Cool Fab Racing is about helping young riders get from the grassroots level to the Grand Prix. Juniors can start racing in the Cool Fab Racing British Championships from as young as 6 in the Minimoto 4.2 class. By the age of 10, it is possible for riders to have come through the Minimoto and MiniGP50 classes to race in the MiniGP70 series, which is, in all but size, a full race bike.
The history of Mini GP racing starts in 2003 when the first Metrakit Junior race bike was imported to the UK by BEK Wholesale Ltd. This race bike they had named the Mini GP as the bike had all the features of a GP style racer with a two stroke liquid cooled motor, six speed gear box, front and rear disk brakes and the handling of a full size race bike that makes it just like a small version of a GP bike.
The only issue they had once they had this new bike was how and where to race it. After a couple of months of negotiations with the ACU, it was agreed the MiniGP could be run on a trial based at a meeting at the Darley Moor Circuit. It would run in a race along with the Aprilia 125cc and JRA 80cc bikes, but would not count in the results.
The first rider was a 12 year Championship winning Minimoto rider called Chris Jones. After a trial on the bike in the paddock before the race and three practice laps, Chris went on to surprise everyone by out riding the other bikes in the race and finished 4th after starting at the back of the grid.
By the end of the season, Chris and the MiniGP bike had ridden circuits across the country, gained a National Race Licence, won several races even against full GP125 bikes, rode at the Race of the Year meeting and had broken the 80cc lap record at Anglesey.
In the 2004 as Chris moved onto the GP125 bike (on which his went on to win the series), FAB-Racing was formed to run the MiniGP British Championships. The first winner was 10 year old Scott Redding, who went on to become a MotoGP rider. The continued a succession of FAB-Racing graduates to go onto achievements in other racing series including Moto3 GP rider Danny Kent, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup riders Brad Ray and Rory Skinner and 5 BSB support class British Champions
In 2016 FAB Racing entered into a 10-year sponsorship agreement with Cool Milk changing its name to Cool FAB Racing.
Cool FAB Racing
In 2016, the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship formed a new partnership with the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship to encourage more young people to get involved in motorcycle racing. As an official BSB partner series, Cool FAB Racing aims to provide a grass roots infrastructure that will encourage more young riders to try the sport and to enter motorcycle racing.
By creating strong links between the grassroots and the very top of the sport, including the BSB riders themselves, young riders can be inspired by their Superbike heroes, while also receiving teaching in safety, racing technique and media training delivered by Cool FAB Racing that will help equip them for a professional racing career.
BSB teams JG Speedfit Kawasaki, Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha, Hawk Racing (under Bennetts Suzuki and Buildbase Suzuki) and Moto Rapido Ducati, have all agreed to set up junior teams to compete in the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship, helping to develop and support the BSB stars of the future.
Cool Motor Racing Ltd is the business delivering Cool Milk’s ten-year partnership with FAB Racing. Through delivering the partnership, Cool Motor Racing Ltd is hoping to raise the profile of the Cool FAB Racing and position it as the training ground for future British and World superbike stars.