Storm Stacey will remain with the GR Motorsport team for the 2021 British Superbike Championship as he looks to build on his historic maiden campaign in the series.

At 17, Stacey stepped up from Superstock 600 to become the youngest rider to start a BSB race when he lined up for the Donington Park opener in August before going on to become the youngest rider to score a point when he finished 15th at Silverstone. 

Ending the year with a best result of 13th, for 2021 Stacey will remain with the GR Motorsport squad with a view to building on that promise.

“I feel like this year went really well for me and I scored points on more than one occasion, which was the aim for my first season in BSB. I think the highlight was at Donington Park where during the race I was running in the top ten, although I did fall back a bit towards the end of the race, I was racing against some big names, and also beat some of them this year so that felt good.

“I have learnt a lot this year; especially that one of the things with the Superbike is that the slower you think you go the faster you actually are; it is weird. It’s basically the more you chill out, the faster you go – if you are almost asleep you are fast and do better! One thing I have found is that in qualifying, you need a good position; it is so hard to get through the pack in this class, and so that is also something to work on for next season.

“In 2021 I want to learn more and keep finding my feet in this championship, because I only did it in the races last year as we didn’t really do a lot of testing. Again, next season will be another year of testing, finding out what works for me, how we want the bike set-up and I would like to be pushing for the top ten or even maybe a bit better! But I would be happy with top ten finishes and see what happens.”

 

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