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Pinpoint: Teams in Britain

A look at what lies ahead

· 5 min read

There is not long to go until the gates drop at the Hawkstone International, which is typically where the British riders debut in their new colours. So, with that in mind, this seemed like an ideal time to rattle through the silly-season moves and transfers that have gone on in Britain. Do you think something is missing from this list? If so, please email and the necessary changes will be made.

Buildbase Honda

Jake Nicholls


Josiah Natzke


Note: Buildbase Honda will enter the new season with a very capable team and slightly new look, as they will run Alpinestars instead of Fox. This is a significant signing for Alpinestars.

Jake Nicholls will attempt to claim that elusive British title (ConwayMX)

Cab Screens Honda Racing

James Harrison


Dan Thornhill


Note: A big change for the Cab Screens effort, as they will run with support from Honda. This is actually a rather big move for Honda, as they will be extremely well-represented in Britain.

Phoenix Tools Apico Honda

Gert Krestinov


Carlton Husband


Note: Phoenix Tools Honda, which is run by Barry Moore, have picked up an additional title sponsor. Apico have now become a major part of the team. Aside from that, things will look very similar to last season.

Gert Krestinov will hope to build on his race wins from this year (ConwayMX)

Craig Motorcycles

Jake Millward


Note: After splitting from the Verde Sports KTM team, Jake Millward found a new home aboard a CRF250R. The AX Tour is where he'll make his debut.

Dave Thorpe Honda Adventure Centre

Josh Gilbert


Note: Josh Gilbert will head into the outdoor season with momentum on his side, following a victory at the international Coupe de L'Avenir event. Gilbert is due a breakthrough performance on home soil.

Hitachi KTM Racing

Graeme Irwin


Conrad Mewse


Note: A strong effort from the Hitachi KTM Racing squad, who will actually receive some help from the factory this year. Pulling Conrad Mewse back into Britain is a massive bonus for the series and fans.

Graeme Irwin has taken the number one plate over to Hitachi KTM Racing (ConwayMX)

Verde Substance KTM

Brad Anderson


Todd Kellett


Note: Brad Anderson will contest the full EMX300 series again and be joined in Europe by Todd Kellett, who will follow the EMX250 schedule. Kellett is currently unable to ride, due to injuries sustained before Christmas, but may make it back in time for round one.

REVO Husqvarna

Mel Pocock


Martin Barr


Dylan Woodcock


Note: An extremely strong trio for the relatively-new REVO Husqvarna team. Mel Pocock and Martin Barr will undoubtedly contend for race wins in MX2, whilst Dylan Woodcock will bring some additional exposure.

Mel Pocock will be a favourite in the fight for the MX2 title (ConwayMX)

Apico Husqvarna

Stuart Edmonds


Matt Burrows


Note: Stuart Edmonds was a late addition to the Apico Husqvarna team. Jamie Law, who rode for the team last year, is going to pilot a YZ450F for Dulson Training RSS Racing when the new season begins.

Geartec Husqvarna

Elliott Banks-Browne


Luke Norris


Note: It seems as though the Geartec Husqvarna team are entering the new season under the radar, for whatever reason, but they could certainly surprise fans. Elliott Banks-Browne is capable of taking wins whenever he lines up.

Elliott Banks-Browne tends to be underrated by onlookers (ConwayMX)

Manchester Motorcycles

Mickey Eccles


Note: Mickey Eccles finally found a deal for the upcoming season and could breakthrough int the MX2 class. He'll certainly be one to watch.

RMJ Academy Husqvarna

Ashley Wilde


Note: Something that is certainly worth noting is that Ashley Wilde will ride a two-stroke. With that in mind, expect him to become very popular over the next twelve months.

SJPMoto Husqvarna

Rob Davidson


Jordan Eccles


Note: Rob Davidson was actually extremely impressive last season. He'll face a stacked field in the premier class this year, but could surprise again.

Ashley Wilde is poised to gain a lot more fans this season (ConwayMX)

RFX Crescent Yamaha

Jake Shipton


Nathan Dixon


Henry Williams


Note: RFX have joined forces with Crescent Yamaha ahead of the new season. Ben Clark and Joel Rizzi will also be on the team, as well as the riders listed above.

Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha

Ryan Houghton


Kristian Whatley


Robbie Dowson


Note: Rob Hooper will return next year with a very strong team. Kristian Whatley will hope to uncover his form from yesteryear, now that he is back on a Yamaha, and be joined by another very capable rider, Ryan Houghton.

Kristian Whatley is the ultimate wildcard in the MX1 division (ConwayMX)

I-Fly JK Yamaha

Ivo Monticelli


Anton Gole


Brad Todd


Note: Brad Todd and Ivo Monticelli will certainly race in Britain, along with Manuel Iacopi in the two-stroke division. It remains to be seen what Anton Gole will do, but it seems that he may appear for a round or two.

Dulson Training RSS Yamaha

Jamie Law


Zac Stealey


Note: Both Jamie Law and Zac Stealey will pilot a YZ450F in the Maxxis British Championship and Michelin MX Nationals.

HCR Apico Yamaha

Tom Grimshaw


Brad Todd is currently injured, but should be ready for round one (ConwayMX)

Bike It DRT Kawasaki

Tommy Searle


Darian Sanayei


Note: Tommy Searle will strive to reclaim his crown and may even be joined by Darian Sanayei this time. When we last spoke to a source at Kawasaki, they stated that a decision had not been made about Sanayei just yet. Both Searle and Sanayei will definitely race Lyng – that much is certain.

Kawasaki Team Green

Lewis Hall


Note: Following a successful term in the feeder class, Lewis Hall is expected to step up to MX2 this year. There is a lot of hype around the youngster.

Lewis Hall will move into the professional ranks for the first time (ConwayMX)

Lombard Express Suzuki

Evgeny Bobryshev


Note: Evgeny Bobryshev will act as a massive boost for the domestic series and Lombard Express Suzuki. It is unknown if there will be an additional rider on this team, but there is no doubt that all attention will be on the former Grand Prix winner.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX

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