

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STAUFF Quick Connect Claudio ‘Shorts’ Corti on a charge!
The Pirelli National Superstock race ran on Sunday straight after the first superbike race, so we had some great feedback from Mason and his team for the settings of Claudio’s STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR.

Claudio who is a known fast starter had serious work to do from 20th on the grid but made the most of the other rider’s cautious start and first few laps to fight into the top ten getting as high as 5th place.

All his hard work was thwarted by the weather conditions when in the dying couple of laps his vison was impaired as helmet visor steamed up. Not being able to see forced Claudio to back off and settle for points in 11th place.

Claudio Corti :- “I like Brands but its been a very long time since I was here with WSB. As always, the pace is fast in BSB and I made some problems in qualifying running of the track in the last moments. Thanks to the Superbike Team my guys gave me a good setting for this wet track and I was going good. I am sorry my Helmet caused a problem as I think something fantastic was possible today for Brent’s Birthday.

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GR Motosport stunning 2018 TEAM livery
Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “ well that was a birthday weekend and a half to share with my Team. We made some mistakes in qualifying which I am sure cost the promise of event better results. Both Mason and Claudio brought the bikes home in the points so it’s a strong finish. As this season ends, when I look at what we have achieved both on and off the track have met expectations.

On track there has been some stupidly situations which opened doors for the better which we did not know existed. Off track we have again delivered over and above on our Marketing strategies and I have to thank all our partners for their willingness in working together to exceed our targets.

It is now a busy period of planning and promotional duties for our Partners and for Next season we have clear goals in both these areas and there will be news of our racing plans soon.

Please take a look at our sponsors links below – they are part of our Team and Sport to promote Brand awereness, Their Companies, Their Products and Services.

TEAM WD-40 DUTCH ENGINE ISSUES

October 2, 2018

DUTCH Promise ends with dual engine problems on race day!!

The trip to the Cathedral of Speed in Assen, Holland was looked at as a possible high for GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 Superbike crew. At the 11th round of the British Superbike Championship the Superbike crew was flying solo as the Superstock 1000 do not race at the event. Mason still on the road to full recovery from his Cadwell crash was also looking forward to revisiting Assen the scene of his great Supersport victory so the Team atmosphere was electric.

Throughout practice and qualifying Mason put together a good effort considering his fitness and the highly competitive nature of the British Superbike Championship. When race arrived we had the race pace to continue our impressive points scoring run but that all ended with a broken engine in morning warm up.

The Team WD-40 crew had time against them but replaced the damaged with a new unit in just one hour and fifteen minutes to be ready for the first race.

With no real time to test the new engine we ran it on the BSB Dynojet Dyno and everything seemed just fine but straight away on the first lap of the first race it was clear there was a problem which forced Mason out early on. Again the boys, Danny, Mark, Martin, Mick and Geoff worked tirelessly to find the problem which sadly continued and forced us out of the second race leaving Mason with no opportunity to add to his points score.

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Mark, Martin and Danny Hard at work on race day !

Mason Law :- “It is always a pleasure to race around Assen it is a fantastic place. I am disappointed with the weekends results but I guess that’s bike racing every now and again. It does make the nice results taste much sweeter as they come along. I have to thank my Team who did everything possible to create a successful weekend but it was an un heard of double engine problem that forced us out which we will look into when we get back to the UK. I am looking forward to the next and sadly last round of the 2018 British Superbike Championship at my home round of Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks where I hope to be fully fit and the bike ready to go.

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Stunning Team WD-40 Superbike livery

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “What a complete disaster after the Team and Mason worked so hard it’s a real kick in the nutz to leave Assen with no results. On returning to the UK we have found unseen component problems with both our engines which is outside the team’s control. I am hoping this will be sorted this week as we look forward to the last round of the series at Brands Hatch.

Brands is a huge weekend for me personally as I reach a landmark birthday where I will have the pleasure of welcoming a new sponsor to the Team and one I am sure we will all enjoy being involved with

Please take a look at our sponsors links below – they are part of our Team and Sport to promote Brand awereness, Their Companies, Their Products and Services.

HIGH FLYING LAW SUFFERS INJURY AT CADWELL

August 21, 2018

Mason Law suffers thumb injury as Corti hits Top Ten on his Cadwell Park debut

The 8th round of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park produced polar opposite results for Team WD-40 Superbike and The STAUFF Quick Connect Academy on Sunday.

Hot off the back of his superb run at Thruxton just 2 weeks ago Mason Law was looking forward to Cadwell, where things just didn’t go his way for the Benfleet, Essex youngster. A high-speed tumble in Sunday’s morning warm-up had Mason taken to the medical center where he was found to have suffered a broken right thumb. The thumb Broken in 3 places sadly put Mason out of any further action for the day and leaves him in a fight to be fit for the next round at Silverstone.

