Our sponsorship with Josh was confirmed late last year. The deal includes a 2009 Piaggio Zip SP with an engine supplied by the Polini factory – the very latest Evolution 3 70cc engine which is a step down in cc’s for Josh from last year’s bike but should make it more interesting for the older riders with larger capacity engines. Due to some dramatic changes in the BSSO rulings Josh won’t be allowed to compete in the same series as last year, instead he’ll be allowed to run in the new ‘Young Guns’ category. This is an additional class for 2010 aimed at bringing new riders into scooter racing with a clean stepping stone from other forms of the sport. This should be fantastic for new riders and could see some great talent come through as long as the class rules remain consistent.
At the tender age of 11, Sam Edwards will be the youngest rider and member of the BSSO this year. Sam has been racing since he was just five years old and will be making good use of a second 70cc engine again supplied by the Polini factory. Sam will also be running in the Young Guns class and should have a good year getting to grips with an automatic scooter as opposed to a geared Conti V3 race bike.
Both bikes will be looked after in some way by Darryl Taylor at 50cc Tuning in Doncaster who has been following the progress of both riders since the start of their racing careers.
- Minimoto ICRRC North of England Champion
- GP 50cc – Jawa – Conti’s V3
- Stomp Supermoto 125cc Champion
- 2009 BSSO Champion
- Minimoto 4.2hp / Production 8.5 hp / low capacity racing with Phoenix Racing
- Auto Jawa AM6 with Phoenix Racing for 2 years
- Conti V3 50cc 6 speed – 19.6bhp for 2 years (with FAB Racing) in the NPS National Pocketbike Series (50-70cc)