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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.

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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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GREAT FIRST WEEKEND FOR TEAM WD-40 AND STAUFF CONNECT ACADEMY

April 30, 2019

GR MOTOSPORT RIDERS HAD STRONG PERFORMANCES ACROSS ALL THREE CLASSES USING KAWASAKI MACHINERY, AT THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2019 BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SILVERSTONE OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND.

It was always going to be an interesting start to the season as GR Motosport has 3 different nationality riders, being rookies in 3 different classes of the highly competitive series, and all 3 performing superbly with top ten finished

BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE – Team WD-40 Superbike, CLAUDIO ‘SHORTS’ CORTI, ITALY #71

Lake Como resident, Claudio’s Superbike weekend started slowly on his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR with 16th place in FP 1, just 0.8 off pole position. Over the next two sessions Shorts and his crew worked hard to narrow the gap to the front finishing FP 3 in fourth place just 0.2 from pole. Qualifying did not go quite to plan finishing 12th in a very tightly packed grid for his first BSB race.

RACE ONE: – SHORTS made a great start to the 30-lap race and started to move up the field he was in the thick of a battle for the top ten crossing the line 8th just a few seconds off the leaders.

RACE TWO: – Did not go to plan for Claudio crashing out on the first lap and picking up a shoulder injury which is needing on going treatment to be ready for the next race at Oulton Park

CLAUDIO ‘SHORTS’ CORTI: – “I was looking forward to my first BSB, and so for the race we showed up in Silverstone with a big ambition for sure with my goal of top 6.

My crew and I did a good job in practice and I think we showed our speed is very close to the top but the times are unbelievably close.

In race one we did a good job taking 8th but I am sad for the second race crashing out because I felt good.

Now I am working towards Oulton and will try to start to where I finished and aiming for the magic top 6 so see you all there. Thank you to my special crew for their hard work and as we progress the magic will happen, Ciao till then”.

 

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 EEMELI, CLAUDIO AND STORM having fun in the race debrief

PIRELLI NATIONAL SUPERSTOCK 1000 – STAUFF Quick Connect, EEMELI ‘EME’ LAHTI, FINLAND #22

Eemeli first weekend of Superstock 1000 racing was a real baptism as one of 57 riders to qualify for the 40 places on the grid. Eme has not encountered the BSB 3 race system before and it makes for a very hard weekends racing.

Eme qualified 15th for the first of two 24 lap races on Saturday. The key to these 2 races is that you have to finish the first race to get through to the second which is held 15 minutes later allowing for refuelling and new tyres. Your time from the first race also give you your grid for the second so creating the competitive balance for all the riders.

RACE ONE: – Eme is one of the quickest starters in the field blasting into the top ten on the first of 24 laps. It was imperative for Eme to finish this first race of the weekend to then go through into the second race of the two-part Saturday Event.

Eme from Lahti (He has the same name as his Town) in Finland settled down and worked his way through to finish a very creditable 6th place and earning 6th on the grid for race 2.

As the chequered flag dropped the race fell into the brilliant hands of Eemeli’s crew Mark, Scott and Ashely who had just 15 minutes to check over the Stauff Quick Connect kawasaki ZX10rr, re-fuel and fit new tyres and be on the grid ready for part 2 – Great Job Boys !

RACE TWO: – Another fantastic start for the second 24 laps and Eme was with the leaders starting a long battle for the top 5. In only his second race on a 1000 Eme did not quite have the pace of the front 4, but came home in 5th another great result.

RACE THREE: – In what was proving to be a very successful weekend Eme’s 3rd race was to continue that success. Another great start to Sundays 18 lap feature race put Eme in a position to run with the leaders in a fight for 4th with places changing every corner. The fight came down to the wire losing out to 4th by just 1/10th of a second.

Eemeli now sits 5th in the Championship as we move to Oulton this weekend.

EEMELI ‘Eme’ LAHTI: – “I was bit nervous before my first weekend with the new team. We had great days of testing behind us but everything was still so new.

