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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

Testing in Spain and Winning in the UK

March 17, 2015

 

Exciting times here at GR Motosport entering 2015, It has been a very busy winter preparing for our 20th year in top flight Motorcycle sport. We have put together quite a program with six riders across four disciplines creating a fantastic platform for the amplification of our partners advertising messages.

 

Since the last BSB race of 2014 the Team has had 2 main priorities, Promotional duties and Race preparation. We prepared the demo fleet of Team WD-40 Superbikes and the Stauff Connect Academy Superstock 600 to attend some of the World biggest and best exhibitions across Europe making sure our sponsors messages were highly visible.

Andy Jamison joined us and Teamed up with Danny Wright to develop and prepare our 2015 Kawasaki ZX10 and ZX6’s for competition, with the first Test scheduled for the beginning of March at Cartagena in Spain. We would like to say everything went smoothly but with time scales and supply chain problems we all gained a few grey hairs before the Trucks left for Spain.

 

On arrival at Cartagena it was quite clear we had put together a great little team with everyone fitting in just like old friends. The first couple of days for the Team WD-40 superbikes were beset with electrical issues which were final fixed with replacement parts and then the boys started to fly. The Stauff Connect Academy boys, Tarran and Joe had a brilliant 4 day test effortlessly getting through their work load to finish in a great place for the start of the season, next stop Donington Park 26th March official BSB Test.

 

Jack Kennedy: “We had a really good test in Cartagena despite some issues at the Start. The Team worked tirelessly though it and managed to turn it into a very productive and positive test. By the end of the four days we had come on in leaps and bounds with the Team WD-40 ZX10 and left the track happy and looking forward to Donington

 

Taylor Mackenzie:  “I absolutely loved riding the Team WD-40 Superbike for the first time. The whole team worked great together and I just want to keep progressing. I can’t wait for Donington!”

 

Tarran Mackenzie: “ I am really happy with how the test went in Cartagena. I was riding round with a big smile on my face as my bike felt so good to ride. I worked realy well with Geoff, Juan and Joe ‘Toad’ and I am looking forward to the BSB test.

 

Joe Irving: “ The test went really well for me, I was happy to get a lot of laps in on the ZX6 as my main aim was to get comfortable on the bigger bike and start to work with my new Team. We achieved all these goals and I can’t wait to get back out on the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki at Donington”

 

WINNING : While the rest of the Team were away sunning themselves in Spain both Josh Bannister (Team WD-40) and Sam Atkinson (Stauff Connect Academy) were having their first races of the 2015 season.  5 year old Josh Bannister was racing his MiniMoto against the big boys some into their late teens and all of them would end the day slightly embarrassed. Josh showed well throughout practice but its racing that Josh loves the best and he had two to really look forward to.

In his first race Josh made a great start leading to the first turn and making it hard work for anyone to pass, a little mistake cost him but then the fight back to grab 2nd at the flag, if the huge grin wasn’t enough after that Josh was determined to go one better in race 2.  Again leading from the start, this time with no mistakes Josh lead all the way to the finish taking his 2nd victory with Team WD-40.

Sam Atkinson’s had his first local race meeting on his ‘STAUFF Connect Academy’ Kawasaki KX85 the only Kawasaki in the field. Sam has trained hard all winter to improve both himself and the little KX into the right package and the results said it all. In his first 2 races Sam did not make the starts he wanted – leaving himself plenty to do, but his determination shone through to grab second in both legs, all he need was to make the start for the final.  Grabbing the holeshot Sam was away and like Josh never headed to take the win and secure 2nd in the Championship standings.

 

Brent Gladwin: “It’s been quite tough getting everything finished for the start of the season with far too many things not quite working out how we had wanted. The final few days before the truck left for Spain were quite traumatic even to the point of having to change routes completely when ferries were cancelled when we were sat on the dock (we won’t be using their services or lack of again), in the end everyone pulled together and made it all happen. The test had its problems but that’s what it’s all about, overall we were very pleased with the Kawasaki’s and the whole Team. We are looking forward to the season.

Both Josh and Sam had a great time racing while we were away and more importantly delivering the goods for both Team WD-40 and ‘The STAUFF Connect Academy’ Little Winners is what they really are. Next stop is the BSB test at Donington Park on the 26th of March.”

Testing in Spain and Winning in the UK

March 17, 2015

 

Exciting times here at GR Motosport entering 2015, It has been a very busy winter preparing for our 20th year in top flight Motorcycle sport. We have put together quite a program with six riders across four disciplines creating a fantastic platform for the amplification of our partners advertising messages.

