CLUB and Minimoto team boss Charlie Hall is launching a new mission next season as he takes his Racecraft Rider Development squad to the British Junior Supersport class.
And with an aim to produce the UK’s next young talent in BSB or even the world championships, he believes the BSB support series is exactly the right step.
After running the Young Riders Minimoto Academy at Swindon Karting Arena and coaching racers within the Cool FAB and British Minibikes Championships in recent years, with two British Champions from his stable, Hall had been looking to create a clear path through the ranks for youngsters.
But it isn’t just minibikes where Hall has spent time. This year, he also worked with Thundersport GB Superteen lap-record-holder Louis Rendell, whose fight with dominant champ Harry Leigh ended after a supermoto injury put him out of action.
Now, however, the team boss is making the move up to the BSB paddock as he fields 13-year-olds Ben Taylor and Alessandro Valente in the Junior Supersport series.
Taylor started racing in 2016 and just two years later, after time in the British Minibike ranks, took on the Superteens series, where he finished 15th overall this season.
Valente, however, will be making his maiden appearance on full-sized machinery after a few seasons in the Cool FAB championship as he moves up from Metrakits.
“The idea is to establish a clear stepping stone for Britain’s youngest talent moving up from championships such as Cool Fab, British Minibikes and Thundersport into the BSB paddock,” Hall told UK Clubsport.
“We want to offer them a supportive and fun environment with low pressure. The only expectation is for the young riders to apply themselves and learn something each weekend.
“I have good connections in the grassroots championships and so this will enable me to keep an eye out for the next talent progressing through year on year and offer them a place in the team to learn the big tracks and bikes.”
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