Free practices went ok and my pace was getting better lap by lap. My riding style was still adapting to the bigger bike, so we had our hands full trying to find the right setup for bike. I qualified 15th on the grid.

Long story short, I took really good starts in all of the 3 races. Managed to keep up my pace all the way to finish line. P6, p5 and p5 out of 56 riders was a surprise for me.
I think we really maximised the points we could score from the weekend. More learning and knowledge from bike and we are fighting for podiums!

The team did amazing Job, I’d like to thank them and especially my own crew! Also, thanks to, all our sponsors for making this possible! We are on our way to the top”.

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STORM getting ready to RACE

 

PIRELLI NATIONAL SUPERSTOCK 600 – STAUFF Quick Connect Academy, STORM STACEY, UK #79

15-Year-old Eccleshall rider Storm Stacey raised some eyebrows at Silverstone in the opening round of the Pirelli National Stock 600 series with a magnificent 4th place last Sunday. In his first race on a 600 Starting from P11 on the grid Storm ‘The Predator made his way through the pack on his Kawasaki ZX6r Ninja to finish just 4.5 second off the winner.
Storm and his crew Garry, Mark and Kieran put together a great weekend throughout practice and qualifying learning more each time he was on the bike and showing good race pace.
The team were thrilled with Storms debut performance on ‘Derek’, as the little Kawasaki is now known, and who performed faultlessly throughout the weekend and everyone feels there is yet more to come from pair.

STORM ‘The Predator’ STACEY: – “The bike was a joy to ride, predictably fast and loose. I am working hard on changing my style as I still feel like I am trying to ride it like a Moto3. Derek needs to be allowed to flow through the sectors, once I get them strung together the times become effortlessly

I need to build on what I have learned so far, improving all the time. Oulton is a technical circuit and I can’t wait to experience it on a 600, it’ll be like riding a rollercoaster compared to the Moto3.

I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who supported me at GR Motosport in particular Geoff Crust for his guidance, Mark and Gary for all their hard work. My personal and team sponsors including Stauff UK, WD40, Trackside Hire, Swinton Insurance, RST, R&G Racing and Arai and everyone”.
BRENT GLADWIN MANAGING DIRECTOR GR MOTOSPORT LTD: – “What a fantastic first weekend of racing for the whole Team at Silverstone.

When you are preparing for the first British Superbike event of every season you are always at your best but can’t help wondering if you have everything just quite right and yet again my Team worked hard to have it perfect across all the 3 classes.

To leave the event with strong top ten finishes from all 3 riders is fantastic. Claudio’s fall in BSB race 2 was the only glitch and sadly he has picked up an injury.

I have to thank all the team and especially Danny for all their and his hard work. We will all be ready for more exciting races at the 2nd round this Bank Holiday at Oulton Park, where we would love to see you all there!”

TEAM TARGETS achieved by MASON LAW at DONINGTON PARK WORLD SUPERBIKES

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!

 

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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.
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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.

Mason Law makes World Superbike debut

May 22, 2018

Exciting times here at GR Motosport as we enter this weekends World Superbike event at Donington Park with a new sponsorship agreement with WESUBSEA.

Sheffield based GR Motosport, in welcoming WeSubsea as a partner for this weekends World Superbike event are pleased to continue our ethos of introducing new industries to our sport whilst again paving the way for others to follow.

WeSubsea are a leading manufacturer of ROV and diver dredging systems, with their vast experience and innovative approach they can provide clients with equipment that has a proven track record and superior performance.
Team WD-40 Superbike has been granted a one event entry and both Mason and the Team are looking forward to the World championship event with the challenges of using our British Superbike Championship bike.

Jason Wilson WeSubsea Managing Director, “When the opportunity arose to Join Mason and the team for this WSB round we jumped at the chance. Being part of such a large event with a great friendly team is what WeSubsea are all about. We appreciate all the hard work and preparation that goes in to this kind of event and wish the team all the very best!

