Team Announcement

Charlie Crawt #137 is stepping away from the team.

In mutual agreement, Charlie has decided to step away from the BD Racing Team.

We, at BD Racing have enjoyed working with Charlie through this estranged season (due to COVID). Charlie has decided to allow the opportunity for another rider to experience working with BD Racing.

At the final round with Bemsee at Brands Hatch GP, Charlie is bringing his beloved Minitwin out for a play and also running his NEW R6 in Thunderbike Sports.

We wish Charlie all the best for next season and look forward to catching up in the paddock in 2021.

Charlie Crawt’s Statement

It has been a strange year, with the suspension of Racing due to Covid. It’s also been an absolute pleasure working with BD Racing UK.

In a mutual agreement, I have decided to step away from the Team to run my own R6 within the Thunderbike Sport Class; and also my Minitwin within the MRO’s.

This gives the Team space to embrace and mentor another Rider within the BD Racing Stable during the 2021 Season.

Ian and the Team work hard and their passion for Motorcycle Racing is extraordinary. It has been an absolute pleasure being part of BD Racing and I thank the Team for all their support, both on and off the Track.

See you all at Brands for the final round and I would like to wish Ian, and the Team all the best for the Future.

EMRA – Rnd 3 – Mallory Park

Time for Rnd 3 with EMRA and we travelled 150 miles to the iconic motor sport venue, Mallory Park. Nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, with tranquil lakes,and rolling hills.

Deciding to stay at the Kirkby House Hotel on the Saturday Night, we woke to a chilly, overcast morning. The day slowly got better with the sun breaking through before it was time to qualify.

Qualifying – EMRA

Qualifying was at 1100 hrs in the 125 and Lightweight Class (Formula 125, GP125 up to 450cc and Lightweight’s). The session went well and Fred McMullan qualified 11th overall and fifth in class; setting a time of 1:03.61. Looking back to last month for Rnds 1 and 2, this was 2 seconds faster.

No changes were undertaken to the set up of the bike.

Fred McMullan said “The bike was good and I wasn’t fighting with it”. This is the same set up that we ran at Donington Park with BMCRC.

Race 1 – Mallory Park

Race 1 was a Split Grid with Fred starting in the second group, 10 seconds behind the first group. After qualifying Fred, was 6th on the Grid in his group. After a fairly good start Fred McMullan set a new personal best that Mallory Park with a 1:01.5; finishing 8th overall and 4th in Class.

Race 2 – Mallory Park

Race 2 and due to Fred McMullan’s great lap time started 4th on the grid in his group. Once again Fred McMullan had a good start overtaking riders on the first bend on the outside.

Fred McMullan finished the race with a new personal best of 1:00.7. Finishing in 7th place overall and 3rd in class. The winner, #66 – Annabel Thomas was riding an NSF 250 British Talent Cup Bike. Fred McMullan was racing against other British Superbike Junior SuperSport spec bikes. Fred McMullan currently races a 400 (restricted to 37 BHP) and did very well.

It was a fantastic weekend for Fred McMullan with EMRA and felt relaxed and happy. Now looking forward to a great Weekend at Brands Hatch GP, with BMCRC (Bemsee) in 2 weeks.

#36 – BMB – Rnd 4 – Three Sisters

After a 3 hour drive we arrived at the Three Sisters Race Circuit. Ready for Round 4 of the British Minibike Championships and more importantly for the Junior SM90 Class.

We were first out on Saturday Morning for the Junior SM90 / Mini GP Practice 1. Leo settled down well, and whilst getting used to the circuit set a best lap time of 1:52.10.

Junior SM90 / Mini GP Practice 2 was conducted prior to lunch. Leo was looking great, shaving 19.31 seconds of the previous lap time; setting a 1:32.39.

After lunch saw qualifying sessions and things were getting better with Leo getting better and better.
Q1 saw Leo set a 1:26.31 and gaining P19 (11th in Class) and in Q2
P16 1:23.27 (10th in Class).

Sunday morning arrived and a bit of a panic. A rubber bung had come out of the engine. We were able to resolve the issue with a tab washer to retain it and all ready for Warm up.

Warm Up saw Leo set a 1:27.09 on Lap 4 out of 6. The fastest lap time so far this weekend. Awesome weekend so far.

So its time for Race 1 at 3 Sisters.

Leo had a better start and only dropped 1 place down to 19th after starting P18 on the Grid. On lap 6, Leo regained P18 after passing Ollie Brooks #19. Leo finished P18 (15th in Class) and set an even better lap time of 1:22.75. The fastest lap during the weekend.

Sadly due to a serious incident in Race 1 of the Pit Bike Spares Stock 140 Group B Class; all 2nd Races were cancelled for the day. But it was good to here that Nathan Gardner #254 was airlifted to Hospital and is doing OK.