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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.

Latest News

FIGHTING FOURTH for the OUTLAW at DONINGTON

June 2, 2017

STAUFF CONNECT ACADEMY’s Superstock 1000 rider Mason ‘Outlaw’ Law showed his steel by fighting back from dead last to 4th over the 2 BSB support races at Donington Park’s WSB event on the Kawasaki ZX10RR

The 21-year-old rookie from Benfleet Essex continues to show great promise and growing skill as he continues to adapt to the 1000cc machines.

Law, and his crew are really getting to understand the ZX10RR’s capabilities and with the Team able to focus on just one class over the weekend we were hoping for great things. Free practice started well with Mason taking 3rd place and then on to qualifying. Things were a little more competitive and it took until the last few minutes to get everything together, where on the last lap Mason was running a pole position time just to loss it in the last sector through no fault of his own and had to settle for 9th on the grid.

The strange Pirelli National Superstock program sees two eighteen lap races back to back with a 15-minute brake to refuel and fit new tyres. You have to finish the first race to be eligible to start the second. Mason made a fantastic start in race one jumping into third place only to have another rider stupid move punt Mason off track at very high speed. Mason had to use all his many year’s motocross skills to stay on-board the big Kawasaki getting back on track in dead last place some 20 seconds behind 34th place rider… Understanding he had to finish and showing his steal, Mason started an incredible fight back. Lapping at front running pace he fought into the points and 15th place on the grid for race Two.

Another brilliant Start from 15th and Mason was in the thick of the action soon into the top ten and moving forward with a couple of laps to go he grabbed a stunning 4th place and more valuable points in the championship.

Mason Law:- “We had a good start to the weekend with P3 in Free Practice 1. Unfortunately qualifying didn’t quite go to plan. It was a busy session and a lack of clear track meant I ended up ninth.

Inspired by Leon Haslam’s race one start in World Superbike – seeing him go straight up the inside overtaking many riders – I figured I’d give it a try and found myself in fourth out of turn one. I managed to get around the outside of the third placed rider at McLean’s about halfway into the lap, before being cleared off the track by another rider in a moment of madness. Luckily, I kept it on two wheels and rode through the gravel. This put me last and about 20 seconds behind the next rider on track. I knew that firstly I had to finish this first race to get into Part 2, but I also knew I had to push on as much as possible to get a better grid slot. I picked my way through and finished 15th.

Fired up for race two, I again took the inside line into turn one and picked a few riders off to find myself up to sixth place, about five seconds off the leading group. I kept my head down and slowly closed the gap, getting up to fourth place, but by this time the front three had a sizeable gap on me. I posted my fasted time of the weekend and took a lot away from race two.

The team were great once again, not only for the pit stop but for the whole weekend. Thanks to the Stauff Connect Academy GR Motorsport crew – we can look forward to the next one at Knockhill.

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Danny, Dogs and Team make the pit stop look easy

Brent Gladwin: “We had a great weekend at Donington supporting the British round of World Superbikes. Mason, Danny Dogs and Ash really showed what a good little team is capable of, pulling success out of the jaws of disaster. Mason’s fight back from last was heart stopping to watch. Also with it being World Superbikes the whole of Kawasaki’s technical team was on hand for us to talk to, sharing information which will hopefully help Tommy and his Team WD-40 in BSB.

Mason has just been up to Knockhill for a few laps, next stop is Snetterton on Wednesday the 7th for a BSB test day. This test is free entry to the public so it would be nice to see you all there.

Some other great new is as some of you will have seen we have been using the IGO2 iTrike which is not only great transport but fantastic fun too. They now have new social media for you to follow, please check out both their twitter and facebook accounts for all the information and fun

Twitter https://twitter.com/itrike_uk?lang=en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itrikeUK/

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FIGHTING FOURTH for the OUTLAW at DONINGTON

June 2, 2017

STAUFF CONNECT ACADEMY’s Superstock 1000 rider Mason ‘Outlaw’ Law showed his steel by fighting back from dead last to 4th over the 2 BSB support races at Donington Park’s WSB event on the Kawasaki ZX10RR

The 21-year-old rookie from Benfleet Essex continues to show great promise and growing skill as he continues to adapt to the 1000cc machines.