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Mason looking forward to Donington on-board the TEAM WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR
 

Mason Law: “I’m very excited to be rolling out of pit lane on Friday to commence my World Superbike debut. I’m looking forward to getting back out at a circuit that is one of my favourites and putting in some solid work with my crew!

We’ve made some great progress with both the bike and myself since round 1 of the BSB championship so it will be good to get back to a circuit I have raced at already this year!

Myself, the team and our partners are looking forward to having some fun this upcoming weekend
which is all about gaining experience listening and learning for me. My bike will be BSB spec and it is solely about getting some competitive miles under my belt before we resume our BSB calendar at Snetterton!

Brent Gladwin GR Motosport Managing Director : ” We are taking this WSB one event entry as a fantastic opportunity to continue Mason’s Superbike rider developemnt. It is quite difficult at this time of the year when everyone is consentrating on the NW 200 and the TT to get meaningful test time. The World Superbike event delivers added exposure for all our partners while supplying valuable high level testing with some great racing thrown in. We know that taking our BSB spec bike to WSB will be like taking a knife to a gun fight but you just never know what can happen until you try.

First Superbike points for Mason Law

May 15, 2018

Sheffield based GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 Superbike rider Mason Law scored his first Superbike points at the third round of the Championship at Oulton Park.

The weekend started well for the Team with BSB Rookie Law finishing the first practice session in a superb 11th place. Mason carried this form into the second session where unfortunately in the dying moment he suffered a very high-speed crash and while thankfully Mason was un injured his ZX10RR was badly damaged.

Working Late into the night his crew lead by Danny and Geoff managed to build a bike but qualifying was not what we wanted, Mason finished 22nd on the grid leaving a lot of work to do.

In the First Race Mason made a good start and settled in to build his rhythm and confidence, as the 18-lap race continued Mason’s pace stayed strong and he fought to grab his first British Superbike points on the very last lap, a great result for the Benfleet Essex resident.

The high and lows of racing are sometimes too quick to follow each other and sadly the second race was short lived when a damaged component from the crash failed in the first few laps

Mason Law, speaking of his weekend, which included a top six time in the early part of free practice and a huge 120mph crash, the Benfleet lad explained: “It was a really strange weekend which started off on a positive note, when we were P6 at one point in the opening session. It’s a huge sigh of relief that we found a bit of pace at the previous week’s test, which then allowed us to try some bits and pieces with the bike at Oulton.”

Recounting his high-speed incident, he added: “Unfortunately after another rider had crashed, I hit a bit of debris on the track and stepped off at 120mph. The bike was in three pieces afterwards, which left the team and my crew a big workload to build me a new bike.

“This meant we had to go into qualifying a little blind, and I was quite tense and we ended up back in twenty-second. That made race one not so easy. I made a good jump off the line but got beaten up quite a bit in the early exchanges. I did catch the group fighting for twelfth, but we ran out of time to make any additional progress, although a point is a point, and we will take that fifteenth-place finish.”

Speaking of race two he concluded: “For race two we got to start a little further up the grid [one row]. I felt I got a good launch but didn’t seem to gain anything, then unfortunately I had to pull in with a technical problem to end our weekend a little earlier than anticipated.

“Again, there are a lot of positives to take from the meeting and we also have the Snetterton test coming up next week, so I’m looking forward to getting back out on the bike and putting some work in again. Before that I need to take a few days and relax the body to let it repair itself, but thankfully I wasn’t too hurt in the crash; just some heavy bruising, so I’ll live to fight another day and we get to go again.”

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The STAUFF Quick Connect Academy of Alastair Seeley (STK 1000) and Liam Delves (MotoStar) although they continue their very strong Top Ten finishes its not where everyone wants to be.

STK 1000 :- Alastair, who is suffering from a few little set-up niggles with chatter and electronics as he becomes more accustomed to the ZX10 RR topped the second free practice but was unable to maximize this qualifying in 9th but just 0.6 off pole.

