Plans for Junior Superbike Teams Announced

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At round 3 of the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship in Rowrah, Cool Motor Racing announced their partnership with seven British Superbike teams who will support their own junior teams in the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship.

The leading superbike teams pioneering the way in supporting grassroots talent are Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha, Buildbase BMW, ePayMe Yamaha, Tyco BMW, Team WD-40, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Moto Rapido Ducati. Each of these teams have agreed to bring their brand into the Cool FAB Racing series by running their own Minibike teams in the championship.

Speaking about the partnership, Crispin Vitoria, Managing Director of Cool Motor Racing Ltd, said:

“By working with leading British Superbike teams; we’re helping to provide an infrastructure that encourages more young riders to try the sport and to take part in the Cool FAB Racing Championship. Our young riders will also have the opportunity to communicate with the people at the top of the sport; helping to cement a path into British Superbike racing.”

“Team WD-40 were the first to unveil their junior team, and are really pioneering the model for the rest of the British Superbike teams. By working with leading experts in the British Superbike Championship, 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.”

The teams will consist of four riders one from AC40Rookie, AC40Pro, Junior LC40 and MiniGP50 classes and will be allocated at random.

Riders will be allocated to teams over the next few months and will be kitted out in leathers branded in their Superbike team’s colours, branded wrapping for their bike, a team gazebo and will receive official clothing for both the young riders and their parents. All of this will be provided to the riders, at no cost to their parents.

Speaking about Team WD-40 involvement, Brent Gladwin, GR Motorsport Managing Director, said:

“As a team owner, I’ve seen that there are challenges in reaching young talent and helping them get onto the path into Superbike Racing. We wanted to get involved to help develop young riders, providing them with support and guidance to develop them into the future Champions of the British Superbike industry.

“Our young riders, Josh Bannister and Amanuel Brinton have been a fantastic addition to our team. And we’re excited to bring our brand into the Mini-moto world.”

Applications for the junior superbike teams are open to any Minibike rider and you don’t need to be currently racing with Cool FAB Racing to apply for a place. Already over 40 riders have put their details forward for consideration for the teams. Contact to register your interest.