Law, and his crew are really getting to understand the ZX10RR’s capabilities and with the Team able to focus on just one class over the weekend we were hoping for great things. Free practice started well with Mason taking 3rd place and then on to qualifying. Things were a little more competitive and it took until the last few minutes to get everything together, where on the last lap Mason was running a pole position time just to loss it in the last sector through no fault of his own and had to settle for 9th on the grid.

The strange Pirelli National Superstock program sees two eighteen lap races back to back with a 15-minute brake to refuel and fit new tyres. You have to finish the first race to be eligible to start the second. Mason made a fantastic start in race one jumping into third place only to have another rider stupid move punt Mason off track at very high speed. Mason had to use all his many year’s motocross skills to stay on-board the big Kawasaki getting back on track in dead last place some 20 seconds behind 34th place rider… Understanding he had to finish and showing his steal, Mason started an incredible fight back. Lapping at front running pace he fought into the points and 15th place on the grid for race Two.

Another brilliant Start from 15th and Mason was in the thick of the action soon into the top ten and moving forward with a couple of laps to go he grabbed a stunning 4th place and more valuable points in the championship.

Mason Law:- “We had a good start to the weekend with P3 in Free Practice 1. Unfortunately qualifying didn’t quite go to plan. It was a busy session and a lack of clear track meant I ended up ninth.

Inspired by Leon Haslam’s race one start in World Superbike – seeing him go straight up the inside overtaking many riders – I figured I’d give it a try and found myself in fourth out of turn one. I managed to get around the outside of the third placed rider at McLean’s about halfway into the lap, before being cleared off the track by another rider in a moment of madness. Luckily, I kept it on two wheels and rode through the gravel. This put me last and about 20 seconds behind the next rider on track. I knew that firstly I had to finish this first race to get into Part 2, but I also knew I had to push on as much as possible to get a better grid slot. I picked my way through and finished 15th.

Fired up for race two, I again took the inside line into turn one and picked a few riders off to find myself up to sixth place, about five seconds off the leading group. I kept my head down and slowly closed the gap, getting up to fourth place, but by this time the front three had a sizeable gap on me. I posted my fasted time of the weekend and took a lot away from race two.

The team were great once again, not only for the pit stop but for the whole weekend. Thanks to the Stauff Connect Academy GR Motorsport crew – we can look forward to the next one at Knockhill.

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Danny, Dogs and Team make the pit stop look easy

Brent Gladwin: “We had a great weekend at Donington supporting the British round of World Superbikes. Mason, Danny Dogs and Ash really showed what a good little team is capable of, pulling success out of the jaws of disaster. Mason’s fight back from last was heart stopping to watch. Also with it being World Superbikes the whole of Kawasaki’s technical team was on hand for us to talk to, sharing information which will hopefully help Tommy and his Team WD-40 in BSB.

Mason has just been up to Knockhill for a few laps, next stop is Snetterton on Wednesday the 7th for a BSB test day. This test is free entry to the public so it would be nice to see you all there.

Some other great new is as some of you will have seen we have been using the IGO2 iTrike which is not only great transport but fantastic fun too. They now have new social media for you to follow, please check out both their twitter and facebook accounts for all the information and fun

Twitter https://twitter.com/itrike_uk?lang=en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itrikeUK/

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DUCATI DUO TIED AT THE TOP OF THE R&G ROOKIES’ TROPHY!

May 17, 2017

After three rounds of frantic action in the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship, Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup riders Levi Day and Joe Collier are tied on points at the top of the R&G Rookies’ Trophy, with Superstock 1000 rider Mason Law in third.