 

Since the last BSB race of 2014 the Team has had 2 main priorities, Promotional duties and Race preparation. We prepared the demo fleet of Team WD-40 Superbikes and the Stauff Connect Academy Superstock 600 to attend some of the World biggest and best exhibitions across Europe making sure our sponsors messages were highly visible.

Andy Jamison joined us and Teamed up with Danny Wright to develop and prepare our 2015 Kawasaki ZX10 and ZX6’s for competition, with the first Test scheduled for the beginning of March at Cartagena in Spain. We would like to say everything went smoothly but with time scales and supply chain problems we all gained a few grey hairs before the Trucks left for Spain.

 

On arrival at Cartagena it was quite clear we had put together a great little team with everyone fitting in just like old friends. The first couple of days for the Team WD-40 superbikes were beset with electrical issues which were final fixed with replacement parts and then the boys started to fly. The Stauff Connect Academy boys, Tarran and Joe had a brilliant 4 day test effortlessly getting through their work load to finish in a great place for the start of the season, next stop Donington Park 26th March official BSB Test.

 

Jack Kennedy: “We had a really good test in Cartagena despite some issues at the Start. The Team worked tirelessly though it and managed to turn it into a very productive and positive test. By the end of the four days we had come on in leaps and bounds with the Team WD-40 ZX10 and left the track happy and looking forward to Donington

 

Taylor Mackenzie:  “I absolutely loved riding the Team WD-40 Superbike for the first time. The whole team worked great together and I just want to keep progressing. I can’t wait for Donington!”

 

Tarran Mackenzie: “ I am really happy with how the test went in Cartagena. I was riding round with a big smile on my face as my bike felt so good to ride. I worked realy well with Geoff, Juan and Joe ‘Toad’ and I am looking forward to the BSB test.

 

Joe Irving: “ The test went really well for me, I was happy to get a lot of laps in on the ZX6 as my main aim was to get comfortable on the bigger bike and start to work with my new Team. We achieved all these goals and I can’t wait to get back out on the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki at Donington”

 

WINNING : While the rest of the Team were away sunning themselves in Spain both Josh Bannister (Team WD-40) and Sam Atkinson (Stauff Connect Academy) were having their first races of the 2015 season.  5 year old Josh Bannister was racing his MiniMoto against the big boys some into their late teens and all of them would end the day slightly embarrassed. Josh showed well throughout practice but its racing that Josh loves the best and he had two to really look forward to.

In his first race Josh made a great start leading to the first turn and making it hard work for anyone to pass, a little mistake cost him but then the fight back to grab 2nd at the flag, if the huge grin wasn’t enough after that Josh was determined to go one better in race 2.  Again leading from the start, this time with no mistakes Josh lead all the way to the finish taking his 2nd victory with Team WD-40.

Sam Atkinson’s had his first local race meeting on his ‘STAUFF Connect Academy’ Kawasaki KX85 the only Kawasaki in the field. Sam has trained hard all winter to improve both himself and the little KX into the right package and the results said it all. In his first 2 races Sam did not make the starts he wanted – leaving himself plenty to do, but his determination shone through to grab second in both legs, all he need was to make the start for the final.  Grabbing the holeshot Sam was away and like Josh never headed to take the win and secure 2nd in the Championship standings.

 

Brent Gladwin: “It’s been quite tough getting everything finished for the start of the season with far too many things not quite working out how we had wanted. The final few days before the truck left for Spain were quite traumatic even to the point of having to change routes completely when ferries were cancelled when we were sat on the dock (we won’t be using their services or lack of again), in the end everyone pulled together and made it all happen. The test had its problems but that’s what it’s all about, overall we were very pleased with the Kawasaki’s and the whole Team. We are looking forward to the season.

Both Josh and Sam had a great time racing while we were away and more importantly delivering the goods for both Team WD-40 and ‘The STAUFF Connect Academy’ Little Winners is what they really are. Next stop is the BSB test at Donington Park on the 26th of March.”

Team WD-40 Two Superbikes in 2015 BSB and a Mini Moto

January 21, 2015

Following on from Monday’s news, Sheffield based Team WD-40 reveal the 2 rider Superbike package with Jack Kennedy and Taylor Mackenzie for the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship. Both Kennedy and Mackenzie will make the transition from Supersport to the premier class with their target set firmly on success.  

