British Superbikes Series

Following our recent news post about us sponsoring local, Cheshire based British Superstock rider, Joe Talbot #19, this page will be updated frequently to let you know what’s going on in the British Superbikes and the support series’.

Race Reports

Round 11 Brands Hatch 15th - 17th October 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

BSB Finale – Brands Hatch

 

The last round of the British Championship at Brands Hatch was a roller coaster of emotions, not having the most solid day on Friday, was struggling to find a nice setup with the bike and to put a lap time together.

 

We found something in qualifying, then the rain stopped play early, but got it into 6th place despite this.

 

In Race 1, I felt ok, was in 4th with a little gap to 2nd and 3rd but once I saw my pit board and that Jack was out I tried to back it off and not do anything silly, came home in 4th.

 

Going into the last race level on points I knew I had to beat Jack, I tried my best in the race and felt confident, I got up to 2nd then Jack passed me, I was waiting for my moment but unfortunately a rider made a pass on me which had slow mid corner speed and let Jack slip away as I was now stuck behind, anyway that’s racing, it was a hard pill to swallow knowing I was so close to getting my first British Championship, even at this moment in time it’s still heartbreaking, but now I have got to move onto the next chapter and take the many positives from this season. 

 

I have learnt a lot and I’m very happy with my results in only my 2nd year in Stock 600 and racing career so far overall, throughout this year, I never finished outside the top 4, 2 wins and a handful of podiums so not too bad.

 

Would like to say a massive thank you to all the team at JR Performance for an awesome year, everyone worked so very hard and it nearly happened but we win or lose together and a huge thank you to all my sponsors for allowing me to have the opportunity to fight for a British title.

 

Thank you to my family, my dad, mum and brother for the non stop work all year and constant support.

Massive thanks to all the well wishers, we had so many texts and people coming to talk to us about the championship inc some top names in the sport.

 

We will now have some well earned rest and look forward to the next challenge.

Thanks again to every single one of you, will be posting a 2021 review in the next week or so, keep an eye out for that.

 

Have a great week !!!

JT19

BSB Junior Superstock Standings after race 15

BSB Junior Superstock Race 16 Result

Round 10 Donnington Park 1st - 3rd October 2021

I look to regroup during my time off and head to Brands in my best form, I’m looking forward to it, it isn’t over til the fat lady sings.

 

Massive thanks to all of my sponsors once again, everyone who came out to the track and for all the messages of support and to big Joe for getting the engine strip done in time, in a professional way.
#jt19

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

So we headed to Donington this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2021 season.

 

Was an unfortunate weekend, starting Friday with a P4 in a very wet first practice session, in FP2 managed to finish P2 putting 2 solid last laps together in the cold.

 

Qualifying was wet and cold, the track was slippy with not much grip, came home P7 for the grid position, which wasn’t the best but felt happy to get through the field for the race.

 

The race began well, it was still a little damp from the wet morning, so in the opening laps I took my time and began to trust the track conditions.

 

However throughout the race I really struggled with the front end of my bike, it held me back as I was not feeling much confidence in the front.

 

I managed just to sit in for the fight for 2nd, unfortunately as I began to set my move up on the last lap I had a big moment costing me a few seconds in the battle for the podium.

 

 

I tried my utmost best throughout the race with the cards I was dealt, we now have a weekend off, then to Brands Hatch for the final round.

Round 9 Oulton Park 24th – 26th September 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

BSB Round 9 at our home track of Oulton Park was a hectic one, sitting out most of the session due to dodgy conditions and a red flag, for FP2, the weather dried up and I had a solid session finishing P2 & P3 in FP1, but felt happy with the bike.


Qualifying was a wet one, I knew the track would become drier as the session unfolded though, managing to place myself 3rd starting on the front row.


Race 1, I got off to a good start, managed to make a gap of 1 second but got slowly caught up, on the last lap I got shunted hard going into Shell Oils, which made me go wide, so I made the pass back at Knickerbrook but unfortunately got squeezed out again at Lodge finishing in P2.


The late race on Sunday went well, was running a decent pace throughout the whole race, managed to bide my time and then made the move for first but Zak and I were battling hard for the lead, unfortunately I didn’t know it was the last lap, so came in P2, feel like I had a lot more to give but at the end of the day came away with 2 solid 2nd place finishes and reduced the points gap down to 10.


Massive thank you to all my sponsors as always, WMC, Charlie Farley, Altius Healthcare, also PTM, Peter Kirk, Andy Heaton & my family for coming out to Oulton to support me and thank you to the team for another good weekend.