Now in its third season, the 2017 R&G Rookies’ Trophy is bigger than ever before, with the overall winner receiving a prize purse of £500 cash and £500 product support from R&G as well as a set of Pirelli race tyres and a top-of-the-range LS2 crash helmet.

Open to all competitors riding their first full season in their respective class, points are awarded based on the rider’s performance compared to their fellow rookies in the class, irrespective of the overall finishing position.

It was Santander Consumer Finance KTM Junior Cup rider Brian Hart who enjoyed an early series lead, but with the KTM’s not attending Oulton Park it allowed the Ducati Cup stars to make inroads. Having scored points in every race so far this season, and claiming his maiden podium in the class at Oulton Park, Levi Day has climbed up the ranks to be joint top with Joe Collier, who has taken an incredible five wins from six races.

Moving into third place in the standings was Pirelli National Superstock 1000 rider Mason Law, who stunned the paddock with a superb debut victory in very tricky conditions. This amazing ride also saw him named the R&G Rookie of the Meeting by Eurosport commentator James Whitham, meaning he’ll receive a set of Aero Knee Sliders in a special presentation at Knockhill. It was MCE British Superbike star Bradley Ray who claimed the Rookie of the Meeting prize for the first two rounds, impressing everyone with his immediate speed on his debut at Donington before going on to claim a stunning top ten finish at Brands Hatch.

R&G UK Sales Manager Alan Garrett added “We might only be a quarter of the way through the 2017 season, but it’s already shaping up to be a fantastic year of racing. Of course some of the more established stars have been making their mark, but it’s brilliant to see some of these rookie riders making an impression. Mason Law’s win at Oulton Park was incredible and very well deserved, whilst we’ve also been very impressed with Superbike debutant Bradley Ray, who was named our Rookie of the Meeting at both Donington Park and Brands Hatch.”

For race and ACU support enquiries, please contact Alan Garrett, UK Sales Manager on 01420 89007 or alan.garrett@rg-racing.com

Great weekend at Oulton Park with the STAUFF Connect Academy first win of 2017 as Tommy Bridewell breaks into BSB top10

May 2, 2017

It was an emotional roller coaster for Sheffield-based GR Motosport at the 3rd round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, taking our first win of the season and picking up a rider injury.

The highs and lows of motorcycle sport can and do come thick and fast, On bank Holiday Monday Mason Law and his Stauff Connect Academy Team took his Kawasaki ZX10RR and dominated in mixed conditions to take our first race win of the season. Tommy Bridewell pushed his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR Superbike into the top ten in BSB and unfortunately Liam Delves crash out while battling for 5th in the Hel MotoStar Championship race collecting ankle injuries.

The MCE British Superbike Championship: BSB this year continues to be the closest in level of competition it’s been for years with many ex British and World Champions, other Top riders and Teams. Team WD-40 Superbike continue to learn and understand the new Kawasaki ZX10RR. Our step by step improvements have seen Tommy Bridewell able to push a little harder moving up the result sheets the more he gets comfortable with the ZX10RR. Another improvement in qualifying putting #TB46 in tenth his best so far this season would enabled him to be closer to the front. Tommy was again in the points for both races and took his best finish of the season so far in 8th. Currently 10th in the overall standings. We still have work to do with the chassis and Motec system to get the best from the bike for Tommy but we are getting close and will see more updates available for the BSB test.

Tommy Bridewell: “Another Tuff weekend for us at Oulton, it’s good to get into the top Ten but we still have work to do for me to push more. My Team WD-40 crew are making progress and we have some more things to try ready for the next race at Knockhill.

