Xpress Racing Team Principle Nigel Broomhall is proud to announce his plans
for the forthcoming 2005 National Superstock Series. After running the
popular young Australian rider Dave Johnson at the last round at Donington
Park in 2004, Xpress Racing have come to an arrangement to run the Hinkley
based rider in 2005.
The Stoke-on-Trent based team will be starting the season on last year's
Suzuki GSX-R1000's which have been meticulously prepared by Revolution UK.
They will certainly be one of the serious contenders in the series, and will
be looking at taking one of the top spots come the end of the year. With 13
races ahead of them the team undoubtedly have their work cut out, but it is
not a challenge out of their reach.
The full team has a serious history in motorcycle racing and combined
together they should provide one of the most competitive teams on the field. The riders will race at 11 different circuits around the country and for the first time the Superstock riders will visit the fantastic circuit of Mondello Park in Southern Ireland, a trip that the team is eagerly awaiting.
The National Superstock Championship is run alongside the British Superbike
series, which is now known to be one of the toughest and most physical
National Championships in the World, producing various different World
Superbike Champions and MotoGP contenders. The National Superstock
Championship is one of the most highly fought out Championships with there
being constant battles for the overall podium places. It has produced some
of the closest racing to date and is always highly contested amongst the
Born in Adelaide Australia, the 21-year-old Dave Johnson who now lives in
Hinckley near Leicester has made a remarkable impression in his short racing
career. A former World Champion in BMX riding Dave turned to the track in
2000 and gained himself some very creditable results. Competing his first
year in the Australian 125 Championship he finished 8th smashing various lap records in the process. He came to England in 2002 and took part in the
Junior Supersport Championship finishing 8th overall. He followed that up in 2003 with 10th overall in the National Superstock Championships, he raced again in the Superstock Championship in 2004 and gained his best result of the year (5th) after joining Xpress Racing for the last round. Still only young and a lot to learn, the youngster has a huge career ahead of him and with the backing of Xpress Racing he is confident of a good result in 2005.
During the off season Dave has ridden in two South Australian Championships
taking the wins in both races and also gained podium positions in some
Commenting, Team Principle Nigel Broomhall said 'We're going into this
season with high hopes and a lot of belief in Dave's abilities as a rider,
as I know he is very capable of getting the results that he deserves.
Everyone involved in team will be helping Dave achieve his goal and we're
throwing all the money we have towards him and the racing team this year.
We're really excited about the prospect and we are putting everything we
have into it. Budgets are tight and we are hoping that a good year will help us on that front. It's going to be a tough year and we know that, but it's a challenge we are prepared for.'
Speaking with Dave he said 'I'm so excited about this year and really revved
up for it. I can't wait to get back out there racing and I've had a bit of
time on a bike when I went back home which has kept me on my toes and eager
for more. I have a new sponsor that I would like to thank for their support
for this year and that's Drayton Croft who are providing me with boots,
helmets, leathers and gloves for the season which is a massive help and I'm
most grateful. I'm really looking forward to the first race at Brands Hatch
on Easter Weekend.'
For more information see - www.xpressracing.co.uk and www.davidjohnsonracing.co.uk