Round eight of the Hel British Motostar Championship did not go to plan for riders Taylor Moreton and Ed Rendell and the team had much work to do over the weekend. Taylor only managed one lap in the first practice session returning to the pits with a misfiring engine. A quick engine change was done in time for Taylor to get back on track in session two but just as he was getting into his rhythm he slipped off meaning he only had a handful of laps in all day. Qualifying did not fare better when again he slipped off but despite the lack of track time Taylor brought it home in both races to score another twelve points taking his tally to an impressive 131 points.
Ed Rendell's weekend started off well with first and second in the two Friday sessions but the troubles began while warming up the KTM for qualifying. An unidentifiable sound from the engine meant we dare not let Ed go out so missing qualifying and having to once again start on the back of the grid for the first race of the weekend. With an untried engine fitted Ed made a good start and had somehow made his way up to third when he lost the front with just a few corners to go. Sunday was trouble free and Ed started from the front row to finish the race in a close third and only four and half seconds behind the winner Tom Booth Amos.
Some of our long-term sponsors have already pledged their support and we thank them for that and look forward to hearing from both new and old sponsors who are able to come on board for the 2017 season. Please help if you can to give the team and our riders the chance to represent Britain at the highest level.
To contact the team call 07762 428210 or email email@example.com or visit www.banksracing125.com. We would welcome a major backer which would allow us to upgrade to the latest machinery which could be decorated in colours and design of their choice. Many thanks to Sovereign Motors of Ashington for their recent donation towards the recent engine problems the team have been experiencing.
There are twenty two races in our championship this year with most of them televised both in the UK, Europe and worldwide. British Superbike meetings have crowds up to 30,000 people on the day plus TV and media coverage. The switch over to Moto3 bikes has been expensive and the costs are still ongoing but we are determined to stay at the front and would welcome some additional support Every little bit will really help and go to make the bikes the best we