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Tommy’s Infectious Smile


Pirelli National Superstock 1000:
The Stauff Connect Academy had made a strong start to the Season taking points in every race so far. At the official BSB test held at Oulton Park a week earlier Mason and his Team made another step forward in understanding the set-up of the Kawasaki ZX10RR so were quite confident at the track where Mason still holds the Superstock 600 lap record. In a race of 2 parts interrupted by the weather on Monday morning the tyre gamble was for everyone the difficult decision for the restart ‘We chose Wet Set-up’. For the first few laps it looked for Mason but the track was drying so he had to manage things but then the rain came again and Mason lifted the pace to take the lead and pull away to take the chequered flag and our first win of the season with a 5 second advantage

Mason Law: “That race was all about using my head. My first start was good; I kept my place on track and started to push forward, which was the original plan. Then came the drizzle, which to be fair did start to settle on the track making it slick before the red flag.
We stuck the wet tyres in and I got a good leap off the line in the re-start and gained a few positions into turn one, then started to pick a few people off. The boys with the dry tyre choice started to come through. At that point I honestly thought, ‘fair enough good shout boys’ but I knew we were still on for a third place.

All I could do was pray for rain and it came. The problem was, the wets were really worn by that time and there wasn’t much grip out there, which a few guys found out. I passed the guys on dry tyres and found myself up to second. I kept my pace, worked out where I had grip and where there wasn’t so much and started to catch the leader. When in front I had a 2.5-second gap showing on the pit board with three laps to go and honestly, I wanted to see that chequered flag pronto!

I crossed the line for the last lap and misread my board, thinking it was just half a second and not five seconds, so I pushed on; thankfully not too much to take one of the most emotional wins of my career. We, and I mean ‘we’ as a team at Stauff Connect Academy have worked extremely hard. So it’s pleasing to give my boys the gift of a win, and the sponsors, both personal and team related.”

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Liam in pain but smiling after his crash


HEL Performance MotoStar:
Having taken points in the first 4 races Liam continues to make progress on his Stauff Connect Academy DR Moto. Again, in qualifying he and his Team made another step forward getting closer to the leading pace and qualifying 8th. Liam who has struggled to make good starts is now working hard in that area which showed this weekend getting away with the leaders to be in a fight for 5th place. The Racing was very close and unfortunately Liam could not avoid and touched another rider crashing out and picking up an ankle injury.

Liam Delves: It was a good weekend until I crashed, Mark, Phil and Derek have been helping me to understand more about my DR Moto and I felt that I was getting better every lap. My lap times were coming down every session and in the race, I was doing 46’s which I was really pleased with. I am sorry to my Team after all their hard work that I crash the bike and hurt myself but I will be ready for the next race at Knockhill.

Brent Gladwin – GR Motosport Managing Director: “Highs and lows are really an understatement. The work load my Team have, to continue to grow in the extremely competitive British Superbike Championship is huge. Geoff is moving the Superbike forward and Tommy is now heading where we want to be but there is still more improvement to come from us all. Danny has got the package together for Mason to Win and the development of Liam and the DR Moto is really coming along. We have a little break from racing now but it does not mean we will be relaxing, Mason will race at Donington in support at WSB and then it will soon be time for the BSB test at Snetterton on the 7th of June.

A strong start for GR MOTOSPORT’s MCE British Superbike Championship Campaign at Donington Park

April 7, 2017

Sheffield-based GR Motosport kicked of the 2017 season in style. Both Team WD-40 Superbike and the STAUFF Connect Academy scored points in every race.

GR have put together a completely new program for the 2017 BSB championship with new riders, crew and bikes in 3 different classes making for a busy weekend at the season opener at Donington Park. Entering Tommy Bridewell #TB46 in Superbike, Mason Law ~20 in Superstock 1000 and Liam Delves #34 in Moto3 with high hopes for each.
The MCE British Superbike Championship:  Team WD-40’s Tommy Bridewell and the new Kawasaki ZX10RR on paper are a formidable package. His crew lead by Geoff Crust like others in the class suffered some teething problems with the setup of the Motec control ecu package but over the weekend started to move things forward. The mixed weather conditions made it quite difficult to get a good run in practice and then the terrible situation leading to the cancellation of qualifying left us with work to do in both races starting from 22nd on the grid. We know that Tommy is a great rider and he used these skill to pull back to 11th and 12th respectively splitting the factory Honda’s in the second race and left Donington Park sitting 11th overall in the championship.