 

Jack Kennedy returns to the BSB after 2 good seasons in the World Supersport where he achieved podiums finishes in that ultra competitive Championship.

Jack has had some success on a superbike but being able to re-form a race winning formula he had in British Supersport, being reunited with his former Crew Chief Andy Jamison and Team mate Mackenzie was just the motivation he needed to join Team WD-40.  

 

Jack Kennedy: “I’ve have had one off rides on Superbikes before and really enjoyed the experience. I have been looking closely at the transition into a full time Superbike career, and it was the chance to join Team WD-40 in BSB that really excited me the most because I know with what they have there we can have a real crack at it.  I’m even more excited about the team they’ve got in place, with my old crew chief Andy Jamison and even my old teammate Taylor – it’ll be just like the old days! I know how good Andy is, and that we work well together, makes everything easier, because we don’t have to start fresh.”

 

“We all know there is such a huge worldwide following of BSB, and I am looking forward to getting back out in front of those big British crowds again. The level of competition in BSB is very strong; if you look at the list of riders it shows the depth of field and I am excited to be a part of it. I couldn’t be more confident than

I am now for joining this team with their package and crew. Every rider in BSB focuses on being in the Showdown and that is the same for me. I want to be pushing

for the top six and then we can go hell-for-leather in the last three rounds! We want to be fighting for podiums – we are certainly not there to make up the numbers!”

 

Mackenzie will make his MCE BSB debut 15 years since his triple title-winning father Niall lined up on the grid. Taylor with guidance from Father Niall has risen through the ranks, experiencing the Red Bull Rookies Cup and the World 125 class before returning to the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship .

Mackenzie achieved his first podium finish in the class last season and is ready for the progression. Joining his brother Tarran for the first time in a Team should enhance the family atmosphere we like where it will make it easier on Niall not having to change Team shirts every 5 minutes.  The Guy’s won’t have long to wait until they get their first taste of the Team WD-40 ZX-10’s as testing starts soon.

 

Taylor Mackenzie:  I am over the moon to be making my British Superbike debut for Team WD40 this season. It’s a massive opportunity for me to step up to the Superbike class at the age of 21 so I really can’t thank Brent Gladwin and Geoff Crust enough for putting their faith in me. After spending some time with the team last year with my brother I am looking forward to starting work with my new Crew Chief Danny Wright and it feels like a seamless transition in to the team. It’s also good to have my old team mate Jack Kennedy back in the garage next to me we worked well together before and are good friends too. I have ridden big bikes a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I’ve got a steep learning curve ahead of me but I can’t wait for the challenge ahead. Taylor #11”

 

 

Mini Moto: We are very happy to welcome 5 year old Mini Moto sensation Josh Bannister to Team WD-40. Josh was cheeky enough to approach the Team via PR Officer Clare Madin on social media after he had taken his first podium finish. Having seen Tarran’s Podium celebrations with our Grid girls Holly and Abigail, Josh recreated the scene with his fellow competitors 5 year old sisters taking the role of Holly and Abby. Josh went on to win his final race of the season taking 2nd over all. Josh is just like the Ever-Ready Bunny; full of go and looking to take the top spot in the championship in 2015.

  

David Whittome:- We are delighted to be involved for another season with GR Motosport and excited about this season’s line up. This team of talented riders have

the potential to make a serious impression in the BSB series and put the WD-40 brand front of the grid and hopefully on the podium. The team mechanics have been working hard in pre-season preparing the bikes using our new range of WD-40 Specialist Motorbike products, which we are confident will pay dividends and provide

the competitive advantage needed on the track.

 

Brent Gladwin: “moving into our 20th year of racing we are looking for some celebrations. I have put together with Geoff Crust’s help a great Team with some of the best crew in the paddock. Andy Jamison, Danny Wright and Juan Basil led by Geoff are a formidable Team and with 2 strong young riders in Jack and Taylor we are aiming high for the future.  What can I say about little Josh Bannister he is just brilliant and real fun to have around. He is just like a Tasmanian devil never stops!  I have to thank all our partners for their support in this project and we are looking forward to rewarding their faith in us.”

 

The Stauff Connect Academy launch 3 rider Team

January 19, 2015

Sheffield’s GR Motosport ltd are pleased to announce a three rider line up over two disciplines for the 2015 Stauff Connect Academy. The Academy was launched at Brands Hatch, the last round of the 2014 British Superbike championship with a clear view of developing young riders through the tier’s of our sport.