Mason Law :- it was a high speed crash at turn one which left me with the injury. My thumb may need surgery to fix it, we will seek specialist advise with a view to be ready for Silverstone in 3 weekends time. I have been overwhelmed by all the kind messages from the spectators on social media and really have to thank the BSB Orange Army and Medical staff for looking after me.

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Cadwell Park Rookie Claudio Corti leads the fight for 8th!

Cadwell Park is the second new circuit in as many weeks for Italian Stauff Quick Connect Academy rider Claudio Corti. The undulating Lincolnshire track is like nothing ‘SHORTS’ has experienced before but after seeing it on film he said it could be fun.

In real life Cadwell Park can be quite daunting to compete on especially with little track time. Gaining more experience of the BSB scene and thoroughly enjoying Cadwell, Claudio had a good run through practice and qualifying to take 12th of the grid for Sundays feature Pirelli National Superstock 100 Race.

Making a great start Shorts was instantly in the top ten and with the leading group, as the Championship contenders broke away Shorts was in a tight race for the top 6 eventually taking a creditable 8th at the flag

Claudio Corti Said “When I hear about this mountain on a race track it’s not easy to understand and even when you see it, it’s still unbelievable. I watched Mason who is spectacular over there and thought this is impossible but in the end, I managed it and there is a photo with me and the wheels are off the ground so not so bad. The result is OK because I am starting to get my feeling with the tyres and hope to be much stronger over the next races. My team tell me that Oulton is similar to Cadwell and I wonder if the UK track designers were a little crazy but maybe I am too as I look forward to seeing it.

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TV presenter Nicki Shields tries Claudio’s Bike for size

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “A really busy weekend as always at Cadwell Park, Mason’s injury really put a damper on things to start race day and now we have to help him get better soon. Claudio had a great run in 8th showing more potential for the next few races.

Our guest as always loved the event and it was particularly good fun to work with Scania over the week filming our activities for a promotional event they have later in the year.

For those of you who know TV presenter Nicki Shields who normally presents Formula E, Nicki worked with us on Monday and it seems she could be up for a Pillion Lap!

THRUXTON – TOP – TEN’s

August 6, 2018

As the heat wave continues to dominate the news, the on-track temperatures sored for GR Motosport at the 7th round of the British Superbike Championships.

In a fantastic weekend of racing at Thruxton, The STAUFF Connect Academy welcomed former MotoGP star Claudio ‘SHORTS’ Corti onto the team’s Kawasaki ZX10RR whilst saying goodbye to Liam Delves who has failed to meet his on and off-track commitments. Mason Law who continues to grow within the Team WD-40 structure and hitting our Targets, exceeded expectations with 2 fantastic Top Tens in his rookie year.

British Superbike continues to draw global media attention as the most competitive national motorcycle races series in world even at times out shinning some of the World Championships events. The high-speed nature of the Hampshire circuit continues to deliver close exciting action in every class with Superbike its self-thrilling the huge crowd.

Superbike Rookie Mason Law started his weekend well in first practice and carried this through to both races, the only glitch coming in Q2 where he could only manage 18th on the Grid for the first Race. Geoff Crust and Danny Wright put a great race strategy together for the Essex youngster who made the most of his starting prowess to get into the fight for top Ten placings in the first 20 lap race. Mason did an incredible job using the strategy to push forward to a fantastic 8th place and a 10th fastest lap giving him self a better chance for race 2.

Mason again made the start and was immediately in the hunt running amongst the high flyers but unfortunately with 2 laps to go his tyres were finished and sadly dropping him back to 10th at the flag.

Speaking afterwards Mason said: “That was a very good round for myself and the team, and all in all I’m happy with the progress we made throughout the weekend. Thruxton is a really abrasive circuit and kills tyres, so that’s what we worked to conquer from the off and I had a good feeling from the opening free practice session.”

Having qualified eighteenth, which was disappointing for Mason, he said: “Qualifying is something we really need to work on, but I didn’t let it get my head down, and I got a good start in race one. I gained positions off the line and kept making progress and finished eighth.”
With his first BSB top ten in the bag on the Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10RR, it was very much a goal to repeat that feat in race two.

“We ran the softer ‘zero’ tyre this weekend and I knew that would be a strength of ours when it came to race day,” said Mason. “I was also confident and knew it would provide us with the pace to grab a better grid position for race two. It gave me confidence in my ability to go on and produce a lap time that would allow us to move up the grid.

“We made a change from race one for race two and having started the second outing in tenth place, I got a very good launch off the line. I had a really hard fight in a group that included some established BSB riders like Laverty and Bridewell and I really enjoyed it. To also to have the lead group visible in front of us was again very pleasing for me and a great feeling.”

