Just four years into his racing career Jeremy Knight will return to the the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship in 2019.
The 14-year-old from Newbury had a tricky first season in the Moto3 British Superbike support class in 2018. It was a steep learning curve and everyone knew, including Knight, that it was going to be a tough learning year. He had previously told us about how he had to change his riding style at the start of 2018.
During the year he had plenty of new circuits to get to grips with as well as a completely different bike. His team were also new to the Moto3 so everyone in the set up was learning.
Huge crash at Thruxton
At Thruxton he had a major crash and wrote-off his Honda NSF250R as well as damaging his elbow. The frame snapped at the headstock. Thankfully, sponsor BJT Mechanical Solutions Ltd stepped in and he was quickly back out at the next round on a new machine.
Closing in on top ten
The Park House school pupil never gave up and brighter moments came along. At Cadwell Park he was close to the top ten in both races in the August. Despite a crash on the opening day during free practice Knight went on to qualify 17th. He then raced to 11th in race one and repeated it again in race two.
Knight was also picked to attend the British Talent Cup selection event. Although he didn’t make it through he rode against the best riders across the British Isles.
In 2018 Jeremy Knight was helped by BJT Mechanical Solutions LTD, Smart Solutions LTD, You Fit Gym, The Bladebone & RS Catering and Events, Love life and Ride, MBC Despatch Racing, C & E Groundwork’s LTD, Newbury Aerials, A Plant, Pewsey Vehicle Multiworks, Rainbow Graphics, I & S Landscaping Services.
Training for 2019
Preparation for 2019 have already begun. Jeremy Knight has just returned from a training session at Cartagena with Dean Ellison. There is more track time planned in the New Year to help Knight continue his improvement this winter.
Next year he will once again join the British Superbike set up in the Moto3 category and will probably also make appearances in the NG Racing series when time allows.