After parting company with Morello Racing in the National Superstock 1000 series a few months ago, I caught up with Ben Godfrey once again, to see how he is getting on riding back in his own team. The former National Superstock 600 podium finisher is only doing a selected few rounds this season, and will therefore not be in action at Cadwell Park this coming weekend.
How has your season been so far, obviously the parting with Morello wasn’t what you had in mind?
The season has been a good learning season due to the switch in manufacture change. We have had to learn a completely new style and characteristic of bike! I really enjoyed riding both of them. The Kawasaki is a real strong package but I’m really enjoying being in my own team again and loving the BMW. It’s hard to explain the difference between the two manufacturers but for me the way the power is delivered and the quality of the motorcycle! Also saying that, the Kawasaki is an excellent bike.
Any new sponsors and what are the plans for 2017?
I have a new main sponsor this year; Gary from led solutions and Sygnet signs. And we are really focusing on next season as this year we are taking all the track time as testing, hence why I’m racing in the NG road racing championship, and not full time in the BSB paddock. We have a great plan for next year and all looks extremely exciting, so hopefully we will have more on this soon.
Did you leave Morello on good terms?
We ended on good terms as things just weren’t working how I and the team wanted or expected to. However, I still keep in touch with the team and wish them all the best, we are still friends and we didn’t fallout. I’m still very good friends with my team mates from the team Fraser and Davey.
Explain to everyone just how much effort is required to be fast in the BSB paddock?
To make a great team it’s a huge effort from everyone. Everyone has to be on point, the chemistry when we are working together is very important. To be anywhere near the factory teams is a great achievement for myself and my little team! There’s 5 factory riders and teams in front: Mackenzie, Rutter, Elliot, Hutchy and Farmer.
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