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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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GR Motosport return to the HEL Motostar British Championship with DR Moto and Liam Delves

March 7, 2017

GR Motosport’s ‘STAUFF Connect Academy’ team up with Reynolds Engineering in a return to the Championship they won in 2013

Continuing the ethos of the STAUFF Connect Academy, GR Motosport are pleased to announce a new project with Reynolds Engineering Ltd, manufacturers of the MotoGP specification DR Moto. The Project is to develop and manufacture a Moto3 DR Moto, to be piloted in the Stauff Connect Academy’s striking Green and Yellow livery by 16-year-old Liam Delves of Stechford, Birmingham in the HEL MotoStar British Championship.

The project started when both GR Motosport and Reynolds Engineering supported Liam in the 2016 MotoStar standard class. After a huge crash at Brands Hatch broke the bike frame, Brent asked managing director Dean Reynolds if his company could make something better for the future. Deans answer was a simple “Yes” and the project was born.
We have a lot of work to do but are excited about the challenges of the season ahead. The opening round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Donington Park on March 30/April 2.

GR Motosport continue Championship Winning Partnership with Scorpion Exhausts

February 24, 2017

GR Motosport are pleased to continue our long partnership with Scorpion ‘RED POWER’ Exhausts. The Ripley, Derbyshire based performance exhaust manufacture have played a major part in our 2 British Championships over the last three years, supplying high quality, high Performance Championship Winning Motorcycle Exhausts systems. Scorpion Exhaust will be seen again in 2017 on The Team WD-40 Superbike and Stauff Connect Academy, Kawasaki ZX10 RR’s in The British Superbike Championship.

The opening round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Donington Park on March 30/April 2. For further information, please visit www.grmotosport.co.uk and www.britishsuperbike.com.

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Brent Gladwin and Tommy Bridewell Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10R Superbike

2016 British Supersport Championship Winning Kawasaki ZX6R

2013 British MotoStar Championship Winning Honda NSF250r MOTO3

BRIDEWELL TEAMS UP WITH WD-40 KAWASAKI FOR 2017

January 10, 2017

Wiltshire rider Tommy Bridewell will contest the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship aboard a brand-new Kawasaki ZX-10RR for Sheffield-based GR Motosport.

The 28-year-old from Devizes has signed a deal with Managing Director Brent Gladwin to ride the Team WD-40 Superbike continuing the long association title sponsors WD-40 as well as support from Kawasaki UK for the 12-round series.

Bridewell, who is a twice MCE BSB race winner, was a podium finisher at Oulton Park last season as well as setting pole position at the final round at Brands Hatch and who eventually finished 11th in the final standings, having been in the Showdown the two seasons previously. He returns to Kawasaki following a successful spell in 2013 aboard the Halsall Kawasaki which resulted in two podiums.

Gladwin, who has masterminded a number of British Championship successes in recent years, including winning the 2016 Dickies British Supersport Championship with Tarran Mackenzie, will continue the partnership with former Grand Prix Team Manager Geoff Crust as well as support from Kawasaki UK.

Tommy Bridewell: “I’m delighted to be teaming up with Brent and especially pleased to be riding for Kawasaki once again so I’m really looking forward to the season. I know the team has pushed the boat out to ensure I have a really competitive package and that’s the main reason I’m here. They are as determined as me for success and with the help which Kawasaki are giving us, and the reputation on new the ZX-10RR which came so close to winning the title last year, I intend to be challenging from the start.”

Brent Gladwin: “As soon as we started talking with Tommy, there was no one else we wanted on the bike and I’m delighted he’s joined us. We know we have a great team and the new Kawasaki ZX10-RR, with the support from Kawasaki, will help us immensely. Geoff and Tommy are really on the same wavelength about what this opportunity means so it’s our intention to maximise that potential. Be in no doubt, we are here to challenge for the title and with Tommy and Kawasaki, I believe we can do that.”

Ross Burridge, Kawasaki Racing Co-Ordinator: “The WD-40 Kawasaki team have grown into one of the most competitive teams in the BSB paddock, showcasing this brilliantly by taking the British Supersport title last year, Kawasaki’s first in 26 years. I truly believe that now is their time to take it to the next level and make their mark in the Superbike class. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, plus the services of the talented Tommy Bridewell, the recipe is certainly there for success. I wish them the best of luck for 2017.”

The opening round of the 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship takes place at Donington Park on March 30/April 2. For further information, please visit www.grmotosport.co.uk and www.britishsuperbike.com.

CHRISTMAS WISHES

December 23, 2016

2016 has been a memorable year for GR Motosport. The incredible highs and low of this season have enhanced the whole character of the Team. We have been privileged to work with some incredible Companies and People, whose own Team Spirit enabled us to recover from the early season loss of our bikes through to becoming British Champions again.

Our rider development program has had fantastic success across all the motorcycle racing platforms we have raced in this year, seeing podiums in British, European and World Championship, which we look to continue into 2017.

To all our incredible Team:- Geoff, Danny, Andy, Gary, Martin, Daryl, Ashley, Lee, Tim, Tom, Kate and Clare. THANK YOU.

To our Riders:- Tarran Mackenzie, Josh Hook, Sam Hornsey, Jack Kennedy, Sam Atkinson, Amanuel Brinton, Liam Delves and Josh Bannister. THANK YOU and Good Luck for 2017 !

To all our sponsors who are listed below. THANK YOU

To all the STAFF that make all the Championships we race in happen and as safe as possible. THANK YOU

To all the spectators and fans around the world. THANK YOU

And finally MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to EVERYONE !

See you all in 2017

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Santa saw how hard our Team worked this year he asked them to help him over Christmas !!

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

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

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

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