In the Race Ali made his usual good start and was in a race long duel for the podium with championship leader Billy McConnell just losing out on the last lap to take 7th to maintain his strong finish rate.

Alastair Seeley: - “It was a steady enough weekend and it was nice to go P1 in the second session. I was a bit disappointed to go P9 in qualifying even though we were close enough on time, so we reverted to something in warm-up we were happy with I got a good time but got held up in 1 of the sectors. For the race I thought we could run a podium and I was running top 3 or 4 mid race but then just dropped off a little for 7th. We know have a few weeks off so hopefully we will get a test in before Snetterton and make progress from there”.

MotoStar: - Liam continues to start the weekend quite well on the DR Moto3 taking 8th and 6th in free practice and then putting in personal best to qualify 5th for the first race, but all this hard work is lost through the continued bad starts which create quite an up hill struggle for the young man. In both races he made a good effort to fight back from his starts again posting personal best times which just dropped away on the last couple of laps of each race to finish 9th and 10th. In the break to the next event Liam has to go practicing his starts to then enable himself to fight for the podium. The development of the DR Moto3 will also continue in the break with some interesting comparison testing to take place.

Liam Delves: -“ I am really enjoying riding the Stauff Quick Connect Academy DR Moto where I am getting better, posting good personal best times, I struggling with my starts which I know I have to work on. I am finishing in the top 10 but I want to be better and its just a case of getting everything together. I am looking forward to a test after Mark is back from the North West and TT and cant wait for the next race.”

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Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport, said:- “what a crazy weekend, when they say ‘the highs and lows of racing’ it is simply an understatement. We started the first day with everyone doing a brilliant job then came Mason’s 120 miles an hour crash which threatened his weekend. Ali topped the day in STK and Liam was there or there abouts. Each part of the Team had work to do and all worked together to make it happen. The end results were there to build on with Mason getting his first points and both Alastair and Liam running in the top ten in race and Championship.

With the Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT taking place over the next month we now have a break from BSB. We are scheduling quite a bit of development and testing for all firstly with Mason who will continue on his BSB program at the official test at Snetterton this week.

We also have an entry for Mason in the World Superbike event later this month to be held at Donington Park on the 25th to 27th. The added high level competition of WSB, will be great experience for Mason and the Team as part of the planned continuation of his Superbike rider development program for BSB.

TOP TEN RESULTS CONTINUE FOR SEELEY

April 20, 2018

The second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brand Hatch was a mixed weekend for GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy.

The mixed weather conditions continue to play a part in all testing and results. Mason Law’s rookie season in Superbike is developing to plan as he becomes more familiar with running in the premier class aboard the Team WD-40 ZX10RR. Mason continues to be in the zone with the other Rookies again just outside the points, but we feel that our initial points goal will be in reach quite soon.

In Superstock 1000, Alastair Seely continues to bring home strong qualifying and race finishes aboard Stauff Quick Connect Academy ZX10RR. Qualifying 7th and taking 5th and 6th places in the Saturday sprint and Sunday feature races place Ali a current 6th in the Championship standings. There is still huge potential for improvement as the Team learn more about how to get the best out of the set-up for the Wee Wizard in coming rounds.

The all new DR Moto-3 made its race debut to mixed results with young Liam struggling a little to maximise all the benefits of this fantastic new chassis in its early stages of development, but still managed to score points in both races with a 9th and 14th. There is huge potential here to be maximised and with a testing and development program in place we would expect the results to grow throughout the season ahead…

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Alastair in the zone and ready to Race

Mason Law, Team WD-40 Superbike:- “I have to say there are tons of positives to take from the weekend at Brands Hatch, and even more than we had at Donington Park during round one

“We had a new setting in the front of the bike that was very positive and a real step forward for me which is really good.
“We haven’t really put in a lot of laps on the ‘zero’ Pirelli slick, so again that was a learning experience. I know I need to work on getting more out of the [rear] tyre in the opening laps of a qualifying session. I’m comfortable with long runs but did struggle to put one flying lap together. I have good pace at the end of race, but it’s a little too late then as the guys in front have already cleared off.”

