BRITISH SUPERSTOCK TEAMS

2015-08-22T00:00:00+02:00August 22nd, 2015|8 Hours of Oschersleben 2015|

Two British teams are competing in the Superstock class of the FIM: recent arrival Prime Factors Racing, and Jackson Racing, a legendary name in Britain.

Prime Factors Racing was set up in 2014, and is managed by Bruce Charman. “We made our debut at the British Endurance championship last year,” says Charman. “It was our maiden run, and we won. And so the team’s owner gifted us the chance to compete in the FIM EWC. What a brilliant reward! We’ll also be racing the Isle of Man TT and the Northwest 200 in Ireland. We’ve started out the Endurance world championship in the Superstock class, and our objective this season is to complete all the races. Our BMW’s in good nick, and our riders are efficient. Here in Germany, we’re aiming for a place in the top five at the end of the race. We would like to get into Formula EWC next year.”

The Jackson family – a proper British motorcycling dynasty – have been competing in races since the 1970s. Alan, the father, won several championships. His sons Andy and Alan Jr have now taken over from him; the latter is team manager of the Jackson Racing squad, entered for the entire FIM EWC in the Superstock class. “We compete in other races like the Isle of Man TT, the Northwest 200 in Ireland and the Manx Grand Prix, but the FIM EWC is our main focus. We’re learning from every race, and we’re already preparing for 2016. We don’t know yet if we can get into the Formula EWC category next year, but that’s our goal – it’s up to Honda.”