MALLORY Park specialists Will and Matt Shaw are preparing to make double trouble as they head to Thundersport GB this season.
The twin brothers come with pedigree as well and, with three EMRA championships between them last year, are looking to make an impact once again in 2018.
Matt, who stole the CB500 title from points rival Paul Sawyer at the final round, heads to Thundersport’s brand new 500 Sportsman category to see where he stacks up against some of the fastest in the country.
Meanwhile Will, double champion in the Superstock 600 and Supersport classes at EMRA, is gearing up to take on the Sportsman 600 ranks.
But neither of the Shaws are underestimating the level of competition – they know they have a job on their hands, but both insist they’re up to the task.
“After suffering with arm pump, I had to be operated on in November so I feel there’s no better time to step up than now,” Will told UK Clubsport.
“Matt and I both know the qualify of riders in all classes at Thundersport is of a very high standard, but the time is right for the both of us to switch championships.
“We haven’t been to some of the circuits at all and others we’ve had quite little experience with so we’re looking forward to the challenge and will be giving it 100 per cent.”
The Shaws may not be on for a full season at Mallory Park, but they insist they’ll be mixing up track action with a few different clubs as time allows.
“Our plan is to focus on Thundersport but we aren’t ruling out the odd EMRA round. And we’d also like to go back to the Stars at Darley meeting if we can as I [Will] really enjoyed my first visit there last year.”
*Main image supplied by Will Shaw
*Side image: Steve Snelling