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About GR Motosport Ltd

Formed in 1995

GR Motosport Ltd was formed in 1995 from the sponsor/rider relationship of Tony Robinson and Brent Gladwin.

The teams birth came as the former Championship winning formula was brought to a premature end with an injury to Brent which ended his riding career.

It was decided that the expertise and equipment should not go to waste and should be used to promote young riders through to Title glory.

Our Progress

In its short history, One European and 12 British titles have gone to GR riders, and most have gone on to become superstars of the sport.

Since Brent took sole ownership in 2011 his direction in developing the Team and building working relationships with blue chip companies like WD-40, Intel and Nvidia, have seen our skills in racing become enhanced by our developing skills in Marketing, PR and Corporate entertainment.

Working very closely with our partners to amplify their goals in Brand exposure and PR through all channels including TV, Press, B2B and Social media we hope to help them all promote and increase sales.

Present

Our current aim as reigning British Champions (2013) is to continue the strategy of developing young talent, with riders in the British Superbike Championship series while delivering high ROI through fantastic exposure for our Partners and Sponsors.

Brent would be pleased to listen to your advertising and corporate entertainment requirements and tailor a package to suit all your exacting needs. Please take the time to contact us for an informal chat, it will surprise you where it could lead.

Latest News

TUNGUM joins GR Motosport in 2 year sponsorship agreement

January 8, 2016

Sheffield based GR Motosport are extremely pleased to announce that starting this season TUNGUM Ltd will join the Team in a two year sponsorship agreement. As part of the agreement the ‘TUNGUM’ Logo will be prominently displayed on The Stauff Connect Academy rider Tarran Mackenzie’s Kawasaki ZX6r and leathers for the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship. The TUNGUM Logo will also be seen on the seats of Team WD-40 Superbike riders, Jack Kennedy #44 and Sam Hornsey #94 in the, ‘MEC British Superbike Championship’

History

Tungum Alloy was originally produced for decorative purposes, because when it is polished it looks like gold! Tungum has a rich engineering history dating back to the 1930s. Leading up to the start of the Second World War Tungum tubing was developed for pneumatic and hydraulic applications for – RAF aircraft Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Wellington bombers. Plus, Naval frigates, tanks and personnel carriers.
When drawn into tube with thin wall thicknesses it held the pressure required. This allowed significant weight savings to be made over the available materials at the time. This was the origin of the Tungum Alloy Co Ltd in 1933.
There have been some interesting and prestigious applications along the way of Tungum Alloy Tubing’s development. Such things as the hydraulic pipework for raising and lowering Tower Bridge, the hydraulic systems on the Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, Hyperbaric systems, right through to luxury items such as dive watches from Drass and H2O.

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Applications

Tungum Alloy Tubing has been used in a multitude of applications across numerous industries for over 80 years. Three of the major sectors where Tungum Tubing is widely used are oil & gas, defence, and in hyperbaric chambers.

Tungum Alloy Tubing has been in use offshore since the mid 1970s for non-process applications. It is used extensively for oxygen lines due to its inherent non-sparking characteristics.

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Drass Hyperbaric Chamber Similar to that used by Cal Crutchlow in his recovery from injuries

Hyperbaric chambers

Tungum Alloy Tubing is ideal for use in hyperbaric chambers. Its non-sparking feature is a must when in contact with oxygen. It is also exhibits excellent antimicrobial characteristics as it contains >81% copper.

Ian Johnstone, MD Tungum LTD:- “We are extremely excited to be involved with Brent and the GR Motosport team for the 2016 & 2017 seasons. We see real tangible benefits in sponsoring such an organisation. Not only because of the association with BSB but also the worldwide exposure that this amazing sport brings. We look forward to working with the team and wish them the very best in 2016.

Brent Gladwin: – “It is fantastic to welcome a new sponsor like TUNGUM. I was introduced to Ian Johnstone by John Morris on the Stauff UK, Offshore Europe stand, and my excitement about Tungum joining the team is hard to contain. The fact that Tungum alloy has been used in so many ways throughout history in innovation and safety is something that they are proud of. Its uses across some iconic moments like in the Battle of Britain in the Spitfire, and then continuing today in to one of my favourite things ‘watches’ and of course something our sport uses Hyperbaric Chambers is brilliant. Tungum has decided to place the bulk of their support into the younger end of our team helping with the Stauff Connect academy which is the heart of our future racing program.
Please visit the TUNGUM web site you will be suprised at its uses.

http://www.tungum.co.uk

It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You

TUNGUM joins GR Motosport in 2 year sponsorship agreement

January 8, 2016

Sheffield based GR Motosport are extremely pleased to announce that starting this season TUNGUM Ltd will join the Team in a two year sponsorship agreement. As part of the agreement the ‘TUNGUM’ Logo will be prominently displayed on The Stauff Connect Academy rider Tarran Mackenzie’s Kawasaki ZX6r and leathers for the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship. The TUNGUM Logo will also be seen on the seats of Team WD-40 Superbike riders, Jack Kennedy #44 and Sam Hornsey #94 in the, ‘MEC British Superbike Championship’

History

Tungum Alloy was originally produced for decorative purposes, because when it is polished it looks like gold! Tungum has a rich engineering history dating back to the 1930s. Leading up to the start of the Second World War Tungum tubing was developed for pneumatic and hydraulic applications for – RAF aircraft Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Wellington bombers. Plus, Naval frigates, tanks and personnel carriers.
When drawn into tube with thin wall thicknesses it held the pressure required. This allowed significant weight savings to be made over the available materials at the time. This was the origin of the Tungum Alloy Co Ltd in 1933.
There have been some interesting and prestigious applications along the way of Tungum Alloy Tubing’s development. Such things as the hydraulic pipework for raising and lowering Tower Bridge, the hydraulic systems on the Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, Hyperbaric systems, right through to luxury items such as dive watches from Drass and H2O.

tungam1

Applications

Tungum Alloy Tubing has been used in a multitude of applications across numerous industries for over 80 years. Three of the major sectors where Tungum Tubing is widely used are oil & gas, defence, and in hyperbaric chambers.

Tungum Alloy Tubing has been in use offshore since the mid 1970s for non-process applications. It is used extensively for oxygen lines due to its inherent non-sparking characteristics.

tungam2

Drass Hyperbaric Chamber Similar to that used by Cal Crutchlow in his recovery from injuries

Hyperbaric chambers

Tungum Alloy Tubing is ideal for use in hyperbaric chambers. Its non-sparking feature is a must when in contact with oxygen. It is also exhibits excellent antimicrobial characteristics as it contains >81% copper.

Ian Johnstone, MD Tungum LTD:- “We are extremely excited to be involved with Brent and the GR Motosport team for the 2016 & 2017 seasons. We see real tangible benefits in sponsoring such an organisation. Not only because of the association with BSB but also the worldwide exposure that this amazing sport brings. We look forward to working with the team and wish them the very best in 2016.

Brent Gladwin: – “It is fantastic to welcome a new sponsor like TUNGUM. I was introduced to Ian Johnstone by John Morris on the Stauff UK, Offshore Europe stand, and my excitement about Tungum joining the team is hard to contain. The fact that Tungum alloy has been used in so many ways throughout history in innovation and safety is something that they are proud of. Its uses across some iconic moments like in the Battle of Britain in the Spitfire, and then continuing today in to one of my favourite things ‘watches’ and of course something our sport uses Hyperbaric Chambers is brilliant. Tungum has decided to place the bulk of their support into the younger end of our team helping with the Stauff Connect academy which is the heart of our future racing program.
Please visit the TUNGUM web site you will be suprised at its uses.

http://www.tungum.co.uk

It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You

Dunsley Heat join GR Motosport in 2016 sponsorship agreement

December 29, 2015

GR Motosport are pleased to announce that Holmfirth based Dunsley Heat Limited will join the Team as a sponsor for the 2016 season. As part of the agreement the ‘Dunsley Heat’ Logo will be displayed on The Stauff Connect Academy rider Tarran Mackenzie’s leathers and Kawasaki ZX6r for the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship. The Dunsley Heat Logo will also be displayed on the bike and crash helmet of Team WD-40’s, Josh Bannister in the, FAB British Minimoto Championship

Dunsley Heating was started by brothers James and Ernest Broadbent in 1950 making open fires and boilers to run the first central heating for the home. In 1960 they bought land in Holmfirth and built a new factory to meet increased demand, in 1988 they acquired further land and an engineering company at Bridge mills from where they still operate today.

Robert Broadbent: – “Dunsley Heat are happy to join GR Motosport for 2016 and be represented by Tarran Mackenzie in BSB Supersport and Josh Bannister in the Minimoto British and European Championships. We are looking forward to the start of racing and hope they have a great season

Brent Gladwin: – “It’s fantastic that Robert has chosen to be part of the GR Motosport family with his company Dunsley Heat for the new season and that he is supporting the younger riders. We are sure that both Taz and Josh will do a great job for Dunsley Heat and all our partners in their respective Championships. Please take a moment to look at the fantastic range of wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves Dunsley Heat manufacture and sell via the link below

http://www.dunsleyheat.co.uk/index.html

It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You !

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR

December 25, 2015

  GR Motosport – Team WD-40 Superbike and The Stauff Connect Academy would like to take the opportunity of thanking all the riders and staff involved in the Team this year. We have had a good year together setting the foundations for a fantastic 2016 our 21st Year in business, THANK YOU!