Speaking of the race in detail, he added: “It was again all about nursing the tyre to the finish and in the closing stages I had a big moment and tucked the front through turn 3: the handlebars completely locked out. I thought, ‘here we go, we are going to exit stage left!’ but thankfully it gripped and I was careful enough afterwards, to know that I’d used the best of the front tyre. I had nothing left grip wise on the rear also at that stage, to really push in the closing stages. But to finish tenth, I was really, really happy with that.”

In closing he added: “The team did a great job all weekend and we worked through a process that allowed us to grind away and post these strong results, so full credit to Team WD-40. It was great to have our partners 1st Waste Management along this weekend, to enjoy the results with and we can really look forward to Cadwell Park now. Here’s to a positive second half of the season.”

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Class Rookie Mason leads the fight for 8th!

Claudio Corti or Shorts as he is known had a baptism of fire in his first British Superbike Championship event.

The Como Italy resident, riding a Kawasaki ZX10RR for the very first time at a track he has never seen before first practice was always going to be a huge ask for any rider but add to that the lunacy of another rider smashing into the back of him and taking him out at over 150 miles an hour on the 2nd lap of qualifying could have been a step too far – but not for Shorts.

Having to start towards the very rear of the grid and still not too familiar with the track Claudio built his lap times and fought through into the points.

We are pleased to say that Claudio, who despite the issues really enjoyed being part of the team and the British Championships will remain with the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy for the remained of the season.

Claudio Corti Said “I have heard a lot about the British Championships and really wanted to give it a try. Even after everything I was told before I was really surprised at how big the series is and how many fast riders there are but mostly just how many people came to watch – this is incredible!!!

I have really enjoyed working with the Team they are very professional and like family which is a great reason for me and Brent to agree to continue for the rest of the season – I now have to rush home to get my motocross bike to practice as Geoff told me about Cadwell mountain and I think this is like MX table top no??

Serious I am looking forward to the next tracks but I do not know Cadwell or Oulton and my friends in the paddock say these are hard. I do know Silverstone and Brands Hatch so I am happy with this.

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Claudio Corti – STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “What an unbelievable weekend of ups and downs. I really don’t like some of the things that happen after all we have done but I guess that’s racing.

Short’s which is a direct translation of Corti arrived Thursday and it didn’t take long to for Geoff and I to decide to offer him the ride for the rest of the season a really good bloke and the guy’s in the Team liked working with him.

Mason Law! – well there you go finally the potential can be seen of Team, Man and Machine – dry track, straight racing great results. I am greedy and with a name like Gladwin I want more so we are looking forward to the next few races especially Cadwell where we always remember Tommy Aquino

Please take a look at our sponsors links below – they are part of our Team and Sport to promote Brand awereness, Their Companies, Their Products and Services.

ITALIAN STAR CLAUDIO CORTI joins STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY for THRUXTON

July 27, 2018

Former MotoGP star Claudio Corti is to race the GR Motosport / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX10RR at Thruxton. The 31 year old from Como Italy will make his British Superbike debut in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. Corti who lives close the STAUFF Italy headquarters has a wealth of experience racing at the highest levels from FIM Superstock 1000 to MotoGP is looking forward to his first experience of BSB.

 

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Claudio Corti said :- “I have raced in many places around the world but not yet with BSB, everyone knows the high level of this championship as it has produced many of today’s top riders. I have had some good recommendation of the Team and we know the Kawasaki is a good bike so I am looking forward to it and we will see what happens on this new experience.

Brent Gladwin commented, “Claudio was introduced to me with a personal recommendation and over the last few days we have put something together. I have enjoyed working on the deal with Claudio and now I am looking forward to seeing what we can do together on track.

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
Alastair Seeley
Born: October 4th, 1979

Alastair Seeley

Born:October 4th, 1979
Nationality:British
Hometown:Carrickfergus
Hobbies:Motocross, Golf, Mountain biking
Favorite Circuit:Snetterton/Donnington/Brands Hatch GP
Favorite Food:Spaghetti Bolognese
Career Highlights:

2004 Irish Supersport champion

2005 Irish superbike champion

2006 Irish Supersport & superbike champion

2008 NW200 Superstock winner & Mondello Masters champion

2009 British Superstock 1000 champion & Irish superbike champion & NW200 Superstock winner

2010 NW200 Supersport & superbike winner & rookie of the year in the British superbike series finishing 6th.

2011 Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport 600 Champion

2011 NW200 Supersport 600 winner

Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award 2012

NW200 Superbike winner

2013 BSB Supersport 600cc Runner up

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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