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

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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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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The Mac Is Back

June 28, 2014

Tarran Mackenzie made a stunning return to the front row of the grid here in Scotland in final qualifying.

4th after the first qualifying session Taz Mac was in determined mood going into the final session as rain threatened. Straight back into the grove recording fast times, Tarran came in for a new rear tyre as spots of rain started to fall and 2 rivals pushed him down the grid – super work by his crew got him back out on track as the rain got a little heavier – Tarran stunned us all including him self to produce a lap just 0.150 off Pole
Tarran laughed ” I knew it was a good lap but when I saw Ash had put P3 on the board I was not sure if I had read it right, then I came in pit lane and saw all the smiles a great thing to see !”

Team WD40 take part In The Queens Baton Relay

June 26, 2014

Team WD40′s rider Tarran & his brother Taylor Mackenzie ( TYCO Suzuki) took part in the Queens Baton relay lap of the Knockhill circuit this morning it was in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month – BSB action starts tomorrow where all 3 Team WD40 riders Barry Burrell, Ben Young and Tarran will be in action.

Big weekend ahead for Team WD40 in Scotland

June 24, 2014

Team Wd-40 had an absolutely brilliant time last Saturday at the ‘Stauff Family Fun Day’ in Sheffield. Time to have fun and meet all the Staff and their families from Stauff UK, John Morris and his Team really put on an awesome day which we were glad to be part of. Everything from Rodeo Bull to Falconry flying, Our Superbike simulator game and oh yes a few beers and good food were had by all. A huge thank you to Stauff UK for inviting us to join in !

We are really looking forward to the next round of the ‘MCE British Superbike Championship’, as Knockhill in Scotland is the home round for both our Superstock riders Tarran Mackenzie and Ben Young.

The Mackenzie family have played a huge part in the history and development of Knockhill over the years and Tarran’s Father Niall is proud of what the little Scottish Circuit has achieved.

Playing a regular part in the activities of Knockhill with their Track Days Niall has played host to all 3 Team WD-40 riders at one time or another this season. A few weeks ago Ben Young got to reacquaint himself with his home circuit after spending the majority of his racing career in the US on one of Niall’s track day hire bikes before his little break back in Canada. last week saw Tarran, his brother Taylor and our Superbike rider Barry Burrell thrashing around for the day on Niall’s poor little 600’s completing enough laps to wear a grove around the mountain side circuit.

Barry Burrell “I had such fun with Tarran and Taylor last week on the ZX6 road bikes, it got a little competitive out there but all huge smiles. After the efforts and results at the last round at Snetterton scoring my first points of 2014 I am really looking forward to build on that at Knockhill ”

Tarran Mackenzie said “I was so disappointed when my engine broke in 2013 and I could not actually race at Knockhill, Team WD-40 took the championship lead away from me. This year I am with the Team and the little Kawasaki 600 and I are really getting on well, fingers crossed she has not let me down yet so I am looking forward to a great weekends racing “

Ben Young said “I got to ride a few laps of Knockhill earlier in the Year thanks to Niall and really enjoyed the day. My family are all from just down the road and my Parents, Sister and Girlfriend are flying in from Canada. After our improvements at Snetterton and the disappointment of the crash in the race I am looking to make more improvements at my home track”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “The boys have had a little fun at the circuit this year already and its going to be a big Family weekend for the Team and riders. We also have a huge number of VIP guests from Stauff UK’s Aberdeen office, so us Yorkshire lads are going to be out numbered. I know Tarran, Ben and Barry will do their best to make us proud and we are all looking forward to a fun weekend ”.

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A profound, yet proud day for GR Motosport at Snetterton

June 19, 2014

R Motosport were proud to pay tribute and share our fond memories of Karl Harris after his sad passing at the Isle of Man TT. Karl joined us at the end of 1998 after a disastrous season in the British Supersport championship, for the inaugural FIM European Superstock championship of 1999, The Championship had been set up by World Superbike to find stars of the future and in the first year they found Karl. Winning 6 of the 9 rounds and producing the now famous 1 handed stand up wheelie it is the only time a 750cc machine has won this 1000cc championship!

Burrell scores first Superbike points for Team WD40

SBK:- With the 3rd round of the MCE British Superbike Championships having a very sad feel it was absolutely fantastic to look to the future with a haul of points in 2 of the 3 classes we compete in. Because our Superbike Championship with Barry Burrell had come together at the 11th hour and we had lots to catch up on, the Team had always targeted the 3rd race as our starting point. In the 5 week break between the meeting while everyone was taking in the NW200 and the TT, we were working hard on improving the Superbike. The efforts of the team were evident when at the end of the first day we were 11th fastest. Barry qualified 16th for the first race a marked improvement. At the start of the first MCE British Superbike race everyone saw Barry raise his arm off the start, this was not a problem with his bike, it was that he was being covered in fluid from another which unfortunately went down at turn 2 and took Baz off and into last place. Over the next 16 laps we saw #7 fight his way through the field to take a brilliant 11th place on the very last lap and secure 14th on the grid for the next race our first SBK points of 2014.
Race 2 has the whole Team WD40 buzzing as we knew our potential unfortunately Barry made one of the worst starts of his life leaving him loads of work to do. The ZX10 and Baz were again working well and it did not take him long to get back into the battle getting as high as 9th. Unfortunately we had a small problem which cost him but again 5 fantastic points for another 11th place.

Barry Burrell “ My Team have worked very hard over the break on the bike, the biggest thing for me is that they have got me comfortable on the bike which has made all the difference, we had a small problem with fuel in the 2nd race which unfortunately cost me 9th place but now I am really looking forward to Knockhill”

STK 600:- Tarran had struggled throughout practice and qualifying finding it difficult to put things together, which unfortunately put him 30th on the grid for his championship race, but typical Taz Mac fashion he got out of the right side of the bed when it counted. Tarran made a good start and then just got his head down and started to pick them off 1 at a time, over the last few laps Tarran was lapping at the same pace as the leader pulling through to more championship points in 12th, an inspiring ride returning the smile!!

Tarran Mackenzie said “I was so disappointed with my performance in qualifying but Geoff gave me a little bollocking to sort my head for the race. I am so happy with mine and the ZX6 performance in the race as we have again proved our pace, I will work hard on pulling the whole weekend together for the next race at Knockhill and see what we can do there, I just can’t wait “

STK 1000:- Ben Young has struggled with the super competitive pace of the British Superstock 1000 championship even though he had matched his predecessors pace. At Snetterton we saw the same marked improvements from Ben that we had seen from Baz on the Superbike, unfortunately it all came to an end when battling with Robin Harms and he tucked the front tyre and crashed out, both Ben and the bike were OK .

Ben Young said “After the last race I returned to Canada to spend a little time with my family for some important celebrations for my Mum and Dad, the time gave me space to reflect and when I got back Brent and the boys took me testing to 2 new track which helped me improve. Next race is Knockhill and my family and sponsors will travel over from Canada for this so again I will be trying my best for everyone”

Brent Gladwin Team WD-40’s manager, said: “ What a weekend I was please to pay Tribute to Karl by pulling his championship wining bike out of the collection and riding her around alongside Connor for Simon as the ‘B17 Bomber’ flew over head. Again I am proud of the whole of Team WD-40 and the work they have done over the last few weeks to improve the bikes for all three riders but especially the Superbike crew of Geoff, Danny, Tom and Richard. Our first points in the British Superbike Championship mean everything to us all and now we aim to build on it over the rest of the season”.

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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

    Let's Talk

    Contact GR Motosport:

    07957 424 580
    brent@grmotosport.co.uk
    www.grmotosport.co.uk