The concept is the brainchild of GR Motosport Managing Director, Brent Gladwin and Stauff’s Head of Marketing Iain Stansbie in co-operation with WD-40. It will see the Stauff Connect Academy bikes run by GR Motosport becoming an integral part of Team WD-40.

Our aim is to develop riders in all areas of the sport to help them achieve their goals, We have a clear structure from Mini Moto through Motocross and into the British Superbike Championships. Just being able to race a motorcycle is not enough today, we need to understand programs for personal preparation both physical and Mental. How to work within a TEAM. How to present yourself to the media, and most importantly to understand the needs of sponsors and how to explain the benefits and excitement of being involved with our sport. Our riders will be schooled in all aspects of the sport to enable them to become the consummate professional.

National Superstock 600

We have put a fantastic Team together in the Stauff Connect Academy livery for 2015 and in Tarran Mackenzie and Joe Irving we feel we would have a great shot at the title. Both Tarran and Joe were Championship contenders in the British Moto3 Championship and the last few Stk 600 champions have come the same route. Tarran stays with the Team for a 2nd year, where in his first he took Podium finishes and 1 Pole position. Taz knows the Team and how we work and we know and enjoy that beaming smile that hides the warrior within.

Welcoming Joe back to the Team is like re-uniting with lost family, 20 years ago at the inception of GR Motosport Joe’s father Mark was one of our first sponsors and in 2005 Joe rode for us in much the same way that Sam is today. Joe has developed into an extremely fit and focused young and being Team mates with Tarran will we are sure bring the very best out of both of them  

Tarran Mackenzie:  “I’m really happy to be staying with GR Motosport for the second year in succession! Last year was my rookie year in the Superstock 600 class and I managed to secure 2 podiums and a pole position.  I learned lots along the way so with a great bike and fantastic team around me again in 2015 my planis to go out and challenge for the win every weekend. Taz #40”

Joe Irving:- “I am really looking forward to a part of the Stauff Connect Academy. Moving out of the Motostar class up to the stock 600 is going to require a lot of learning  in a short space of time as I want to be ready and capable to run at the front for the first round. Coming in as a rookie will make it harder for me than my team mate Taz who already has a season under his belt. The four previous Champions did it in their rookie year so it can be done and that is my aim in 2015. Watching the class in previous years I know that they key to success is consistency and my main aim will be to finish every race shiny side up!” 

Motocross

We are pleased to welcome 11 year old Sam Atkinson on to the Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki KX 85, the Northumberland youngster has already won his first race for the and will contest the British Youth National championship along with selected other events. Sam will also start road race training on the Team Metrokit to give him as much diverse experience as possible.

Sam Atkinson: “I am really excited to be part of the Team and moving onto the Kawasaki from KTM. My first race in the Stauff Connect Academy colours was also my first on  Michelin tyres supplied by the team I won all 6 races of the 2 day event a great start. I have already had some experience with the Team and the other riders who are great, I plan to visit lots of different tracks this year and get lots of practice. I will be doing the British Youth Nationals this year and I hope to finish high in the Championships for Stauff and all my other sponsors.”

Iain Stansbie:- “Stauff would like to wish GR Motosport every success in the 2015 BSB Season and we will be there to offer support wherever possible. We have seen the team evolve very rapidly over the last two seasons and are proud to support Tarran, who we have come to know very well, along with Joe and Sam, both rising stars in their chosen classes. We are extremely positive for the season and confident that the concept of the Stauff Connect Academy, alongside their determination and talent, will drive the 3 guys onto greater experiences and success. We are all looking forward to the Green and Yellow podiums”

Brent Gladwin: “2015 is GR Motosport Ltd’s 20th consecutive season of racing an achievement in its self. Our ethos has always been to help in the development of young talented riders,- now in the STAUFF CONNECT ACADEMY and we have created this visible connection from grass roots racing to the British Superbike Championship. As each rider develops he can grow with the Team eventually moving onto the Team WD-40 Superbikes. We have a great Team and 3 very exciting riders in Tarran, Joe and Sam, we are aiming for the stars and would love to win a Championship this our 20th Year

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24, 2014

 

GR Motosport would like to wish everyone, A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year and take the opportunity to thank everyone who has helped and supported us throughout 2014.

