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About GR Motosport Ltd

Formed in 1995

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

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

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

Our Progress

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

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

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

Present

Our current aim as reigning British Champions (2013) is to continue the strategy of developing young talent, with riders in the British Superbike Championship series while delivering high ROI through fantastic exposure for our Partners and Sponsors.

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

Latest News

IN IT ‘TIL YOU WIN IT ! NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR GR MOTOSPORT

November 18, 2016

Exciting plans ahead for STAUFF Connect Academy – Team WD-40

After an incredible and highly successful 2016 – GR Motosport’s STAUFF Connect Academy has made the decision to move away from the British Supersport Championship to concentrate on achieving our future goals in the 1000cc classes, which also aligns with the focus of the leading motorcycle manufactures.

Our main aim with the STAUFF Connect Academy has and will always remain to find young up and coming riders, to guide and support them in reaching their full potential. Over the last 3 years we have already achieved these goals in taking young riders to win both the British Moto3 and British Supersport Championship in their rookie season.

Our exciting 2017 plans will be released shortly !

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LINKS:-  As always with our newsletters, I would ask that you support our partners and their business without whom we would not be BRITISH CHAMPIONS . Please take a moment of time to check the links below and don’t hesitate to enquire about and purchase their product or services.

Sponsorship;-  As Champions we have some fantastic opportunities for 2017 – We continue to deliver fantastic Advertising Value, Social Media and Corporate Hospitality whilst creating great B2B opportunities. We tailor packages to suit individual needs that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in finding our more, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Photo credits to Aaron Scott

IN IT ‘TIL YOU WIN IT ! NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR GR MOTOSPORT

November 18, 2016

Exciting plans ahead for STAUFF Connect Academy – Team WD-40

After an incredible and highly successful 2016 – GR Motosport’s STAUFF Connect Academy has made the decision to move away from the British Supersport Championship to concentrate on achieving our future goals in the 1000cc classes, which also aligns with the focus of the leading motorcycle manufactures.

Our main aim with the STAUFF Connect Academy has and will always remain to find young up and coming riders, to guide and support them in reaching their full potential. Over the last 3 years we have already achieved these goals in taking young riders to win both the British Moto3 and British Supersport Championship in their rookie season.

Our exciting 2017 plans will be released shortly !

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LINKS:-  As always with our newsletters, I would ask that you support our partners and their business without whom we would not be BRITISH CHAMPIONS . Please take a moment of time to check the links below and don’t hesitate to enquire about and purchase their product or services.

Sponsorship;-  As Champions we have some fantastic opportunities for 2017 – We continue to deliver fantastic Advertising Value, Social Media and Corporate Hospitality whilst creating great B2B opportunities. We tailor packages to suit individual needs that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in finding our more, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Photo credits to Aaron Scott

TAZ MACKENZIE and GR MOTOSPORT, CROWNED BRITISH SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONS AT BRANDS

October 17, 2016

Tarran Mackenzie claimed his first British Championship in dramatic style, signing off his rookie Supersport season with a last corner manoeuvre to win the final race.

The Dickies British Supersport 600;- Entering the season finale with a 12 point lead in the championship meant Tarran’s rivals had all the hard work to do if they wanted to challenge the Stauff Connect Academy/Team WD-40 rider. Taz qualified 3rd for the Saturday Sprint Race, where in a determined mood he put together a fantastic race and last lap to grab 2nd on the line extending his Championship lead going into Sundays main feature event. His last lap, the fastest of the race would also give Taz a pole position start.

A 21-point lead ensured his main Championship rival James Westmoreland had to win this feature race to have any chance of taking the Title away from Mackenzie. Taz made a blistering start to lead the charge around the 2.4 mile Kent circuit for the first time, Things started to get really hectic on the second lap and Tarran settled his Kawasaki ZX6r into 4th place. Westy made a mistake coming out of Druids hairpin crashing out of the race and bringing a red flag stoppage, ending his Championship challenge!

Now ‘Dickies British Supersport Champions’ both the Team and Tarran wanted to finish the season on a high in the restart of the shortened race. Again Starting from the front row Taz made a great start and dropped in behind the on form Bradley Ray to pull away from the pack, both entering the last lap and some 3 seconds ahead of the perusing pack, it became a straight forward race to the flag with Brad having the advantage, Taz lined it up perfectly to out brake his rival into the last corner and charge to the chequered flag – The perfect Gentleman’s set:- Pole Position, Race Win, Fastest Lap and Championship Title.

