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We have been involved with short circuit road racing for some years now and in that time prepared Harley's, Triumph's, Yamaha, Kawasaki and top fuel Harley drag racers.
I first got involved with motor sport during the early 90's as team mechanic for the Redkir Redskins competing in Harley-Davidson's 883 Sportster championship. The team took runner up spot in 92 and won the championship in 93. We also had the opportunity to race at Daytona and finished a respectable 6th out of 80!
In the early 00's I teamed up with local rider and very good friend, Chris Pope, to offer sponsorship with his 98 Yamaha R1, he was then competing in the New Era Pro Bike championship.

After a major in race engine failure we stepped up the support by way of a new 5VY YZF R1, Chris went on to develop the bike into quite a formidable package, As with all racing you have to stay on the ball so after 4 years we ungraded to the new cross plane 14B YZF R1, although we had some good results we could never quite find the sweet spot with this bike so in 2015 we ditched it in favour of the re-vamped 2CR YZF R1, this bike was a gem from the off and we've enjoyed a few visits to the top step again! After a strong end to the 2021 season we have now obtained Yamaha's latest B3L YZF R1 and are currently converting it to a race bike...watch this space!

 

Championship Results


* 2006 - Chris managed 2nd spot overall losing out by just 12 points on the championship.
* 2007 - Was a year we would rather forget, hampered with technical issues and bad luck the whole year was a bit of a wash out. That's racing!
* 2008 - This year we were having a crack at North Gloucester Road Racing. After a turbulent start to the season blowing 2 motors we settled in to finish overall 5th.
* 2009 - We raced again with NG and bagged a pair of 4th spots in both their Power bike and open championships.
* 2010 - We invested in new machinery by way of Yamaha much acclaimed R1 with cross plane crank. As they seemed to win just about every major event in 2009 we thought we must have some of that action! This bike would go on to present considerable difficulties to make work for us.
* 2011 & 2012 - Once again we competed in NG's Power Bike & Open Championship. Chris was overall 3rd in both categories in both years.
* 2015 - Having exhausted effort to make the 09 R1 work for us it was time for a fresh start, so we stepped up with a new 2015 Yamaha R1. with only two outing in this year we did manage to get on the box on both occasions with a 2nd & 3rd.
* 2016 4th & 3rd
* 2017 12th & 6th Too many DNF's and missed rounds due to injury
* 2018 2nd & 3rd Bridesmaid once again!
* 2019 4th & 2nd That top step eludes us once again
* 2020 Covid year! a two round championship which of course isn't a championship...
* 2021 3rd & 2nd There's a patern forming here! Hopefully now the club is not awarding championship points to all the BSB boys using us for practice we may do better!


 

 

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NG Awards Night

NG Awards Night

Team AFB Racing picking up their gongs for the 2018 season

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Brands Hatch Indy test

Brands Hatch Indy test

This time you find us in Kent on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch

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Cadwell Park Test

Cadwell Park Test

A few laps of the famous Lincolshire circuit

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Oulton Park Testing

Oulton Park Testing

More testing from Oulton Park

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AFB Racing Winter Testing

AFB Racing Winter Testing

Our Yamaha R1 stretching her legs at Almeria

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