 

2014 a year which has seen tremendous difficulties and elation for everyone in the Team, starting very sadly with the passing of  Tommy Aquino in February.  Tommy was much more than a rider to everyone here at GR he was also a great ambassador for our sponsors and sport, a friend and a family member. Our special thoughts go across the pond to his Family who have the difficulty of spend their first Christmas without him. RIP Tommy ‘Hollywood’ Aquino propecia online #31

 

Elation was the recovery of the Team with Barry stepping in and taking the Superbike into the top Ten, Ben scoring his first points and little Tarran climbing onto the podium on more than one occasion with his infectious smile !

 

Our association with WD-40 goes from strength to strength, the Launch of the first ever WD-40 limited edition can at Cadwell was a real highlight – the can featuring pictures of the Team with Tommy and Tarran and reference to BSB lead a whole new fan base to our fantastic family orientated sport.

 

As a Sheffield, Yorkshire based team with a household renowned Title sponsor in WD-40, we are also very proud of our local links with international market leaders in their fields. Sheffield based Stauff UK have become a huge part of the Team, The launch of the ‘Stauff Connect Academy’ at Brands Hatch was fantastic. Young Sam Atkinson started things well by taking victory in the Stauff Connect Academy’s first ever race – look for #stauffbike. Through Stauff UK we started an association with ‘Made In Sheffield’ internationally known for quality manufacturing from the city an area we hope to grow into.

 

It is with a very warm heart I have to thank everyone for everything they have contributed throughout 2014 but especially my Team without who none of it would be possible :-

 

Geoff Crust, Danny Wright, Ashley Cooke, Clare Madin, Sam Judge, Emily Hicken, Tom Wood, Richard Freeman, Garry Burrell, Mark Benson, Big Mark, Abigail Towns, Holly Towns,

Lorna Gladwin, Liv Maltby, Holly Baillon, Jade Hodson, Amy Booker, Mark Wilson, Big Les Waterfall and Bryan Staring                

 

Thank you to our Team Partners:-

 

Stauff UK, – Cargolink Express, –  L&A Reinforcements, –  Tim Hortons, –  Scott Build, –  Lexelle, –  Amtech, –  Highlea Homes, –  Optimum Fleet Management, –  F&G Commercials, Heavy Weight Air Express

 

Thank you to our Technical Partners:-

 

Dymag Wheels, – Kawasaki, –  Scorpion Red Power, –  R&G, – Dynojet UK, – Swinton Motorcycles, – PPG Paint, – Goodridge, – Pipercross, – Robby Moto, – NG Brake Discs, –

Solo Motorcycle products, –  Super B, – STIHL, – Ohlins, – Direct Computers, –  Axo, –  Arai, –  RST, –  AGV, –  4SR, –  Scorpion Helmets,- Cortech, – Signsxtra – Hopkinson Transport – MAC Tools, – Arni ProKustom, – Akira

 

We are now looking forward to 2015 the 20th anniversary of GR Motosport, with exciting announcements to be made about our future on the 14th of January 

 

All our Best Wishes

 

Brent and Team

Brent Gladwin
Managing Director
GR Motosport Ltd
brent@grmotosport.co.uk
www.grmotosport.co.uk
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Team WD-40 feature at EICMA motorcycle show Milan 75,000 visit the WD-40 stand for launch of WD-40 Specialist Moto

November 17, 2014

The race season may be over, but Sheffield based GR Motosport Ltd is as busy as ever in promotional duties for our partners. November is a particularly hectic month for the Team with Motorcycle shows, EICMA and Motorcycle Live along with duties in other sectors including industrial and automotive. The off season promotions are an extremely important part of GR Motosport’s activities and added to technical trips and testing there is not much time for relaxing.

The EICMA motorcycle show in Milan is probably the largest of its kind anywhere in the World with Half a million visitors in just 6 days. WD-40 took an impressive and highly visible stand for the launch into Italy of WD-40 Specialist Moto. The WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range of products originated in the UK April of 2013 to a fantastic reception from the Media, Trade and most importantly the discerning motorcycling customer. As the product range has started to roll out across Europe it has continued to be received in the same applauded way.

Team WD-40‘s participation at EICMA was something of an eye opener even for the seasoned members of the Team, from the very first day when open only to the press the WD-40 stand was a major draw at the show for everyone. The stand and its staff stud head and shoulders above what was expected, attracting over 75,000 people to leave data and collect product, reminiscent of scenes in the movie ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ – but everyone was seen to be carrying WD-40 bags

Motorcycle Live starts later this week and runs until the end of the month. The Team WD-40 Superbike will feature as part of our long term partner R&G’s stand, number 3E05, where you will also be able to see and buy the WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range of products.

