Champion 125cc riders Leon Camier and Daniel Coutts will form a Padgett's Junior Team for the remainder of this year's national 125cc championship.

The schoolboy pairing will be run alongside the Padgett's Motorcycles' British Superbike Team.

"It'll be pretty hectic," said team manager Clive Padgett, "but our 2-stroke experience combined with the reduced number of practice sessions for the 125's makes us feel we can be very competitive - especially with proven winners like Daniel and Leon on the bikes."

Less track time means the ex-GP team's ability to quickly identify the optimum engine and chassis settings will be a major advantage.

"It's great to be part of such a well known and established team," said 2001 BMCRC Champion Coutts, "I was initially disappointed to miss out on the Red Bull Rookies team, but being able to draw on Clive's experience more than makes up for it."

Reigning British 125 Champion Camier confirmed the team's championship intentions, "there are no guarantees in the 125 class because it's such close racing, but now we've got the bikes sorted out I'm looking forward to repeating last year's success."

The two fifteen-year-olds will get their first taste of working together at Brands Hatch this weekend supporting the second round of the 2002 British Superbike Championship.

 

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