Without all our sponsors none of this would be possible, so a HUGE THANK YOU to you all!

We wish to say THANK YOU to all the members of the MSVR British Superbike organisation for putting on the show. The Racesafe Marshals for being there track side for us at every event rain or shine. The BSB Medical Team, we have used their highly skilled and caring services a little too much this season and hope not to see them at all next. The BSB Technical Staff who try their hardest under sometimes difficult situations and are always good for the crack.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

and

HAPPY NEW YEAR

WE wish Everyone a Happy, Successful, Healthy and Safe 2016

Jack Kennedy: “ I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all The Kennedy’s. See you all at Silverstone BSB 2016 #44

Sam Hornsey: If you are all looking forward to Christmas and the New Year like I am, we should all have a great time with family and friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you next season in BSB #94

Tarran Mackenzie: “Thanks for all your support throughout the year ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’. See you in 2016! #40

Sam Atkinson: It’s been great winning my first championship  so thank you to everyone ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’ #127

Josh Bannister; Merry Christmas, thanks to everyone. To Mum and Dad and everyone Happy New Year #JB2

Brent Gladwin: ” after a great season and looking forward to my 21st in 2016, I wish to simply say ‘thank you’ I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You !

Tarran Mackenzie moves to Supersport with GR Motosport

December 4, 2015

GR Motosport Ltd, continue with their ambitious plans in the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship series, extending to a third year their collaboration with Tarran Mackenzie. The Sheffield based Team will drop its current involvements with the Pirelli National Superstock Championship directing its efforts with Taz in to the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship using the current Stauff Connect Academy Kawasaki ZX6r.

20 year old Mackenzie has had 2 very successful seasons with the team in Superstock 600, impressing everyone this season with his run to 3rd overall in the championship. Scoring 8 podiums, including 4 victories Tarran was always in the hunt for the 2015 championship, his race wins at Knockhill and the last round at Brands Hatch were his most impressive.

Development has already started on the bike, giving air to a confidence looking forward to the start of testing in the New Year..

Tarran Mackenzie: “I am really happy to be moving up to the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, staying with GR Motosport for a 3rd year. My Team WD-40 / Stauff Connect Academy have been fantastic for the last 2 years and we strong ambitions for 2016. I love the ZX6 and the set my Team has given me so I can’t wait to get started. #40

Brent Gladwin: “I am excited to be moving Taz to the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship on his Kawasaki ZX6. We are keeping the ethos of the Academy going by moving him up while extending our values to our sponsors. There is quite a lot of extra track time in Supersport and with the 2 televised races there are fantastic brand exposure opportunities for the Team and all our partners.

We will be at Motorcycle live today Friday the 4th on stage with James Witham at 4pm. Our bikes and images are on display on the R&G and Scorpion stands. You can purchase the fantastic WD-40 Specialist Motorbike product range on ‘Bikerswear stand – Hall 3 stand number 3C50.

It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You!

Sam Hornsey completes GR Motosports BSB line up

November 3, 2015

Sheffield based GR Motosport Ltd, are pleased to announce the completion of their 2016 MCE British Superbike squad with the signing of Sam Hornsey.

The Bucknell based 21 years old has progressed through the Motorpoint British Supersport ranks to become a regular front runner scoring podium finishes in the last 2 rounds of 2015. Sam is now gearing up for the challenge of his first season in BSB, and looking forward to his first outing on the Team WD-40 Superbike.

Sam Hornsey: “I am very pleased and honoured to be welcomed to the GR Motosport Superbike Team for 2016. I am excited as it is something I have aimed at for the past 10 years and now its falling into place with Team WD-40. We have exciting times ahead for both parties and i can not wait to start working with Brent and the team. The bike and infrastructure is very impressive and working with such a straight team and family i think 2016 could be a very good year for me. I know i am a rookie to the class but we as a team we will build and improve as my aim would be to top rookie, and having jack as a team mate to learn from theres no reason why we cant achieve this #94.”

Brent Gladwin: “As team principal it is always a good idea to have an eye on what is happening in the other classes, and again the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship has produced a crop of great young riders. I have known Sam for quite a while and helped him out a couple of times, he has always shown great attitude and real potential, which has shone through this season as he became a clear front runner and podium finisher in the Supersport class. Sam had a fun ride out on a superbike in the later part of the season, the results of which made my decision to sign him quite easy. Over the next few weeks, we have a few more important and exciting pieces of Team News to come for 2016. The racing side of things will continue with Sam Atkinson in MotoX over the winter and then its testing to be ready for the season .

We will as always continue all our promotional duties for our sponsors in their own individual fields. We will again feature in the Milan motorcycle show, with some things at the NEC too. It is important to understand that without our sponsors the sport would be a poorer place so please take a moment to click on the links below to see what they all do and spread the word, Thank You !”

