Banks Racing riders suffered a tough three days at round five of the Hel Motostar British Championship held at Snetterton. Although the weather stayed dry all weekend gusting winds caused problems for Taylor. Being so small and light makes it difficult to transfer weight to the front of the bike so when there is a sudden gust of wind the front wheel goes light causing the bike to run wide but despite these problems Taylor pushed hard to secure 7th in his class on day one. Ed also finished 7th in his first outing of the day but after that never completed a lap until Sunday warm up due to and intermittent electrical problem.
Sunday was still windy but less than the previous day and Taylor made a good start and battled hard all race to finish 6th in his class and is just one point behind Charlie Atkins in the championship. With Ed's electrical problems sorted he started dead last on the grid but was mid pack in just a few laps. With three laps to go a group of eight riders were battling for the final podium place three seconds ahead of Ed. Learning more about the FTR KTM every lap and with confidence growing Ed closed the group down passing a few to finish 7th setting the third fastest lap of the race and perhaps had the race been a few laps longer a podium place was a strong possibility. Many thanks to Chris and Dominic Pearce for some great photos from Snetterton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 can for the 2017 season. PayPal donations are also most welcome and can be made via the Banks Racing website.