Thanks to everyone who sent messages of support (lots of them ) and came out to watch the racing, hope you enjoyed the weekend.
I learnt some things in the last race that hopefully will fix the persistent problem.
On to Donington this weekend for round 10, see what we can do there.
#JT19

Round 8 Silverstone 10th – 12th September 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

Round 8 at Silverstone was a tough weekend starting off on Friday with a wet FP1, I was inside the top 5 all session, but then came in with 2 mins remaining and it started to dry, finished P11.

 

On Sunday, the race started off well, getting the holeshot from 3rd on the grid but then 2 laps into the race the safety car came out, didn’t feel too bad in the race but Jack got into the lead and as we were battling for 2nd we were letting him get away, got myself into 2nd but unfortunately got passed after the back straight and so came home in P3, it was a hard pill to swallow because I knew I could have gone faster, was getting held up and battling around too much but taking the positive, coming away with a podium on a track I knew I was going to struggle at and after my crash in FP, I am relatively happy.

 

Well Done to Jack Nixon Racing & AsherDurham64

 

Now looking forward to the next round at Oulton Park where I feel good and the plan is to grab some championship points back.

Thank you to the team, all my sponsors, Rob at 151’s, everyone who came out to support & sent messages over the weekend, you are all very much appreciated.

Round 7 Snetterton – 3rd - 5th September 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

This weekend at Snetterton for Round 7, I started off feeling good with a P2 in FP1 and 4th in FP2 the times were all very close from the start of the weekend, I went quicker every session, we didn’t have to make any drastic changes to the bike just little tweaks.
 
Trying to better it in qualifying, I finished P7 doing a 1.54.7, it was a little disappointing considering I didn’t feel terrible when I was out there, it just didn’t feel amazing, I knew I had work to do from the 3rd row, so I tried to stay calm and focused all weekend, I knew I could do something from where I was.
 
I did not get the best start nor first lap like I normally do, however I just chipped my way through and led most of the race, but then I was passed on the second to last lap, I was pushing on but was losing quite a bit on the straights, I got really good drive coming out of the last corner but I just couldn’t do anything in the slip stream so unfortunately it was P2, a little bitter sweet, coming from P7 was good but I am not happy with my self for letting it go, that’s racing though. 
 
 
Would like to say Well Done to Jack Nixon on the victory and a mega Thank You to Charley Farley, all of my amazing sponsors as always for helping me achieve my goals and everyone who has sent messages of support, really appreciate you all.
We will be strong heading to Silverstone next weekend.💪

Round 6 Cadwell Park 20th – 22nd August 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

So we had back to back racing over the last 2 weekends, straight from Donington to Cadwell Park.
 
What a weekend at Cadwell, felt really strong from the start.
In FP1 we started with a good setting already and finished P1, a few minor changes were made for FP2 just to help with little problems throughout the lap, we came home P2 doing the fastest time I ever have done before of 1.31.977.
 
Qualifying was another decision about tyres, we went out with wets but around 3 laps in it was too dry for wets, so we put the drys in and took our time to get a feel for the track, finished qualifying P2, only .193 behind and happy to be on the front row.
 
Warm up on Sunday was very wet, we finished P1 so we knew the wet pace was there but then come the race it was a very difficult choice for tyres, we went down to pit lane with 2 dry tyres, however we saw it was then declared a wet race and through the trees it was still wet with a tiny dry line, the team choice was to put the wet front in and I went with their decision, I knew I had to get away from the start because the people who were on drys would come good towards the end of the race.
 
I managed to race well and did enough to bring home the P1 at the end, I think the tyre choice was dry dry, but we got the win & that is what counts, have come away from Cadwell leading the championship, but I remain focused and calm heading towards the next round over at Snetterton next weekend.
 
Would like to thank the team for an awesome weekend, my amazing sponsors & everyone who supports me, all my family for making the journey over there, really appreciate you all.

Round 5 Donnington Park 13th – 15th August 2021

This weekend at Donington, all started off ok with P5 in FP1, struggled a little with the bike, then in FP2 we struggled massively and unfortunately went the wrong route with the bike set up and came in 8th.
 
Not feeling too good, I tried to turn it around and made big changes with the bike which went in the right direction in qualifying getting P5 on Saturday, so we met our aim of the front 2 rows however was 0.4 off pace, so still had work to do.
 
The morning warm up was good, the bike felt good & so did I.
 
