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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.


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.

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Claudio and Eemeli complete first BSB test of 2019

March 27, 2019

March 20, 2019


GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 Superbike and STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 1000 completed a very successful 5-day test in Spain and Portugal, where both Claudio and Eemeli got their first taste of the 2019 Kawasaki ZX10RR Limited Edition.
SPAIN: – The Monteblanco Circuit near Seville in Spain hosted the first official British Superbike (BSB) test of the season. The 3-day test in wonderful conditions was to be Claudio’s first time at the circuit and first ride on his new superbike.

The Team had set quite a stringent chassis test program as we had only received our new engines from Kawasaki the week before we left for the test. These engines were in their base form which proved to be quite good straight out of the box.

During the first day we made great progress in the open pitlane format which allowed continuing changes and parts testing. The day was hampered from the results of a crash where Claudio Suffered a knee injury, which sadly over the rest of the test got quite badly infected hampering movement.

We were extremely pleased and a little surprised to finish the 1st day 7th overall and the 2nd day 8th. Moving into the 3rd and final day at Monteblanco we had made great progress with all our setting and to give Claudio a little rest Geoff and Danny decided to try some completely new settings that we would not normally try at a BSB event because of the lack of time. These setting proved a point but did now work for Claudio and the bike.

Claudio ‘Shorts’ Corti said of the test: – “It was my first time at MonteBlanco and on the new superbike, the track is great for testing and the new bike felt good. It was sad that I wrecked on the first day but was pleased with how things have gone. The new ZX10rr engine is quite an improvement and I am Looking Forward to Portimao but it is 10 years since I was last there.

Shorts #71 on fire in Portugal on his Kawasaki ZX10RR
PORTUGAL: – It was the Team’s first visit to Portugal’s Autodromo International Algarve near Portimao which has another fantastic setting where is hosts World Superbike event and a great place to welcome Finland’s Eemeli Lahti to the Team.

Both Claudio and Eemeli have raced in the WSB so have been to the circuit before which was a great advantage when learning new bikes.

Eemeli was really looking forward to working with his new crew chief Mark Hanna and his first ride on a 1000cc bike, his previous experience being on 600’s.

Mark and Eme hit it off straight away allowing them to get down to work completing over 100 laps of the exciting circuit. Eme made continual improvement over the test as his familiarised himself with the new techniques needed to race a 1000. Everyone was really pleased with the end results over the test where he was not far away from the fastest times.

Claudio Continued where he had left off in Spain with the Team having to make him little achievement display badges for him and overall even though we had to finish the test early we were really pleased with everything we had got through.

Eemeli Lahti: – “I am really pleased the Team chose me to race the STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock 1000 in the British Championships.

I was a little scared for my first time on a 1000 as the bike is so so fast. Mark and the Team are great guys and helped me settle down and learn. I loved riding the ZX10RR and being on track with the very fast BSB guys.

I was also very pleased to get on well with Claudio even though he has already named me Enzo, I think we will be friends.

I am looking forward to BSB now but I am sure it will be colder in the UK compared to here in Portugal so now I will try to get some hours on the beach before I go home….

Claudio Corti: – “The knee is much worse here in Portugal as it has got infected, but we still managed a good job.

I am sure I have a good Team and bike going into the season and I know we have some great new parts coming before the next time I ride the bike in Silverstone.

I have a good Team mate in Enzo and I am looking forward to meeting Storm too.”


Eemeli ‘Enzo’ #22 loving his ZX10RR
Brent Gladwin GR Motosport Managing Director: – “I have to say that the test has been really good in many ways, starting with bringing two thirds of the team together for the first time in 2019 with just Storm Missing.

The Testing program set by Geoff and Danny worked well and we were able to collect a lot of data analysing performance and targeting improvements.

Our performance levels were really strong over all 5 days at the two tracks even with the limitations we had with motors and Claudio’s crash. The feel around the Team is brilliant at the moment and we are looking forward to Storm and his crew joining us at Silverstone next time out


August 6, 2018

As the heat wave continues to dominate the news, the on-track temperatures sored for GR Motosport at the 7th round of the British Superbike Championships.

In a fantastic weekend of racing at Thruxton, The STAUFF Connect Academy welcomed former MotoGP star Claudio ‘SHORTS’ Corti onto the team’s Kawasaki ZX10RR whilst saying goodbye to Liam Delves who has failed to meet his on and off-track commitments. Mason Law who continues to grow within the Team WD-40 structure and hitting our Targets, exceeded expectations with 2 fantastic Top Tens in his rookie year.

British Superbike continues to draw global media attention as the most competitive national motorcycle races series in world even at times out shinning some of the World Championships events. The high-speed nature of the Hampshire circuit continues to deliver close exciting action in every class with Superbike its self-thrilling the huge crowd.

Superbike Rookie Mason Law started his weekend well in first practice and carried this through to both races, the only glitch coming in Q2 where he could only manage 18th on the Grid for the first Race. Geoff Crust and Danny Wright put a great race strategy together for the Essex youngster who made the most of his starting prowess to get into the fight for top Ten placings in the first 20 lap race. Mason did an incredible job using the strategy to push forward to a fantastic 8th place and a 10th fastest lap giving him self a better chance for race 2.

Mason again made the start and was immediately in the hunt running amongst the high flyers but unfortunately with 2 laps to go his tyres were finished and sadly dropping him back to 10th at the flag.

Speaking afterwards Mason said: “That was a very good round for myself and the team, and all in all I’m happy with the progress we made throughout the weekend. Thruxton is a really abrasive circuit and kills tyres, so that’s what we worked to conquer from the off and I had a good feeling from the opening free practice session.”

Having qualified eighteenth, which was disappointing for Mason, he said: “Qualifying is something we really need to work on, but I didn’t let it get my head down, and I got a good start in race one. I gained positions off the line and kept making progress and finished eighth.”
With his first BSB top ten in the bag on the Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10RR, it was very much a goal to repeat that feat in race two.

“We ran the softer ‘zero’ tyre this weekend and I knew that would be a strength of ours when it came to race day,” said Mason. “I was also confident and knew it would provide us with the pace to grab a better grid position for race two. It gave me confidence in my ability to go on and produce a lap time that would allow us to move up the grid.

“We made a change from race one for race two and having started the second outing in tenth place, I got a very good launch off the line. I had a really hard fight in a group that included some established BSB riders like Laverty and Bridewell and I really enjoyed it. To also to have the lead group visible in front of us was again very pleasing for me and a great feeling.”

Speaking of the race in detail, he added: “It was again all about nursing the tyre to the finish and in the closing stages I had a big moment and tucked the front through turn 3: the handlebars completely locked out. I thought, ‘here we go, we are going to exit stage left!’ but thankfully it gripped and I was careful enough afterwards, to know that I’d used the best of the front tyre. I had nothing left grip wise on the rear also at that stage, to really push in the closing stages. But to finish tenth, I was really, really happy with that.”

In closing he added: “The team did a great job all weekend and we worked through a process that allowed us to grind away and post these strong results, so full credit to Team WD-40. It was great to have our partners 1st Waste Management along this weekend, to enjoy the results with and we can really look forward to Cadwell Park now. Here’s to a positive second half of the season.”

Class Rookie Mason leads the fight for 8th!

Claudio Corti or Shorts as he is known had a baptism of fire in his first British Superbike Championship event.

The Como Italy resident, riding a Kawasaki ZX10RR for the very first time at a track he has never seen before first practice was always going to be a huge ask for any rider but add to that the lunacy of another rider smashing into the back of him and taking him out at over 150 miles an hour on the 2nd lap of qualifying could have been a step too far – but not for Shorts.

Having to start towards the very rear of the grid and still not too familiar with the track Claudio built his lap times and fought through into the points.

We are pleased to say that Claudio, who despite the issues really enjoyed being part of the team and the British Championships will remain with the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy for the remained of the season.

Claudio Corti Said “I have heard a lot about the British Championships and really wanted to give it a try. Even after everything I was told before I was really surprised at how big the series is and how many fast riders there are but mostly just how many people came to watch – this is incredible!!!

I have really enjoyed working with the Team they are very professional and like family which is a great reason for me and Brent to agree to continue for the rest of the season – I now have to rush home to get my motocross bike to practice as Geoff told me about Cadwell mountain and I think this is like MX table top no??

Serious I am looking forward to the next tracks but I do not know Cadwell or Oulton and my friends in the paddock say these are hard. I do know Silverstone and Brands Hatch so I am happy with this.

Claudio Corti – STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “What an unbelievable weekend of ups and downs. I really don’t like some of the things that happen after all we have done but I guess that’s racing.

Short’s which is a direct translation of Corti arrived Thursday and it didn’t take long to for Geoff and I to decide to offer him the ride for the rest of the season a really good bloke and the guy’s in the Team liked working with him.

Mason Law! – well there you go finally the potential can be seen of Team, Man and Machine – dry track, straight racing great results. I am greedy and with a name like Gladwin I want more so we are looking forward to the next few races especially Cadwell where we always remember Tommy Aquino

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July 27, 2018

Former MotoGP star Claudio Corti is to race the GR Motosport / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX10RR at Thruxton. The 31 year old from Como Italy will make his British Superbike debut in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. Corti who lives close the STAUFF Italy headquarters has a wealth of experience racing at the highest levels from FIM Superstock 1000 to MotoGP is looking forward to his first experience of BSB.



Claudio Corti said :- “I have raced in many places around the world but not yet with BSB, everyone knows the high level of this championship as it has produced many of today’s top riders. I have had some good recommendation of the Team and we know the Kawasaki is a good bike so I am looking forward to it and we will see what happens on this new experience.

Brent Gladwin commented, “Claudio was introduced to me with a personal recommendation and over the last few days we have put something together. I have enjoyed working on the deal with Claudio and now I am looking forward to seeing what we can do together on track.

Australian Superbike star Bryan Staring joins GR’s STAUFF Quick Connect Academy at Brands Hatch

July 20, 2018

Australian Superbike star Bryan Staring joins GR’s STAUFF Quick Connect Academy at Brands Hatch.

Bryan currently 6th in the ASBK riding for BC Performance the official Australian Kawasaki Superbike Team will ride the Teams Kawasaki ZX10RR in the highly competitive SuperStock 1000 championship – this is a one of ride while the Team look for a permanent replacement for the departing Seeley.

We have to thank Kelvin Reilly owner of BC Performance, Kawasaki Australia and Kawasaki UK for their support in making this possible at such short notice.

Bryan who has rode for GR before said “as expected from Brent and his Team, everything is professionally presented and looks fantastic. I am now looking forward to to racing.”


July 18, 2018

The sun baked hillside circuit of Knockhill in Scotland saw the continued points building performances by all Team WD-40 / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy riders.

Team WD-40 BSB rookie Mason Law really enjoyed his Superbike weekend. Riding his Kawasaki ZX10RR Law continues to make improvements throughout the weekend with strong showing in all the practice sessions and again pushing through to personal best in Qualifying 2.

Starting 17th on the grid and making great progress in both races he put it to good use strong lap times toward the end of each race to secure more valuable BSB points for 15thand 14thplaces in front of a packed and appreciative Scottish audience including the enthusiastic delegation from STAUFF Aberdeen.

Speaking of his weekend, Mason said: “It was another good weekend on my WD-40 Superbike at Knockhill. We once again made it through to Q2 and gained two points’ scoring finishes.”
Discussing the team and personal development he has made on the ZX-10RR Kawasaki throughout the opening five rounds of the 2018 series, he added: “Every time I throw my leg over the bike I’m learning something new, whether that’s about myself, or about the bike and set-up.

“I’m happy with the foundations we have built now, and I know it won’t be long until we can gain the fruits of all the hard work that’s being bundled in to this project.”

Praising the GR Motosport squad, he was keen to say: “Thanks again to my team, and my crew who were faultless all weekend. A big mention to my personal partners and of course all of the great motorcycling fans that flocked to the circuit to support us all. I’m extremely grateful.”

