Halsall Racing Team, which runs the Bennetts Suzuki British Superbike squad, has launched a junior minibike team which will compete in the Cool FAB Racing British Minibike Championship in 2017.
The junior Halsall Racing team will be sponsored by Movuno.com, and is the eighth team that will compete in the championship, pledging its commitment to supporting motorcycle racing at grassroots level.
Owner Martin Halsall announced the rider line-up on Saturday (17th September) at Round 10 of the MCE Insurance British Superbikes Championship at Donington Park. James Cook, 9, from Swindon; Callum Beach, 10, from Abergale in north Wales; Elliot Jones, 6, from Ollerton near Newark and Bailey Stuart-Campbell, 8, from Wokingham were selected at random from a list of hopefuls.
Martin said he’s looking forward to working with Cool Motor Racing to develop and support the BSB stars of the future: “I have a home in Spain and see the children day in day out whizzing around the circuits on the mini-motos and now that it’s taking off in the UK, I’m really keen to get involved as we know there’s a lot of talented young riders here.
“The Cool FAB Racing British Minibike Championship is so important as it provides kids with the opportunity to have a go, learn from those at the top level and find out what motorcycle racing is all about.”
Crispin Vitoria, Managing Director of Cool Motor Racing, said he’s delighted to welcome the Halsall Racing Team and Movuno.com to the championship.
“Our aim is to inspire and nurture talented young riders and provide an infrastructure that will encourage more youngsters to enter the sport,” explained Crispin. “Becoming an Official BSB Partner Series was an important step towards that and now we’re encouraging the leading teams, like Halsall Racing Team, to bring their brand into the mini-moto world.
“They provide a fantastic opportunity for our youngsters to be inspired and learn from those at the very top level of the sport and we are very grateful for their support.
“Cool FAB Racing has long played an active role in developing young British talent with the likes of Luke Mossey, Scott Redding, Danny Kent, Brad Ray and Charlie Nesbitt all coming through the sport and with the teams’ help and the support of British Superbikes, we hope that we can produce even more future champions.”