In the race had a good start, except I got boxed in the first corner, so made my way up to 3rd but then got passed and held up allowing gaps to appear, I was struggling with the front end of my bike chattering, but a few riders fell off in front of me, by then the gap was too big to first place, so I just tried to crack on with the minor problems I felt and managed to come home in P2, I’m really happy to be on the podium again & looking forward to Cadwell Park this weekend for Round 6, feeling strong.
 
Big shout out to JR Performance for a top job all weekend.
 
It was really good to see some of my main sponsors at the meeting this weekend too.
Thanks again to Gary & Terri for the factory chair.
 
Huge thanks also to Gary – Notso-Fast Rider Coaching for turning up to help whilst he was back in the UK for a spell & good to have Beno back in my team as I missed him at Thruxton.
 
And as always a massive thanks to all my sponsors, family, friends, everyone who came to see me over the weekend and sent messages, really means a lot to have your support.

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

Round 4 Thruxton 30th July - 1st August 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

This weekend, we were back away down south for Round 4 of the BSB Stock 600 championship.
 
Thruxton was always going to be tricky for me, first time ever at the track and as it is a very different track to most on the calendar.
 
In both free practice sessions it was wet, only giving me the qualifying session to learn the track at full speed in the dry, managed to get P9 in qualifying which I was disappointed with, as I was aiming for the front 2 rows, however, I wasn’t a million miles away on the times but had a lot of improvement to do on the bike.
 
We had our warm up session late on Saturday evening to try out the changes and they seemed to work, just a few little tweaks for the race were needed.
 
I started the 14 lap race on Sunday with a good start, moving up to 5th with the front bunch but around 5 laps in, the front 3 started to gap us a little, I didn’t feel really confident with the bike in the race but I tried my best with the issue I was dealt with.
 
The race was red flagged on lap 13 due to rainfall and I came home in P4, I am fairly content with this, being my first time there and knowing it was going to be a hard learning weekend.
 
Congratulations to Zak Corderoy Racing on the win, George Stanley Racing & my team mate Liam Delves Racing on taking 3rd.
Would also like to extend our condolences to the family & friends of the Marshall who tragically lost their life at Brands this weekend, such sad news, we really could not race without these amazing people giving up their own time for us 😓
 
Also constantly thinking of Brad Jones … keep fighting Brad 👊🙏
 
A massive shoutout to all my sponsors for the constant support throughout the season, my family for all the hard work & everyone who sent messages or came to say hello, now we have a couple weeks off so I can regroup and I will be ready to go again at Donington for Round 5.

Round 3 Brands Hatch 23rd - 25th July 2021

Debut Junior Superstock Win!!!

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

This weekend was the journey down south to Brands Hatch for round 3 of the Junior Superstock 600, we arrived on Thursday, all ready for the Free Practice session on Friday.
 
The weather report was once again changeable so we had an idea it may be a challenging weekend.
 
Friday morning was the first FP1, starting the weekend off with a P4 in FP1, not feeling a million miles off the pace, just needed to make some adjustments to the bike.
 
FP2, was fixing to all go to plan, getting in 7 laps before making a mistake and crashng out, I did not have the best time or feeling with the bike prior to the off in that session.
 
Qualifying was a very frustrating one, starting off wet, was running up at the front until it began to dry, so we put a dry rear tyre in, however it dried very quickly and could feel the front wet tyre over heating and feeling very soft so only managed to get 10th position on the grid which was not where I wanted to be, knowing I had a lot of work to do in the race, but remaining positive.
 
Race day on Sunday came around and yet again we had changing track conditions all the time, we went out on dry tyres due to the track being dry with a few wet patches around, I got a good start as I knew I needed to and chipped away, Jack & I knew the red flag was going to come out due to the rain just starting to fall, he made a move on me and I just got the best possible drive coming out the last corner and so managed to cross the line first just in time before it got red flagged, taking my first ever win in the BSB Junior Superstock.
 
Really chuffed with the result, especially from a start of 10th, leaving Brands in P2 in the championship race.
 
Would just like to thank my family for all their constant hard effort and the team for the hard work this weekend and of course to my sponsors that are allowing me to be here, I hope I did you proud this weekend !
 
Also to everyone who came to say hello at the track, sent messages of support & congratulations over social media etc, it really does help and is very much appreciated
 
We are all thinking of Brad and hoping he pulls through 🙏
Next up this weekend, quick turnaround and we go back down south to Thruxton for Round 4.