Tommy Bridewell: “Tuff weekend for us at Donny, It was a big effort from my Team WD-40 crew making progress all weekend, we grabbed some points and will regroup and be ready for Brands!

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Mason Law with STAUFF Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX10RR
Pirelli National Superstock 1000: The Stauff Connect Academy’s return STK classes is something we had been looking forward to with Mason Law as our rider, the Kawasaki ZX10RR is the weapon of choice and the crew lead by Danny Wright. For the very first time in BSB the STK bikes can use the Factory kit ignitions and what a great change that has been for the class its easy to fit and use with good performance for each manufacturer. Mason and his team did a fantastic job, qualifying 6th for the new race format – two 18 lap races with a short break for new tyres and fuel on Saturday with a 16-lap race on Sunday.

Saturday’s weather conditions made for a tyre choice lottery with the first race starting in wet drying conditions, we went with dry set-up which made the early laps difficult Mason dropped back then started to push forward taking 8th at the flag… Then It was down to his crew Danny, Mark and Ash to fit new tyres and fuel in the tight time scale allowed before the start of the second race which they did perfectly being the first to complete their work. Again, we went for a dry setup giving Mason the best chance of another good result in only his second race on the big 1000. Mason did a fantastic job taking 6th at the flag and a good grid slot for Sundays feature race. Mason made a good start for the 16 laps then made a mistake forcing him to drop back but still finishing in the top ten and securing 8th over all in the championship standings.

Mason Law:  “This was the first weekend back at school and I’m very happy with our progress at Donington Park. I gained over two seconds on our free practice one time after making a lot of set-up changes with my crew: Geoff Crust, Danny, Ash and Mark
“I must say I’m very happy how things are going with my new team and Kawasaki’s ZX-10RR has been great fun to ride all weekend. It was a new experience for me this weekend and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The Stock 1000 class is very physical, but the class to be in and I learned a lot.

“Saturday’s race in the drizzly conditions on dry tyres was very tricky, then it dried out towards the end. So not ideal conditions for my first race on a Stock 1000, but we kept it upright and secured some points; then in race two I finished sixth with the sixth fastest time, so that made me pretty happy.

“On Sunday I didn’t quite get the result we wanted. Unfortunately, we had a few hiccups and I started to lose my brake. I adjusted it, but by the look of it, I adjusted it the wrong way and I think I hit a switch and turned the traction off, so for the first half of the race I had no traction control, which is certainly a disadvantage when everyone around you is using theirs.

“I managed to get it switched back on, on the lowest setting, which is what we normally run and it made the job a lot easier from then on. I went on to set my fastest time of the weekend on the final lap, so I’m very happy with that, but a little disappointed in the result. Although for the first weekend on the bike we will take that. We are in the championship for the long haul and I’ll keep learning and improving and we are already looking forward to Brands Hatch.”

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Liam and the BLT’s
HEL Performance MotoStar: As former Champions our return to the MotoStar Championship with Liam Delves and DR Moto was an easy decision. A new collaboration with Reynolds Engineering of Milton Keynes to develop and build an all new British Chassis ‘The DR Moto’ for the class is something we are very excited about.

Liam and his crew lead by Mark Hanna only had his first laps on the DR Moto a week before Donington. In mixed weather conditions Liam put together a great qualifying placing 6th on the grid for the Saturday sprint race – unfortunately with his lack of experience on the bike Liam made a terrible start dropping right back, but he regains composure and fought back into the points at the flag. Another terrible in Sundays feature race left him work to do but digging deep again fought his way back into the points to match Tommy’s results of 11th and 12th

Liam Delves: I really enjoyed the weekend, it was very different being part of a big Team with a lot to think about and be involved in other than just riding the bike. I have started working with my very own crew in Mark and Phil and even had Dean Reynolds working on my bike. The DR Moto is very different from anything else I have ridden so I have a lot to learn but the Team are showing me the best way to work with the bike and my PR duties. Really looking forward to Brands next week and see if I can learn to make the perfect starts…..