Tarran Mackenzie: – I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my season! After extending my lead to 21 points with a second place in Saturdays Sprint Race, I was fairly certain I could get the job done on Sunday, as I only had to finish in 12th position. On Sunday I started from Pole and managed to hole shot. I got knocked back to 4th and then the red flags came out due to James Westmoreland crashing, with James out I became Champion which meant I could relax and enjoy the last race of the season with no pressure. Bradley Ray and me pulled away at the front by 3 seconds, I sat behind him for the whole race until the very last corner where I out braked him and came across the line to win my final race of the season! A perfect way to end my season with 5 race wins and 15 podiums! I can’t thank all of my team enough for their hard work throughout this year as well as my personal sponsors, family and friends.

Championship Points,
Tarran Mackenzie 363,
James Westmoreland 317,
Bradley Ray 313,

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Geoff and Taz collect the Team and Rider Championship Awards at Brands Hatch
 

The MCE British Superbike Championship: – Josh had picked up an injury in training before the event which made the whole weekend very difficult. The Team had made some more great improvements to the Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10r which unfortunately Josh was not able to get the most out of. His performance again shows the Teams potential even with the injury just missing out on points.
Josh Hook: – “Leading into brands hatch I broke my foot in 3 places dirt track training so that being said it was always going to be a hard weekend physically, I was disappointed i had to carry this injury in the final round because we had a good direction with the bike from Assen and we definitely found something which was much better than previous events, so I was happy we made a big step with the bike. Thanks to team WD-40 for all their support this year, coming in Half way through the season was always going to be hard but together we have shown signs of brilliance so a huge thanks to my team.

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Josh Hook #16 Team WD-40 Superbike at Brands hatch
 

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director: – “Its been 3 years since we were last able to say that we are British Champions, and who would have believed it could be possible again just 8 short months ago when we had the problems we did.

2016 Dickies British Supersport Champions sound good to me.

The Stauff Connect Academy has done a fantastic Job with 15 podiums, 5 race Wins, 4 fastest laps. Rider Championship, Team Championship, Rookie Rider and Team Championship and it’s nice to be able to deliver Kawasaki’s first British Supersport Title in 26 years. The Team gave Taz the bike and confidence to do his job and Taz gave the Team his skill and enthusiasm to WIN the Title ‘BRILLIANT’

The Superbike Team has had a challenging time in what is the world most competitive series, yet we have led races and had top ten finishes. We will be announcing some exciting Superbike news soon when our bikes will again be on show at EICMA in Milan.

I have to congratulate and thank everyone, all their hard work this season made this possible and I am proud of you all.

Finally Thank you to all our sponsors, our families and our fans who have helped make this all possible.

LINKS:- As always with our newsletters, I would ask that you support our partners and their business without whom we would not be BRITISH CHAMPIONS . Please take a moment of time to check the links below and don’t hesitate to enquire about and purchase their product or services.

Sponsorship;- As Champions we have some fantastic opportunities for 2017 – We continue to deliver fantastic Advertising Value, Social Media and Corporate Hospitality whilst creating great B2B opportunities. We tailor packages to suit individual needs that work together in amplification. If you’re interested in finding our more, please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

Photo credits to Aaron Scott

Mackenzie takes 12 point lead into BSB Finale

October 11, 2016

Tarran Mackenzie takes a 12-point lead into the final round of the ‘Dickies British Supersport Championship’ at Brand Hatch this weekend, in a bid to take the title in both his and the Teams rookie season.

The Dickies British Supersport 600;- Tarran did not start his Assen weekend well crashing in first practice at the very high speed turn one. Fortunately, both he and his bike escaped injury and major damage.

The crash really put Taz and the Team on the back foot where in qualifying they missed a small opportunity in the mixed weather conditions to maximise a good lap time. Ending up 17th on the grid and some 10 places back on Championship rival James Westmoreland was not good for Saturdays Sprint race.

Tarran made a fantastic start passing 8 riders on the first lap to join Westmoreland for a race long duel for vital Championship points. On Lap 3 Taz passed Westy and continued toward the front taking Westy with him. By lap 10 Taz was up to 3rd behind runaway leader Mason Law and David Allingham but after a brilliant ride through the field had to settle for 5th at the flag, taking the R&G rookie award.

Tarran’s speed in the sprint race was rewarded with a front row start for the Feature race, which was to start with some controversy in the fast changing weather conditions. The race had 2 starts but when things really got going the crowd were in for another action packed thriller. Brad Ray’s terrible weekend continued leaving him out of the points which meant the Championship battle was to continue with just Mackenzie and Westmoreland with Taz holding the advantage. With a superb last lap and last corner Tarran grabbed his 13th podium of the season – extending his Championship lead to 12 points.

Tarran Mackenzie: – Starting my Assen weekend with a crash was not in the plans, but then to leave Holland with an extended points lead; I couldn’t ask for much more! I really enjoyed riding my bike throughout the whole weekend and now I can’t wait to get back out at Brands to pull some skids and wheelies!