The GR Motosport prepared, Stauff Connect Academy and Team WD-40 bikes will be seen as part of an important promotion by Stauff UK at their headquarters on the 27th of November .

Team WD-40 members will travel to Jerez in Spain later this month as part of is perpetrations for the 2015 race season.

Brent Gladwin: “ It was fantastic that Team WD-40 were the ONLY MCE British Superbike race Team to have any sort of presence at the EICMA in Milan. It is testament to the work done by BSB Director Stuart Higgs and his Team the amount of people there in Italy who knew about BSB and our Team as they had seen it on their own countries Television.
The EICMA really caught us all out with the amount of visitors to the stand we gave away over 75,000 samples. Rossana Reami and her Team from WD-40 Italy did a fantastic job of organising everything and making everyone welcome.

Motorcycle Live is our next priority working with Team Partners to maximise exposure for the Team and everyone involved. Stauff UK is next and we still have to go to Spain for some important meetings and planning for 2015.

All in All November is a very busy time but quite exciting as we make plans for the future of the Team and the promotions involved – for day to day updates please follow us on our social media listed below

Finally it is November and John Morris from Stauff UK is putting himself through earache hell by supporting ‘MOVEMBER’! We all know how important this is so please support John’s efforts by visiting and donating to the charity for his efforts – Gentlemen please remember the more money this can raise for the girls having to suffer this Movember the less change we will have to suffer FANUARY – http://uk.movember.com/mospace/10660617 thanks for your support !

Media information:

Picture caption 1: WD-40 stand ready for opening business in Milan
Picture caption 2: The WD-40 Team collecting data .
Picture caption 3: Photo opportunities with the Team WD-40 bikes and girls.
Picture caption 4: John Morris Movember.

Please take the time to follow us :- www.teamwd40.com Twitter @GRMotoSport – Facebook GR Motosport – Instagram TeamWD40
For more information regarding the complete WD-40 Specialist Motorbike range visit: www.wd40specialistmotorbike.co.uk

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

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

Calendar

Round 1 Donington Park April 4th, 2015 - April 6th, 2015
Round 2 Brands Hatch Indy April 17th, 2015 - April 19th, 2015
Round 3 Oulton Park May 1st, 2015 - May 3rd, 2015
Round 4 Snetterton 300 June 19th, 2015 - June 21st, 2015
Round 5 Knockhill July 3rd, 2015 - July 5th, 2015
Round 6 Brands Hatch GP July 17th, 2015 - July 19th, 2015
Round 7 Thruxton July 31st, 2015 - August 2nd, 2015
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 21st, 2015 - August 23rd, 2015
Round 9 Oulton Park September 4th, 2015 - September 6th, 2015
Round 10 TT Circuit Assen September 18th, 2015 - September 20th, 2015
Round 11 Silverstone Grand Prix October 2nd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 16th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

The Team

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 buy clomid online 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 buy priligy 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 buy clomid (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
Taylor Mackenzie
Born: January 24th, 1993

Taylor Mackenzie

Born:January 24th, 1993
Nationality:Scottish
Hometown:Stirling
Hobbies:Motorbikes, Cycling, Designing
Favorite Circuit:Donington Park
Favorite Food:Pasta
Favorite Car:Lamborghini Aventador
Helmet:AGV Pista GP
Leathers:RST
Boots:Puma 1000 V3
Gloves:RST Tractech Evo
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

Personal Sponsors:MPS Aviation Amtech Lexelle Borleys Mini-Mix Merit Merrell Motorpoint Cleverass Moto Direct AGV RST Knockhill Circuit Raceways Optimum Fleet Focused Events

Joe Irving
Born: August 6th, 1996

Joe Irving

Born:August 6th, 1996
Nationality:British
Hometown:Holmfirth
Hobbies:Climbing, pit biking and mountain biking
Favorite Circuit:Catalunya, Montmelo
Favorite Food:Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
Favorite Car:Mark one VW Caddy pickup
Helmet:Shark Race R pro
Boots:TCX
Gloves:Furygan
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.

Personal Sponsors:The Toad and Tatie pub and dining rooms, Dunsley Heat woodburning stoves, Co-Gri Group, Shark Helmets, TCX Boots, Furygan Gloves, Gibson Booth Chartered Accountants
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 buy levitra online 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

12 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

Sponsors

Competition

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  • 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

    Barry Burrell

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

    2yrs superteens

    2 yrs BMW boxer cup

    2yrs European 600 milf porn 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

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