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1st November 2017

Banks Racing Winning Team British Motostar Championship 2014

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Rendell ends season with another top six finish

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Ed Rendell rounded of a roller coaster year with another strong ride taking 6th place at the final race of the year at Brands Hatch. Ed started the season without a ride after plans to swap to Superstock 1000 fell through leaving him with no choice but to sit out the 2017 season. Bored with not riding Ed asked the Banks Racing team if he could do a wildcard ride on his last years bike just to have some fun. The race showed Ed had lost none of his passion to win and although out classed by newer machinery he proved that on the right bike he would be a force to be reckoned with so the team put the Honda he rode last year up for sale and the Rendell and Banks families along with some loyal sponsor managed to raise enough to buy a second hand ex Grand Prix KTM. On board the KTM Ed managed nine finishes in the top six including five podiums and a second place at Brands Hatch. The new bike was a lot different than the previous Honda so both rider and team were in at the deep end learning how to set up the KTM and with no practice on the machine the meetings were used as test days to enable the team to regroup and make a serious challenge on another British Championship title in 2018.

Sadly the learning curve was costly with engine failures and crashes but by the end of the season a clear plan was in place to be ready to make a title challenge next season. Only thing stopping us now is funding, the crashes and engine failures along with the struggle to buy the bike have left nothing in the kitty to prepare for 2018. We need two engine refresh kits at a cost of over £6000 and we are appealing for help to raise this money in November which is the cut-off point for orders to guarantee the parts will be here in time for testing in February. Of course a title sponsor would be fantastic and the bike could be liveried in a title sponsors colours and branding. We could also get there with lots of smaller sponsors and donations so if you would like to see Ed Rendell challenging for the title next year back with the Banks Racing team please don't hesitate to get in touch, we really do need your help no matter how small.

We are desperate to be back on the grid in 2018 but the unexpected engine failures this season has left the team with no winter budget to refresh engines for the start of the 2018 season Please help if you can to give the team and our riders the chance to represent Britain at the highest level. To contact the team call 07762 428210 or click here to email Peter or visit the team website.

There was over twenty races in our championship this year with most of them televised both in the UK, Europe and worldwide. British Superbike meetings have crowds up to 30,000 people on the day plus TV and media coverage. The switch over to Moto3 bikes has been expensive and the costs are still ongoing but we are determined to stay at the front and would welcome some additional support Every little bit will really help and go to make the bikes the best we can for the 2018 season. PayPal donations are also most welcome and can be made via the website.

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and friends.

The Banks Racing KTM  
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With the 2018 season on the horizon the team are looking for help to make further upgrades during the off season to prepare for the coming races call Pete on 07762 428210 alternatively please email Pete by clicking here. The team will continue to send out newsletters during the winter months and news and updates can also be seen on the team website as well as facebook.

Alternatively if you would like to contribute towards the financial cost of the running of our team we would welcome your help and in your return for a £50 or greater donation we will put your name on the side of the fairing where it will be seen by the spectators at the meeting and the television audience on British Eurosport. Simply click on the button below and decide how much you would like to help but feel free to give as much or as little as you wish.