We are pleased to welcome The Anchor (Hungry Horse) Public House as a Team Sponsor for 2022.
397 Goldington Road, Bedford MK41 0DS
The Anchor is famous for their Big Plate Specials, their fantastic range of drinks and their warm welcome. There’s always something going on, they have great food deals throughout the week, regular entertainment and offer free wi-fi in all their Hungry Horse pubs, so you can stay connected.
<CLICK HERE> to visit their website for further information and their location.
On behalf of the Team, Eddie(Pit Crew) proudly presented Pub Manager, Jay with a Frame of the Team Riders for the Pubs Sports Bar.
If you are ever in the area, pop in and say hello.
With 2 very experienced Racing Instructors, Pit Crew and extensive knowledge of all UK tracks and the Isle of Man; we can offer knowledge and assistance in developing your career and assist you in the set up of your race bike with our 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲.
If you do not have a Race Bike, the Team has a CBR600 compatible within the Thunderbike Sport Class at BMCRC available for Rent under the 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲.
Fred has been offered the opportunity to compete at this extremely competitive level on one of their Team Yamaha R3’s, by Ian Valleley, Team Manager of TeamVal-Tech Racing, Ian Valleley met Fred back in 2021 during his wild card debut at BSB at Donington Park.
Within the British Minibike Championships in the Mini GP 140 class, Fred finished 2nd in the 2017/2018 Winter Series and during the 2018 Summer Series finishing the season in 4th.
Moving up to the BMCRC (Bemsee) Paddock and competing in the ACU Team Green Junior Cup in 2020, Fred claimed 3rd place and followed this up in 2021 with another 3rd place and 2nd overall in the Team Green Championship. within the BMCRC ACU Team Green Junior Cup.
Additionally at the end of the 2021 Season with BMCRC, Fred was nominated and awarded the Ben Ball Trophy for ‘Tipped for the Top’. A total surprise to both Fred and the team but well deserved.
Team Manager, Ian Soilleux remarked “Fred has developed into an impressive talent that we all at BD Racing have been delighted to work with. It is hard to believe that he is only 14 years old; with such a responsible head on his shoulders. We shall continue to work with Fred within the 2022 season and support him through the next chapter of his racing career within BSB and TeamVal-Tech Racing. Good luck Fred”.
Fred commented “I am still buzzing; I think that this has to be the best Christmas present I have ever had. I am looking forward to be joining TeamVal-Tech Racing and competing in a full season at BSB on a Yamaha R3. I also cannot thank Ian Soilleux and all at BD Racing, who I have now worked with for the last 2 seasons within the BMCRC Paddock; and within whom none of this would have been possible. I won’t let you down and I am pleased that BD Racing shall still be supporting me through this next journey of my racing career.
David, Fred’s father responded “Fred has worked hard since the age of 6; starting off in Motocross. Everything Fred has done, he has thrown his heart and soul into; taking on board the highs and the lows, the praise and the criticism and seeking the rewards. Myself and Lesley wish Fred all the best in this next exciting venture and we are so pleased Fred has been giving this opportunity by TeamVal-Tech Racing. My last thank you goes to Ian Soilleux and all at BD Racing for all their help, assistance and support over the past 2 years and the forthcoming Season.
Q1 and Leo is in 14th (7th Novice) with a lap time of 59.50. If Leo can get a couple of seconds he’s in the top 10; and with 3 seconds in the top 7. Leo is only 9 off the top JSM 90 and 7sec off the second… so he is doing fantastic.
Leo is absolutely mustard through the new infield section much faster than most through it!
After qualifying 12 on the grid it wasn’t a good start for Leo. After lap 1 Leo Soilleux Racing – #36 had lost 4 places down to 16th.
As the race went on, Leo Soilleux Racing – #36 maintained his position setting a fastest lap time of 59.68 on his final lap and finishing 9th novice.
Starting 12th on the grid once again Leo Soilleux Racing – #36 was pipped as the race started, After lap 1 Leo Soilleux Racing – #36 was in 16th but with the bit between his teeth he past #111 Callum Maxwell moving up and finishing in 15th place (8th Novice) with a best lap of 56.96
Overall result of 12th in the JSM90 class walking away with 7 points.
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.
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.
BMCRC restarts the Season at Cadwell Park with what should have been Round 7. Due to COVID-19 the ACU suspended all racing and 5 Rounds subsequently cancelled.
Due to restrictions this only saw Ian and Foo travelling to Lincolnshire. This left the remainder of the team at their homes either with specific roles to remotely play or to follow via TSL-Timing.
Practice went well despite the unpleasant high temperatures.
We’re pleased with the performance of the Continental Race Attack Comp tyres that we are running this year; and hopefully next year. With only a few ‘slides’ but we expected this due to the extremely high track temperature. Tyre pressures were experimented with adjustments accordingly.
Foo was happy with the bike set-up of the Team CBR #2 and with a set of fresh tyre’s for the morning roll on qualifying.