Championship Points,
Tarran Mackenzie 318,
James Westmoreland 306,
Bradley Ray 268,
Mason Law 225

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The TV interview shown live on the big screen

The MCE British Superbike Championship: – In what is unquestionably the most competitive Championship in the World it was another tough weekend for the Team WD-40 Superbike. Josh Hook had previously been to Assen with another Championship so had some experience of the Dutch Cathedral of Speed, but even though he and his crew are working hard and making progress something is just not gelling in the dry conditions. Josh has a great feel in the wet shown by his superb 8th in FP3 where he topped the time sheets for quite a while. He had two strong races again just missing out on the points, unfortunately the second race was hampered by a visor misting problem.

Josh Hook: – “Assen was a difficult one for me, I couldn’t get the most out of the bike and it wasn’t the result I was hoping for, we seem to be missing something but all credit to my team for working day in and day out to try and get the most out of our package. We have took some positives away from Assen which I am feeling confident for the final round at Brands Hatch , we have already been to brands hatch earlier in the season so hopefully we can pick up from where we left of and continue to move forward.

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Josh Hook #16 in front of the huge crowd in Holland

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport Managing Director: – “In first practice all our hearts were in our mouths when Taz went down at the end of the start and finish straight and BSB signalled ‘Rider to Med Centre’. I rushed over to find big Geoff already there with Taz all smiles telling the Doctors he was fine. Phew!!!! He went on to grab another podium and extend his lead going into Brands on my birthday weekend what more could I ask?

The boys continue to work hard on the #16 superbike trying to get Josh more comfortable, he is doing some great things with the bike and I feel that there is much more to come from him and the package and I really hope it all happens at Brand Hatch.

Everyone keeps asking for an update on our junior rider’s injuries, both Sam Atkinson and Josh Bannister broke bones on their right upper arms and Amanuel fractured his Tibia. Amanuel is now back racing to 6th last weekend. Sam Atkinsons arm is now out of plaster and hopes to start riding again soon to be ready for the new season, and Josh Bannister had the pins removed this week and his Mum says he is back to his old ways back in the garden on the climbing frame.

Brand Hatch this coming weekend I hope will be something special for everyone racing and spectating at the 2016 BSB Finale. It is a family atmosphere so why not bring them all along and join in the fun ….

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

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

Photo credits to Aaron Scott

Championship Lead for Mackenzie heading to Assen

September 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Josh Hook #16 flying at Cadwell Park

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

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

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

 

Kennedy released to FIM Superstock 1000

September 27, 2016

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

Jack Kennedy:

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

Calendar

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

The Team

Amanuel Brinton
Born: December 1st, 2008

Amanuel Brinton

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

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

Josh Bannister

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

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

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

Jack Kennedy

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

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

2013: World Supersport Championship (7th)

2012 British Supersport Championship (2nd)

2011 British Supersport Championship (7th)

Monarch of Mondello (1st)

2010 Briitsh Supersport Championship (4th)

2009  British Supersport Championship (11th).

Sunflower Trophy Superbike  (3rd)

2008  R1 Cup Championship (5th)

Irish Superbike Race of the Year (1st)

National Supersport Championship (2nd)

2007 British Supersport Cup Championship (5th)

Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

Leinster 200 (1st)

2006 British Supersport Cup Championship (4th)

Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

Birrane Cup Championship (1st)

Leinster 200  (1st )

2005 National Irish Supersport Championship (1st)

Birranne Cup Championship  (1st)

2004 Irish Clubmans SuperSport Championship (1st)

2003 125 Aprilla Challenge Championship (2nd)

2002  Irish Mini-Moto Championship (1st)

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

Sam Atkinson
Born: September 27th, 2003

Sam Atkinson

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

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

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

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

Personal Sponsors:L&A Reinforcements, 7t racing
Tarran Mackenzie
Born: October 29th, 1995

Tarran Mackenzie

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

2006/ 2008 – British and Scottish Mini Moto Championship

2009 – Various Aprilia rs125 championships to secure national licence

2010 – British 125cc Championship, Best result 17th

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

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

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

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

Championships

13 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

Sponsors

Competition

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  • Past Masters

    Joe Irving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Taylor Mackenzie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12th in the final round of the Spanish Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Taylor Knapp

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

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

    Marshall Niell

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

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

    Jon Railton

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

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

    Pete Jennings

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

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

    Tommy Aquino

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

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

    Kenny Tibble

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

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

    James Westmoreland

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

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

    Lisa Thorne

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

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

    Karl Harris

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

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

    Steve Plater

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

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

    Barry Burrell

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

    2yrs superteens

    2 yrs BMW boxer cup

    2yrs European 600 championship

    2yrs European 1000 championship

    1yr Bsb superstock 1000

    1yr Evo Bsb superbike

    1 full yr full Bsb spec superbike

    Ben Young

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

    Daytona 200 – 2013 8th

    Let's Talk

    Contact GR Motosport:

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

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