“For race two we made a change again and got stuck in; then it started to rain and I was looking forward to a wet restart having been eleventh on Friday in similar conditions.

“I got what I had hoped for, but for whatever reason in the race, I just had no grip at all from about lap three on. The bike was spinning up everywhere, but it is what it is and the team is looking into it. I feel we can hold our heads high and move on now to Oulton Park, after an upcoming official test there first, which is good for me personally, as I can get some laps in on the Team WD-40 Kawasaki Superbike before the May Day Bank Holiday meeting.”

Alastair Seeley, STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Superstock 1000:- “I qualified 7th which put us on high side of grid to get a good run down the hill into turn one for the first race. I made a reasonable start but got shuffled back a little which I did not like, I fought back hard and came through to finish up a strong 6th.

“We Made quite a few changes for Warm in the clutch & engine braking areas which needed tweaking a little for race2.
Race2 I got a really bad start leaving me a lot of work to do, by lap7 I had fought back up to 4th and I was in a duel with collier on the Aprilia for the rest of race and finished 5th.

“Sector2 really hurt us all weekend so we will study data and try figure out what was holding us back in that sector as I felt with a few more tenths we would have been challenging for podium spots.

“Next up is the official Oulton park test where my crew chief and I will make a plan to go through a lot of experimental work to help me understand the ZX10RR more.

Liam Delves, STAUFF Quick Connect Academy MotoStar:- “It was great to be back at Brands Hatch and racing in the first round of the Motostar Championship on the DR-Moto. Dean has done a great job and now Mark and my crew are working to get the best out of me for the little bike. Its great fun to ride but I have to learn much more about it and how to get the best from me and then the DR. We have arranged more track time before the next race at Oulton so we will be a bit better there.

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The DR- Moto 3 on the grid in SUN

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport, said: “We had quite a weekend at Brands and its strange sitting here looking out of the office window to brilliant sunshine remembering the weather we all went through…

“It was fantastic to welcome SCANIA’s Marketing Team and look forward to the release of their behind the scenes first short film..
“Mason is settling in well with the superbike and as he works more closely with Geoff and Danny I think we will start to see the true potential of this little group.

“Alastair is doing a good job learning the ZX10rr. Because of his perfect jockey stature, we have having to move things around for him to make his position on the bike just right. We all know Ali’s history and potential in this class.

“Liam has a lot of hard work to do to find his true potential. The Little DR Moto as you have seen is just a beautiful bit of kit, I wish I was a lot smaller and younger to give it a go – We have some testing planned and are looking at other ways to progress the bike so more news on that soon …

“Next is the official BSB test on the 26th at Oulton and ten its Oulton BSB which we are really looking forward to !!

GR’s STRONG START TO 2018 BSB CAMPAIGN

April 6, 2018

GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 Superbike and STAUFF Quick Connect Academy Superstock 1000 made a strong start to their 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park over the Easter weekend. With Inclement weather affecting the entire weekend both Mason Law and Alastair Seeley were able to get some solid results aboard the Teams KAWASAKI ZX10RR’s

Mason made his debut on the Superbike and with conditions being far from ideal throughout the weekend, the former Superstock 600 champion and 1000cc race winner progressed enjoying every minute and showing signs for the future by putting himself in the hunt with the other BSB series Rookies. In first race of the season all the Rookies were in a great battle just outside the points with Mason taking 20th place, Unfortunately Mason had to pull out of the second race with a wrong tyre choice in the drying conditions.

Mason Law explained “All in all my debut in the British Superbike Championship has been an experience and there are lots of positives that can be taken from this weekend. Every session we continued to find strengths with the bike and more direction, especially with the front end. Obviously, the conditions were not ideal for my first weekend as a BSB rider, but you have to work with the cards you are dealt and we did what we could.”

