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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.

Latest News

STAUFF UK continue into sixth season of BSB with GR Motosport

March 5, 2019

GR Motosport Ltd and STAUFF UK are excited to announce that The STAUFF Quick Connect Academy will continue in the Pirelli National Superstock Championships for 2019.

We are extremely proud and delighted to announce the continuation of our racing partnership with STAUFF UK into a sixth season.

Our successful 5-year relationship has to-date delivered huge success in 4 categories, Winning 2 British Championships. The proud achievement of the Stauff Quick Connect Academy has seen many of its riders move through into the highest levels of Motorcycle sport.

In 2019 the STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock Team and Academy will supply Kawasaki machinery to Finland’s Eemeli Lahti in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship and 15-year-old Storm Stacey in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship. Eemeli will race the 2019 Kawasaki ZX10RR and Storm will campaign the 2019 Kawasaki ZX6R 636.

John Morris, Managing Director of Stauff UK commented “Once again we are very pleased to sponsor Brent and his team, with two Superstock classes as lead Sponsor and co-sponsor with WD40 on the British Superbike we look forward to some exciting race meetings ahead where we can welcome customers old and new, good luck to all the riders, this could be our year”



Eemeli Lathi enjoying his first encounter with the Kawasaki ZX10RR
Eemeli Lahti, said “I’m super excited to be racing in BSB again! This is a huge opportunity for me racing with Fantastic team and with fantastic bike in such a competitive series as national superstock 1000.

This is going to be My first year with a big bike and with a foreign team. I think we will face some difficulties during first weekends but thats how racing is. We just need to work hard together and get faster and stronger every day and we will fight for podiums quickly.

I already want to thank everyone involved, the team and my own sponsors, family, and people around me. 2019 is going to be amazing!


Storm and Brent with the new ZX636 Ninja
Storm Stacey :- “We took a good look at running in Moto3 again but felt that my height was becoming an issue, I wanted to make sure that I made the right move,and joining the Stauff Quick Connect Academy on a Kawasaki 636 for Superstock 600 will help me develop as a rider in the right enviroment.

“Its a late start so the hard work starts now and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into learning as much as I can.

“I would like to thank Brent and the team for offering me this opportunity and of course my family and personal sponsors for their continued support.

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport: – “I am over the moon to continue our partnership with STAUFF who are another great Sheffield based company. John, his Team and I share many of the same ethos in all we do in life, business and sport so we fit well together.

“We are delighted that both Eme and Storm have signed with us as we have the perfect mix of youth, experience and success as both are young race winners. Anyone who has witnessed their races know they go all out for fun and results, something I am looking forward to again.

Adding to Claudio Corti on our Team WD-40 Superbike, this competes our truly international line up and can’t wait for the racing to begin.

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.”

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.”


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.


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…

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.

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 !!


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.”


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!”


March 12, 2018

Sheffield based GR Motosport Ltd are proud to announced a partnership with Swinton Group in the British Superbike Championship Series. Swinton Group, which is a leader in motorbike insurance, will now become a major partner of the team and its riders.

The partnership was officially launched on 12th March at the broker’s head office in Manchester, and will be showcased to the public at the SWINTON INSURANCE sponsored Manchester Bike Show at Event City on the 24th and 25th of March.

SWINTON INSURANCE branding will appear on the Team WD-40 Superbikes and the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy, STK 1000 and Moto3 machines, branding will also be visible on the rider’s leathers and race transportation during all races in the 2018 season.



Anne Kirk, Customer Director at Swinton Group, said “We’re incredibly proud to be supporting Team WD-40 / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy this season. It’s a perfect partnership for our organisation, and testament to the strength of our Swinton Bike offering. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to create a link with British Superbikes, to raise brand awareness within the motorsport arena, and its a great way to mark our brand-new quote-and-buy motorcycle insurance service online”

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport, said: “We are really proud to welcome Swinton Insurance in to the fold as a sponsor this year. Their support will be invaluable as we head into what we hope will be another really successful season.”
The Swinton Insurance brand has been a market leader for as long as I can remember offering products for all insurance needs. Swinton’s new quote-and-buy service is online now and designed to make it as easy as possible for customers to find a quote from Swinton’s carefully curated panel of motorbike insurers so take time to check it out at your renewal time !”


The Swinton Insurance branding will debut in BSB on Mason Law’s #55 Superbike and Alastair Seeley’s #43 Stk 1000 over the Easter Weekend at Donington Park


February 20, 2018

Former British Champion and multi race winner Alastair Seeley arrives at The STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY to race the Teams Kawasaki ZX10RR in the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Alastair is who is well known for his dogged race craft, bring his wealth of British Championship winning experience for another title attack in a class he has dominated in previous years. The ZX10 is the 1000cc class front runner, winning the title twice in the last 3 years and with The Stauff Connect Academy ZX10RR taking race wins and lap records in 2017, the duo make the perfect match for the short circuit championship which kicks of at Donington Park at Easter.

Alastair joins the Team at STAUFF Ireland branch in Lisburn
Alastair Seeley, “I am very happy to be joining Team WD-40 / STAUFF Quick Connect Academy onboard the Kawasaki ZX10RR for another go at the Superstock 1000 Championship that I won in 2009 & runner up in 2015. A new team and crew is an exciting prospect and one I can’t wait to get involved with. The bike proved itself last year with a win and a lap record and with more performance for 2018 and a determined flyweight rider like myself on-board then things are looking good. I had a great time meeting the guys at STAUFF Ireland in Lisburn last week its good to have these guys behind our race effort.I hope to get testing underway in the next few weeks at uk tracks to familiarise ourselves with current temperatures & things that resemble what we could be faced with at round 1 come Easter weekend.

Iain Stansbie
, Head of UK Marketing:- “STAUFF UK are delighted to join GR Motosport, Team WD40 and the family of sponsors in welcoming Alastair to the STAUFF QUICK CONNECT ACADEMY part of the team. Alastair lives close to our branch in Lisburn, County Antrim and his recent visit to meet the team there certainly stimulated further interest in the sport for the guys in the Ireland facility. Alastair’s “local hero” status, particularly in connection to the North West 200 will bring him an increased following from the STAUFF UK Group and further afield. We wish Alastair and his crew the best of luck for the season and also look forward to continuing our support of Mason Law on the Team WD40 Superbike.

Brent Gladwin, GR Motosport, Managing Director:- “Signing Alastair for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 is a great move for GR and the Stauff Quick Connect Academy. The Wee Wizard has not only won the Championship before but has won races in just about every BSB Class. I personally but also the whole Team are looking forward to having Alastair race with us and we are looking forward to repeating past successes this time together


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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