THUNDERSPORT GB Superteens and Bemsee Team Green Champion Charlie Farrer is set to return to the clubs in 2018 after axing plans to move up to the Pirelli National Superstock 600 series.
But the teenage hotshot isn’t planning on a serious championship assault, and instead will enter selected club events while concentrating on the British Talent Cup.
The 15-year-old from Easington, County Durham, decided earlier this year he will move to 600s next season, instead of going down the favoured Moto 3 route.
But after also winning one of the 22 places in next year’s British Talent Cup, Farrer has had a change of heart, and will instead focus on the new Dorna-run series, while running his 600 at select Thundersport and BMCRC rounds.
He will use his time in the clubs to get to grips with, and hone his racing skills on the bigger bike, and plans to then make a few wildcard outings in the leading BSB support series later in the year.
“I’d planned on doing the full season in Superstock 600 but due to still being 15, I’ve not been able to get a lot of track time in on the R6 and I won’t be able to until I’m 16 in February,” he said.
“As track time is limited in the national championship, I’ve taken advice from other riders and people involved in the sport at that level, and they all said I would be wise to get some club races in on it first.
“Also, when the British Talent Cup calendar came out, I realised that with many of the rounds being on the BSB calendar, that I wouldn’t be able to give either my full attention.
“Getting into the Talent Cup was a dream come true for me, and I don’t want to squander the chance of giving it my very best by also running the 600, particularly at the start of the year, so I’m going to concentrate on that, and fit the 600 in around it.”
Farrer hasn’t yet decided which rounds he will run, but is keen to be on the Thundersport and Bemsee grids as early as possible.
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