Long Eaton’s Ben Godfrey will be remaining in the National Superstock 1000 class for 2017, but this time he will be on a bigger and better than ever package, with big backing from LED Solutions, from Leicester.
Godfrey had a 2016 which saw him in and out of the Stock 1000 series, starting with Morello Racing, before rounding out the season with his own team, which was also led by LED Solutions sponsorship.
The 21 year old finished joint 18th in the series last year, although with just 5 races where he competed. For 2017, the team which is run by Godfrey himself, will feature a 7.5 tonne lorry which will be used for hospitality and garage space. The rule changes in the class for the upcoming season will allow the team to play around more with the settings of the bike. There will be a huge colour scheme change and will see the team with Bitubo suspension and on the BMW.
Godfrey is the development rider for Austin Racing, who are also supporting the team for the upcoming campaign. Other sponsors include: Signet signs, Vape HQ, Austin Racing Exhausts, Held Rider Equipment, Shark Helmets, Daytona Boots, RnG Crash Protection, Pro Fibre Fairings and MHP Engineering.
The team are also on a look out for a second rider, and are in talks with several; one of them is the very well known A Someone! As well as looking for a second rider, the team are always looking for new sponsors. The Pit Crew Online looks forward to keeping up with Ben and the team for the 2017 season, and wish him and everyone around him a very successful year.
Thanks to Pete Boocock for the image.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko