Britain's top teenage motorcycle racers Kev Coghlan and Danny Webb will ride for UK1 Racing in this year's 125cc British Championship as the team chases a second successive title.

UK1 Racing won the prestigious British 125cc Championship in dramatic style in 2004 with Christian Elkin. Now the Championship winning team that prides itself in spotting homegrown talent is giving two of the best young riders in the country a chance to prove themselves at the highest level possible.

At only 16 years of age Coghlan has a wealth of experience and trophies to his name, including winning last season's British Superteen Championship and four previous British Minimoto titles. Based at Murthly in Perthshire, Coghlan has worked closely with the UK1 Racing team since 2003.

"I can't wait to get out there and start racing," commented Coghlan. "It is all I've wanted to do since I was little and to join a championship winning team is just brilliant."

Tunbridge Wells based Webb will be starting his ninth year of racing in 2005, which a quite a feat for a 13 year-old. Primarily racing in Britain, he will also make regular appearances in the Spanish 125cc Championship that has spawned some of the biggest names in MotoGP, including Sete Gibernau and Carlos Checa. This fantastic opportunity for one of Britain's hottest prospects has been made possible through UK1 Racing's close links with Dorna, the organisation behind the Spanish as well as the MotoGP and British Superbike Championships.

"This is a really good thing for me," admitted Webb. "To go and ride in Spain will be really cool and one day when I am World Champion I will look back and see that this was the start of it all."

UK1 Racing will be supported by former Grand Prix star Ron Haslam and the West Notts College in 2005. Haslam is one of the best riders in the world at setting up race bikes and he aims to use that experience to help fast-track UK1 Racing's two Champions of the future.

"I am delighted to have signed two of the UK's top young riders for next season," said the UK1 team manager, Kevin Newton. "I've worked with both of them since 2003. I am sure they will both compete at the front of the British series and will work hard together to spur each other on to better results.

"The association with Dorna will also give Danny and Kev the chance to go against some top riders in Spain and I am convinced they will give a good account of themselves there."

UK1 Racing begins the defence of its 125cc British title with Coghlan and Webb at Brands Hatch in Kent on Monday 28th March.