GBmoto seeking new rider for 600 endurance switch

In Endurance, News, No Limits

ENDURANCE squad GBmoto will be back in action next season as they go after the No Limits National Endurance 600 title.

And the bikes won’t be the only thing changing as chiefs are on the hunt for a new rider.

The team, led my former BSB team boss Mark Smith-Halvorsen, are set to switch to Yamaha R6s for the 2020 season as they say farewell to their SV650s.

And after a year on the twins in which the squad ended holding a 100 per cent finished record to take sixth overall in the 600 standings, Smith-Halvorsen says he’s raring to get back to the track with new bikes.

“We have successfully wound ourselves back into being a credible Endurance Racing team over the last two years and had a lot of fun doing it at NLR,” he admitted. “I feel we are back to where we should be in terms of dialling bikes and riders into each day, at each circuit and putting together a race plan that helps to maximise the performances.

“All of the guys in the team deserve a great credit for that – we like to appear happy-go-lucky, but we are dead serious about getting results on the inside.”

While former British Motostar regular Elliot Lodge will be back in action alongside Max Smith-Halvorsen next season, team rider Kasey Wyatt has taken a step back from racing, prompting GBmoto’s hunt for a new contender.

“Kasey has ridden and raced so well in the last two seasons and is regularly our top qualifier, often having the fastest race pace too. We will really miss him and hope he is back on track soon.

“Elliot and Max are back and we would like to hear from other 600 riders who are interested in joining our three-man team for 2020″.

In a serious bid to recruit the right pilot, GBmoto is offering to pay for all race entries and practice day fees, all fuel and pre-season testing in the UK.

Those serious about finding out more can contact Mark at: mark@gbmoto.com

*Image: Joel Cooper

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