Steve Patrickson has announced that he will field a five rider team in the British Motostar standard class championship in 2019.
The West Yorkshire based team have signed up Calum Beach, Franco Bourne, Harvey Claridge, Cameron Horsman and Jeremy Knight for the coming season.
We’ve got a good bunch of lads together for this year and really looking forward to starting testing at Cartagena in March.
17-year-old Cameron Horsman from London has competed in the standard class since its inception in 2016 and previously in the 125 class. Last season he finished sixth overall although on the same points as Scott Swann in fifth. He stood on the podium twice during the year. Horsman also competed in the British Talent Cup, a series set up by Dorna Sports as part of their Road to MotoGP programme. He was also sixth overall in that championship with two fourth places, one in Assen and the other in Valencia. Horsman was invited back to challenge in the British Talent Cup in 2019.
Franco Bourne will be in his second Moto3 season as he lines up for the SP125 Racing team. Bourne scored 61 points in 2018 finishing 13th at the end of the season. His results improved as the year went on. He scored points in seven of the last eight races including an eighth place at Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch in the final round. He also competed in the British Talent Cup in 2018 scoring 34 points. Despite a sixth place at the final round in Valencia he was not slected to return to the series for 2019.
Jeremy Knight also has a Moto3 season under his belt as he joins Steve Patrickson’s team. The Newbury youngster began road racing at ten years old so has had some catching up to do, compared to some of his peers. He has already come close to a top ten finish and with a year’s experience he should continue to improve. His best results were at Cadwell Park where he finished 11th in both races.
Like Bourne Harvey Claridge rode in both the British Motostar and British Talent Cup championships in 2018. Having moved up from the Cool Fab Racing series Claridge did well in the Moto3 category of BSB with Steve Patrickson’s team in 2018. Towards the end of the season he began to score regular points including a seventh in the final race of the season. Claridge also scored eleven points in the British Talent Cup Championship. Like his team mate Cameron Horsman he was invited back to compete in 2019.
Calum Beach, has been preparing for his maiden Moto3 season with some training out in Spain with No Limits Trackdays. Last season the 13-year-old raced an Aprilia 125 in several club championships. He went on to win the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Racing Club Formula 125 title. It was his first year on full size circuits. Previously he raced in the Cool Fab Racing championship, finishing fifth in 2017 on a GP70.