Looking ahead to the next round he concluded: “It’s Brands Hatch next, and the GP circuit too. That I’m really looking forward to.”

Liam ready to Race!

Liam Delves had potentially one of his strongest weekend to date aboard the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy DR Moto with 2 top ten finishes.

Liam’s weekend was looking really good throughout practice and in qualifying where he sadly slipped of the little DR Moto in turn 2 while lying 3rd which dropped him back to 8th on the grid in this highly competitive category.

Liam was to take more strong HEL Performance Motostar points in both races for his 9th and 7th places, but the second race was and exciting event seeing a break away group of 3 leaving Liam leading the 2nd group in a battle for 4th. Liam had done all he could to be out foxed in the last turn to crass the line in 7th just losing out by fractions of a second.

“I had a good weekend spoiled by the little off in qualifying” said Delves, He continued: – “ I had an enjoyable second race and thought I had done enough for 4th but misread my pit board and got pushed out on the last corner. &th is ok but I really wanted that 4th place ‘Next Time!!

Alastair Seeley STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Superstock 1000 made hard work of his 2 races.

Qualifying 11th and running off track in the first race at turn one really put him down the field, He managed to fight back to 11th at the flag. In the second race again making hard work for himself starting 13th on the grid things started to come together for Alastair pushing through to 6th and chasing the leading group only to have the 24 lap race stopped on lap 16 due to an incident and the result declared. The result moved us up one place to 5th in the championship.

STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR Leads the action

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “A very strong weekend for all 3 riders in the heat of Knockhill. Even though we are looking good in all 3 categories with continued hard work from everyone there are still some more improvements from both Men and Machine to come. We are moving forward in results and championship standings in all three classes so let’s keep pushing race to race.

Its back to Brands Hatch for the fans favorite GP track which has been both good and cruel to us in the past lets see what it produces for us this time


June 1, 2018

Donington Park World Superbikes was a hugely successful event with Mason Law hitting all the targets set by his Team WD-40 Superbike.

The World Superbike at Donington with its highs and lows in racing still achieved all GR Motosport’s ambitions for the event. As part of our race program and rider development we had set Mason targets of improving his lap times in the dry by a huge two seconds.

Fridays very busy schedule of 3 session set the tone when in the first session the wet conditions were a great leveler and confidence booster when Mason finished a very strong 18th place. The second session in mixed conditions was reasonable but the Third session in the dry is where things really started to shine. The Team had put together a great bike and Mason seem to revel in the situation getting faster and fast again ending the session in 18th on a BSB spec bike with 250 revs less than we would normally use. Mason had already achieved all our goals setting PB after PB to end the day 2 seconds faster than he had ever gone before….

Saturday started well in FP4 when Mason continued his form pushing us into Q2 where unfortunately is all went wrong. On a very hot lap Mason just asked a little too much from his ZX10RR and down they both went live on TV.. at first things did not look so good but with a quick visit to the med center and some treatment on a wrist and ankle injury we though he could race.

A valiant effort by Mason and his crew where Mason was able to start the second race and lap faster again was sadly curtailed when the wrist injury just became too much for the Essex youngster and forced him out!


Mason launching the TEAM WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR on a hot lap in qualifying

Mason Law: “Donington Park World Superbike was something special! It was a great experience for me and my team. The idea was to always use this opportunity to gain track and set-up time while collections valuable data.

We took this time to make some changes to my ZX10rr and how I rider her, honestly every change we made was an improvement which doesn’t always happen that way. Friday was great hitting all our targets but
qualifying and the races didn’t go to plan however I personally have learnt tones from the world’s best riders and I can’t help but look back at the weekend positively.

As always, thank you to my fantastic team, to my crew for their hard work, they battled through some hard tasks including an off of mine and all of our valued partners, it wouldn’t be possible without your support!

I am now looking forward to carrying this momentum to Snetterton on the 15th-17th June.

Brent Gladwin GR Motosport Managing Director: “Well that was a fantastic event for us in all areas. The exposure we gained for our partners, reinforced the marketing opportunities we create and deliver in all our activities with and for them!