Calendar

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

Team WD-40 Superbike

Josh Bannister
Born: June 11th, 2009

Josh Bannister

Born:June 11th, 2009
Nationality:British
Hometown:Nuneaton
Hobbies:Mounting Biking
Favorite Circuit:Angmering
Favorite Food:Anything & Everything
Favorite Car:Range Rover
Helmet:X-Lite N-602
Leathers:Dannisport
Career Highlights:

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

Personal Sponsors:VCAD LTD A1 Cufflinks R&G Racing 151's Louga Graphics
Jack Kennedy
Born: December 6th, 1987

Jack Kennedy

Born:December 6th, 1987
Nationality:Irish
Hometown:Dublin
Hobbies:MX, Boxing, cycling, training
Favorite Circuit:Portimao
Favorite Food:Penne Arrabbiata
Favorite Car:Ferrari F50
Helmet:Arai
Leathers:RST
Boots:Alpinestars
Gloves:RST Tractech Evo
Career Highlights:

2014: World Supersport Championship (12th)  Best finish – 2nd Portimao

2013: World Supersport Championship (7th)

2012 British Supersport Championship (2nd)

2011 British Supersport Championship (7th)

Monarch of Mondello (1st)

2010 Briitsh Supersport Championship (4th)

2009  British Supersport Championship (11th).

Sunflower Trophy Superbike  (3rd)

2008  R1 Cup Championship (5th)

Irish Superbike Race of the Year (1st)

National Supersport Championship (2nd)

2007 British Supersport Cup Championship (5th)

Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

Leinster 200 (1st)

2006 British Supersport Cup Championship (4th)

Irish Southern Centre Supersport Championship (1st)

Birrane Cup Championship (1st)

Leinster 200  (1st )

2005 National Irish Supersport Championship (1st)

Birranne Cup Championship  (1st)

2004 Irish Clubmans SuperSport Championship (1st)

2003 125 Aprilla Challenge Championship (2nd)

2002  Irish Mini-Moto Championship (1st)

Personal Sponsors:Dawn International, VTL Van Fleet Transport, Megabikes, Caffrey International, Harry’s Bikes, RST Moto-Direct, Arai Helmets, High 5 Sports Nutrition, Crunch Fitness, Premier Active, You Twist Cafe

Team WD-40 Blata Factory

Sam Atkinson
Born: September 27th, 2003

Sam Atkinson

Born:September 27th, 2003
Nationality:British
Hometown:Alnwick
Hobbies:bikes, football training
Favorite Circuit:Anywhere I can win
Favorite Food:steak medium rare
Favorite Car:VW Transporter it takes me racing
Career Highlights:

2013;  Started local club racing (3 years too late) competition was hard, but progressed well through out the year 65cc class

2014  Club Racing and British youths 65 and 85, Best result, Hole shot Award  and Won

2015 British youth Nationals, North east, then visiting other club racing

Personal Sponsors:L&A Reinforcements, 7t racing
Tarran Mackenzie
Born: October 29th, 1995

Tarran Mackenzie

Born:October 29th, 1995
Nationality:Scottish
Hometown:Stirling
Hobbies:Running, Cycling, Dirt Track/TTR, Pitbiking Relationship
Favorite Circuit:Austin, Texas
Favorite Food:Chicken Fajitas
Favorite Car:BMW M3
Helmet:AGV Corsa
Leathers:RST
Boots:RST Tractech
Gloves:RST Tractech
Career Highlights:

2006/ 2008 – British and Scottish Mini Moto Championship

2009 – Various Aprilia rs125 championships to secure national licence

2010 – British 125cc Championship, Best result 17th

2011 – British 125cc Championship, Best result 4th, 13th overall

2012 – British Motostar Championship, Best result 2nd, 10th overall

2013 – British Motostar Championship, Best result 1st, 2nd overall

Personal Sponsors:Amtech, Lexelle, Merit Merrell, Motorpoint, Cleverass MPS Aviation, Moto Direct, AGV/ RST, Knockhill Circuit, Replicast Racing, Raceways, Optimum Fleet Managment, Focused Events, Alan Duffus Motorcycles

Championships

12 British Championships Won
1 Euro Championships Won
2 Other

Sponsors

Competition

Past Masters

Sam Hornsey

Born:February 4th, 1994
Nationality:British
Hometown:Bucknell, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Career Highlights:

2015 – World Supersport Championship GB Round (7th)

2015 – First British Supersport Podium Silverstone RD11

2014 – First British Supersport Pole Position Assen RD10

2010 – First British GP125 Podium Snetterton RD7

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.

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

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Contact GR Motosport:

07957 424 580
[email protected]
www.grmotosport.co.uk

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