Round Donnington Park 2nd - 4th July 2021 Supporting World Superbikes

Pirelli Superstock National Junior Championship Race Report

So this weekend we were over at Donington Park for round 2 of the BSB Junior Superstock
Championship, it was included on the WSBK schedule, so was quite exciting to be in the mix with the big lads.
 
The weather was changeable all weekend, sunny one minute, thunderstorms the next, making it all very interesting re tyre choices and set up.
 
Was quite a challenging few days, starting off P2 in FP1 but needed to work on the bike a lot.
 
FP2, came in P3, so not too bad in the practice sessions to start the weekend off.
 
Qualifying on Sat morning was very wet, felt OK on the bike though and we made steps forward, but I was a little off the pace in ending in P11, not where I was looking to be at all, however we remained positive and moved on to the first race knowing I had a fair bit to do, was a close race throughout & managed to work my way up to P2, but then got pipped on the last couple of laps as the track started to dry, finishing in 4th place, which was not bad from a start of 11th I guess.
 
Moving on to Sunday, the 1st race of the day was good, battling up at the front end, I was biding my time, knowing where I was strong, sitting in 4th, getting ready to make a move but the red flag came out and unfortunately put an early end to the race, so I came in P4.
The last race of the weekend was touch and go with the weather, looking like another storm was going to hit, but luck was on our side and we had another dry race starting off pulling the hole shot and battling right up at the front the whole race, bringing it home in P3.
 
Another weekend of learning lots & how to improve, really chuffed to get a podium and I am ready & feeling more determined than ever for the next round which is at Brands 23-25th July.
 
Wishing James Alderson 19 a speedy recovery also and Congratulations to James, Zak Corderoy Racing & Jack Nixon Racing on their wins over the weekend.
 
Thanks to all the team for doing a top job with the sketchy conditions
And Rob 151s, love the new compression top design.
We know what to do for the next one and as always mega thanks to all my sponsors, family, friends, supporters for your messages & continued support.
JTR19

Visit to our sponsors PTM/Munsch & Co. 23/06/2021

So last week we went up to this stunning location in Bollington, Cheshire to meet my Sponsors up at PTM, we had a tour of the historic mill, it’s amazing inside & out, sitting right next to the canal, was apparently a cotton mill back in the day, really enjoyed meeting everyone up there and watching production taking place, took the bike with us and had some photos taken with them all.
Polymer Trade Manufacturing produce high performance gaskets and seals for all types of industries, working in partnership with W C Munsch & Co who have 40+ years experience in the rubber industry, which gives them the expertise to solve all sealing solutions.
They also supply pvc curtains, all types of plastics, sponge, hoses and fittings, rubber fabrications & mouldings and much more.
For the full product range their website is :
Insta – wc_munsch
Twitter – WCMUNSCH
Thanks so much to Simon, Clive, Paul & Debbie for sponsoring me and taking the time out of your busy day last week.
Thanks also to Clive for coming out to support me on Sunday
and to Jade who works up at PTM, coming along for the weekend with her Dad.
See you all trackside soon.

Round 1 Oulton Park 25th – 27th June 2021

National Junior Superstock Championship Race Report

So the 1st round began at my home track over at Oulton Park.
 
The weekend started off on Friday with damp conditions for FP1, then later on in the session we changed to dry tyres and finished P4 which was a very positive start to the weekend, in FP2 we went out on dry tyres, but rain started to fall 3 laps into the session, so that session finished very early for us, ending in P8.
 
Saturday in qualifying, I managed to get a good time in right at the end of the session, I just got pipped on the last lap by James and came home in P2.
 
The first race was good, was having a solid race up at the front but then got pushed wide and made a few too many mistakes, so was knocked off the podium to 4th, the gap was only 0.513 to the leader but I sure learnt a lot in that race and was focused for Sunday.
 
Race 2 came around, started P3 on the grid with another great start, once again running at the sharp end of the field, even managed to lead a few laps, battling as hard as I could and I came home in P3, so a good solid weekend in the bank, leaving the 1st round with my first podium & in 3rd place in the Championship, lots learnt and now raring to go this weekend at Donington.
 
Congratulations to Jack Nixon Racing on taking both wins this weekend.
 
I did my PB round here also at weekend so happy with that, was also my first time seeing spectators around the track, as in my 1st year of BSB last year, the pandemic had just begun and so did not see any all year, another new experience.
Massive shout out to the JR Performance team for all the help this weekend, they were simply amazing and to all my sponsors for making it possible for me to be competing in the races.
 
Thanks also to everyone who sent messages over the weekend, watched on tv, came to the track to support me, really appreciate you all.
Joe

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