Brent Gladwin – GR Motosport Managing Director: “ What a weekend, we had our issues and worked through most of them. We have a great bunch in the Team and riders with awesome bikes and strong results  – It’s been a while but It’s a great pleasure to say – 7 races, 7 points scoring finished and no purchase order for new fairings brilliant !  Now we are looking forward to Brands and see what that brings

GR MOTOSPORT introduces the ‘LAW’ to STAUFF Connect Academy

March 10, 2017

Sheffield-based GR Motosport sign Kawasaki’s former Superstock 600 Champion and Supersport race winner Mason Law for their return to Superstock 1000, aboard the all-new STAUFF Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX-10RR.

The 21-year-old from Benfleet Essex will race the awesome 2017 Kawasaki ZX10RR in the all new format Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship under the guidance of former Grand Prix and British Championship winning Team Manager Geoff Crust.

Law, who has been a proud member of Kawasaki’s Team Green throughout his race career, had his first test on the striking Stauff Connect Academy ZX10RR at Oulton Park earlier this week. First impressions of Man and machine raised smiles amongst the experienced Championship winning Team.

Brent Gladwin: “ We are absolutely delighted to have signed Mason, we have fought against him for the last 2 years where we have each taken a title, Now he is on our Team so let’s see what we can do together…

Mason Law:- “I’m delighted that I can finally talk about my deal to ride Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-10RR in this season’s National 1000cc Superstock class with the STAUFF Connect Academy. I got my first taste of the bike just this week at Oulton Park and it really is a rocket ship, and already I feel at home on it. Thanks to Brent and everyone at GR Motorsport for making me feel so welcome. Now I just can’t wait to line up on the grid and enjoy the season ahead with a top team on a great bike.

Ross Burridge, Kawasaki Racing Co-Ordinator:- “Mason has been a valuable asset to Team Green over the past few years, and we were very keen to see him continue his association. Signing for the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki team is a great move for Mason, and the combination of the team providing a well built Ninja ZX-10RR and Mason being a Team Green Associated Rider should see him fighting at the front from round 1. We wish him and the team the best of luck for the coming season.”

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Mason Law with STAUFF Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX10RR

The opening round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Donington Park on March 30/April 2.

Calendar

Round 1 Donington Park March 31st, 2017 - April 2nd, 2017
Round 2 Brands Hatch Indy April 15th, 2017 - April 17th, 2017
Round 3 Oulton Park April 29th, 2017 - May 1st, 2017
Round 4 Knockhill June 16th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Round 5 Snetterton 300 June 30th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Round 6 Brands Hatch Indy July 21st, 2017 - July 23rd, 2017
Round 7 Thruxton August 4th, 2017 - August 6th, 2017
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 18th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Round 9 Silverstone Grand Prix September 8th, 2017 - September 10th, 2017
Round 10 Oulton Park September 15th, 2017 - September 17th, 2017
Round 11 TT Circuit Assen September 29th, 2017 - October 1st, 2017
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 13th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017

The Team

Tommy Bridewell
Born: August 4th, 1988

Tommy Bridewell

Born:August 4th, 1988
Nationality:British
Hometown:Devizes
Hobbies:Motocross, Minimotos, Jet Skiing, Fishing
Favorite Circuit:IMOLA
Favorite Food:Smoked Haddock, Fillet Steak
Favorite Car:Austin Mini
Helmet:AGV
Leathers:Dainese
Boots:Dainese
Gloves:Dainese
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

Personal Sponsors:LOWDENS, MOVUNO,
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

Liam Delves
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
Mason Law

Championships

13 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

Sponsors

Competition

  • Which WD40 Specialist Motorbike Products would Tommy Bridewell and Josh Bannister use to best wash their bikes?

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

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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.

    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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