Thornbury Ontario, Canada / Sheffield UK – March 25, 2014 – As announced on Monday, Scottish-born Canadian resident Ben Young is delighted to announce that he will contest the British Superbike 1000cc Superstock Championship aboard the #40 GR Motosport prepared Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R in the highly competitive 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championships (BSB).
Young is honoured to continue his long-term partnership with Tim Hortons (Sudbury) franchisee Gilles Bolduc for the third straight year. Not only will 2014 be a special year for Young, Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons will be celebrating their 50th anniversary as well.
Proudly sporting the Tim Hortons brand Young has been honing his craft racing throughout the United States in the AMA Pro Road Racing’s Daytona Sportbike class since 2011. 2013 was his best year to-date, highlighted at the opening round by an eighth place finish last March in the prestigious Daytona 200.
Residing in Canada since 2007, Young is no stranger to racing in the UK. He started off competing in the Scottish Minimoto Championships at the age of five then progressed to compete in the Scottish and British 125GP Championships.
Although this is a home coming of sorts for Young, the resident of Thornbury, Ontario Canada is looking forward the new challenge of riding the 1000cc machine in the British Superbike Superstock class.
Young is also honoured to continue his long-term partnerships with Aria Helmets and Scot-build Developments Inc. in his new venture abroad. He will continue to be outfitted with the latest AXO America Indy Leather Race Suits, KK4-R Gloves and Aragon Race Boots.
Young’s Team WD-40 teammates include: #7 Barry Burrell (Superbike) and #40 Tarran Mackenzie (Superstock 600).
States Young, “A few opportunities to race in North America presented themselves over the off-season. However, a chance to challenge myself racing in the BSB with such an established and competitive team as Team WD-40 was a brilliant opportunity that I just had to pursue. I’m looking forward to acclimatizing to the Kawasaki ZX-10R as quickly as possible, getting to know my teammates and the entire crew better and of course having a great year of racing. I can’t thank Brent and Gilles enough for believing in me!”
Young signed with Team WD-40 early in the year and was looking forward to reconnecting with fellow AMA Daytona Sportbike competitor Tommy Aquino.
“I was deeply saddened by the news of Tommy’s passing. I watched Tommy throughout the 2013 season as I know how difficult the BSB scene is. He was outstanding and was growing to become a major player. I will be giving my 100% in his honour and to continue his success that he had with Brent and the team.”
Says Brent Gladwin, “We’re delighted to have Ben join Team WD-40 with Tommy’s recommendation and I can’t wait to get the season started. We were impressed with Ben’s 2013 AMA Daytona Sportbike season especially his eighth place finish in last year’s Daytona 200. The 200 is a tough race to do well in and I believe he was the top true privateer. He has a natural talent and has obviously worked extremely hard to hone that talent; I’m pleased to have signed him”.
Adds Gilles Bolduc, “Over the past few years Ben has done an astounding job of representing the Tim Hortons brand throughout the Unites States. Now, he along with Team WD40 are taking the brand right across the UK. Like many fellow Canadians I will be following his progress this season and cheering him on.”
The 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship will be 12 rounds and will be televised on Eurosport, Eurosport 2, ITV 1 and ITV 4 and in the U.S. and Canada online at www.velocity.com . Visit www.britishsuperbike.com for all the latest BSB news and visit the official British Superbike Championship Youtube channel for race Hi-Lights and interviews: www.youtube.com/user/britishsuperbike
To stay up to date with Team WD-40 this season visit: www.teamwd40.com , and connect with the team via Twitter: @GRMotoSport and on Facebook: search ‘GR Motosport’
To connect with Ben Young visit: www.fogi.us , on Twitter: @bcyoung86 , on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and Kiltr: kiltr.com/ben-young-racing
STAUFF, Cargolink Express, L&A Reinforcements, Tim Hortons, Optimum Fleet Management, Scott Build, Amtech, LEXELLE.com, Highlea Homes, F&G Commercials, 3 Squared, Signsxtra
Kawasaki, Scorpion Red Power, Dynojet UK, Swinton Motorcycles, R&G racing, PPG Paint, Goodridge, Pipercross, Solo Motorcycle products, Super B, Dymag Wheels,
About Team WD-40 / GR Motosport: GR Motosport Ltd was formed in 1995 from the sponsor/rider relationship of Tony Robinson and Brent Gladwin with the goals of is to continue the strategy of developing young talent, with riders in the British MotoStar and Superstock Championships while delivering the needs and fantastic exposure for their sponsors.
About Ben Young Racing: 20 year-old Scottish-Canadian rider Ben Young will contest the 2014 British Superbike 1000cc Superstock Championship across the Unites Kingdom aboard a GR Motosport prepared Kawasaki ZX-10R backed by Team WD-40.
Contact Scott Young at 1-705-888-2759 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how your company can get ahead of the competition, enhance brand visibility and engage a loyal audience through Ben Young’s racing program.
About Tim Hortons Inc. Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods including our trademark donuts, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of September 29, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,350 systemwide restaurants, including 3,500 in Canada, 817 in the United States and 33 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at http://www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: www.twitter.com/timhortons.
From: Scott Young/ Scot-Build Developments Inc.