A new Supermoto team has been formed in the UK this winter. The new Team 698racing will compete with Honda CRF450R 2012 SHR bikes in the British Supermoto Championship this season. We interviewed 698racing Team Manager John Earnshaw to get to know more about the team and their goals.
"Team 698racing was formed when Chris Walker and James Addy brought the race truck to compete out in the S2 class in the European Championship. With Chris as the bank manager , James as the number 1 rider and my skills as team manager and sponsorship coordinator team 698racing was born. The main idea was to club our effforts together to help cover growing costs involved and to help get backing from sponsors which has worked out rather well."
The 698racing team consists of three riders with succesful careers in Motocross, Supermoto and even Wakeboarding.
"We are one of the largest teams in the UK with James Addy who is an ex school boy MX star as ymsa champion, supernational champion and also British Supermoto champion . Chris Walker also has a MX background and finished 8th overall in the British Supermoto Championship last year. I have a different background as a 2 time British wakeboard champion."
So what are the goals for the team in 2013?
"To stay healthy and to win races , we are also hoping to help promote Supermoto in the UK and promote our sponsors. This is going to be done through our youtube channel 698racingtv set up by our tv crew adrian. We also have the website www.698racing.com. I would like to thank all our current sponsors for the team:
Team SHR, trm honda ,lr designs ,100% goggles ,redraven, picalogo, matrix ,unit clothing ,feridax ,bike alert ,A&s packing ,the sun inn, ice valley water, racebike bitz, walker builders, Alpina whees UK, rock oil, Moto Extremes, pro access scaffolding, duratex seatcovers, r&g, drilltec.