22-year-old Stalbridge lad, Brad Jones, secures a new deal with PR Racing BMW to race in the British Superbike Championship for 2021. After competing in British Supersport onboard a 600cc machine for four years, Brad has been given the opportunity he has been working towards for many seasons and will make the step up into the premier class.
PR Racing BMW based in Liverpool have 26 years of racing experience, the ethos of their team is to go racing for the passion, showcase the experienced and develop young talent. Brad says having a team like PR around him for his debut season in Superbike will be great, as he will share the passion for racing with them and looks forward to working with them to develop into an competitive Superbike rider.
Here is what the local lad had to say, ‘’I am over the moon to have this opportunity with PR Racing BMW, for years I have been working hard to make my way up to the Superbike class and that has always been the goal. Now I have I got here I want to make the most of it’’. There is a steep learning curve ahead for the young superbike rider, as he now has to tame 225bhp compared to the 140bhp he has been used too.
The 2021 British Superbike calendar consists of 11 rounds across the country, with each round made up of three races per weekend, totaling 33 races. This means plenty of time for Brad to showcase his talent so we asked him what his expectations are… ‘’For the first season I have don’t have any expectations, I am well aware and understand that there is a lot of learning and adapting to do, the style of riding is different and that’s something that will take time to get the hang of. Fortunately for me, I am working with a crew I’ve worked with before and we can benefit from the team’s wealth of experience’’.
All Pictures by Kerry Rawson