Recounting race one the 22-year-old said: “In race one it was good to get on the grid and go through the whole unique BSB race system. Unfortunately for me, I really struggled to get the bike stopped, so we sat down after the race and worked through a plan for today and again we found good direction.”

Speaking of his Easter Monday experience in race two, he added: “We made the setting changes and rolled with it for morning warm up and straight away I could feel the benefit. In the race we aired on the side of caution and went with a wet tyre set up. We could see from the previous race there was a drying line, however from experience throughout the weekend, the wet tyres were holding up in the conditions, but today it kind of caught us off guard how the circuit dried up.

“It meant that I had to pull out of the race early, which was disappointing, but on the flip side I still can hold onto the positives from Donington Park. I’ll now look forward to going to my local race next time out at Brands Hatch and do it all again in two weeks’ time.”

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Alastair on the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy ZX10 RR with Neil and Roger ready for the off!
Alastair’s weekend got off to a rocky start with a crash in the first practice session in terrible conditions, but he bounced back in FP2 with third overall showing the true potential of Team and rider. Qualifying did not quite go to plan but a strong seventh place on the grid for the first 50-mile race with all to play for.

The Easter Sundays televised first race was quite a spectacle with all 48 riders fighting for every inch of very slipper tarmac, Alastair settled in knowing it was imperative to finish this race as per the rules to start race 2. Towards the end of the race he pushed forward into a solid 5th place gaining his first points of the season. As the Chequered flag dropped the Teams and Riders only had Ten minutes to change tyres and refuel before the start of the second 50-mile race. Alastair and Team were ready for the start of yet again a hectic event. Over the last few laps Ali really got into him rhythm catching the podium places by nearly a second a lap only to be thwarted with the race being stopped with 3 laps to go but another solid 5th in the bag

Bank Holiday Mondays feature race just did not go to plan with the hideous conditions causing Ali to have a few big slides which forced him to settle for a points scoring finish setting him and the team up for the next round at Brands Hatch

Alastair Seeley said: – After a small crash in fp1 we got the ball rolling in fp2 with 3rd quickest time.
In qualifying I ended up 7th but felt we could of moved up the order only to be baulked on my last flying lap.

Race1, I started to get an idea of who I will be racing against this year which looks like its going to be fun, I moved forward towards end of race to finish 5th.

Race 2, Was quite interesting as we have so little time between the 2 to make improvements, after the start I settled into a rhythm from half distance & had a podium position in sight only to be denied by a red flag with 3laps to go…..finished 5th.

Race3, After having a few big moments in early laps of damp race I settled down & brought it home for some points as I felt that if I had of kept pushing on with a lack of rear grip then I was going to end up upside down again which is never good at the start of a season.

Team Principal Brent Gladwin reflected :- “The Easter weekend is just too early to have a major motorcycle race event the unpredictability of the weather makes it miserable for the Teams and spectators alike, having said that we all had to make the best of what we had to deal with.

My Guy’s put together a good safe weekend with British Championship points with both Mason and Alastair showing real potential for the season ahead.

I am really looking forward to the next round at Brands for many reasons, one in particular is the debut of our all new British designed and built moto3 chassis by Reynolds Engineering. One of the first to use F1 technology the little DR Moto will be in the hands of 17-year-old Liam Delves who again stays with the Team.

As you can see below, we are pleased to have quite a few new partners join the Team this year all with fantastic products and service weather you need any Insurance quotes, a nice holiday, added security or commercial vehicles please take the time to click on the icons below and follow the links!”

Calendar

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
Nationality:Italian
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
Nationality:Finland
Hometown:Lahti
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
Nationality:British
Hometown:Stafford
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

Championships

13 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

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  • Past Masters

    Liam Delves

    Alastair Seeley

    Born:October 4th, 1979
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Carrickfergus
    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
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Alnwick
    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
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Devizes
    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

    Mason Law

    Josh Bannister

    Born:June 11th, 2009
    Nationality:British
    Hometown:Nuneaton
    Career Highlights:

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

    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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