From a racing perspective I repeat what I said about taking a knife to a gun fight, although I did not realize that the knife would be blunted by losing 250 revs from our normal BSB limit. Mason and the Team did a brilliant job in building lap times consistently 2 seconds faster than he had done before which in my mind is job done ! – Ok in racing or any competition we are all greedy and our past achievements soon after they are made become old hat and you push on again. Mason did just this and sadly fell, but we learned a tremendous amount allowing him to push on to faster times in the race a great sign for the next BSB at Snetterton.


Round 1 Silverstone Grand Prix April 19th, 2019 - April 21st, 2018
Round 2 Oulton Park May 4th, 2019 - May 6th, 2019
Round 3 Donington Park May 24th, 2019 - May 26th, 2019
Round 4 Brands Hatch GP June 14th, 2019 - June 16th, 2019
Round 5 Knockhill June 28th, 2019 - June 30th, 2019
Round 6 Snetterton 300 July 19th, 2019 - July 21st, 2019
Round 7 Thruxton August 2nd, 2019 - August 4th, 2019
Round 8 Cadwell Park August 16th, 2019 - August 18th, 2019
Round 9 Oulton Park September 6th, 2019 - September 8th, 2019
Round 10 TT Circuit Assen September 20th, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019
Round 11 Donington Park October 4th, 2019 - October 6th, 2019
Round 12 Brands Hatch GP October 18th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019

The Team

Claudio ‘Shorts’ Corti
Born: June 25th, 1987

Claudio ‘Shorts’ Corti

Born:June 25th, 1987
Hometown:Lake Como
Hobbies:Cycling, Ice Hockey, Motor Cross, Guns and Shooting
Favorite Circuit:Phillip Island
Favorite Food:Pizzoccheri (typical kind of pasta from my home town)
Favorite Car:Got more than one but big engines

Eemeli Lahti
Born: September 17th, 1996

Eemeli Lahti

Born:September 17th, 1996
Hobbies:XC-Skiing, Bouldering, motocross
Favorite Circuit:Thruxton
Favorite Food:Chicken Wings
Favorite Car:Aston Martins are the most beautiful, but I’d probably go for La Ferrari
Career Highlights:

STK 1000 #22  

Storm Stacey
Born: April 22nd, 2003

Storm Stacey

Born:April 22nd, 2003
Hobbies:skiing, shooting & mountain biking
Favorite Circuit:Jerez
Favorite Food:roast Lamb
Favorite Car:Rolls Royce Phantom & Audi RS3
Career Highlights:

How did you get into riding bikes? – grown up surrounded by bikes.

What do you like about riding for the STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY? – the opportunity to be involved in a professional successful environment?

What Ambitions for the 2019 Season: – find my feet on the 600 and aim to finish in 1st place


13 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other



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  • Past Masters

    Liam Delves

    Alastair Seeley

    Born:October 4th, 1979
    Career Highlights:

    2004 Irish Supersport champion

    2005 Irish superbike champion

    2006 Irish Supersport & superbike champion

    2008 NW200 Superstock winner & Mondello Masters champion

    2009 British Superstock 1000 champion & Irish superbike champion & NW200 Superstock winner

    2010 NW200 Supersport & superbike winner & rookie of the year in the British superbike series finishing 6th.

    2011 Fuchs Silkolene British Supersport 600 Champion

    2011 NW200 Supersport 600 winner

    Enkalon Irish Motorcyclist of the Year Award 2012

    NW200 Superbike winner

    2013 BSB Supersport 600cc Runner up

    Sam Atkinson

    Born:September 27th, 2003
    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

    Tommy Bridewell

    Born:August 4th, 1988
    Career Highlights:

    2016 British Superbike Championship 11th
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    Italian Superbike Championship
    British Superbike Championship
    British Supersport Championship
    Virgin Mobile Cup
    British 125 Championship
    British 125 Championship

    Mason Law

    Josh Bannister

    Born:June 11th, 2009
    Career Highlights:

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

    Joe Irving

    Born:August 6th, 1996
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Career Highlights:

    Daytona 200 – 2013 8th

    Tarran Mackenzie

    Born:October 29th, 1995
    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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