Thomas Strudwick

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Thomas Strudwick
NationalityBritish
Born (2001-10-17) 17 October 2001 (age 17)
West Sussex, England, UK
Current teamCase FTR Moto
Bike number25
Website Official website
Motorcycle racing career statistics
British Supersport Championship
Active years2019 British GP2 class
ManufacturersFTR Moto2
Championships 0
StartsWinsPodiums Poles F. laps Points
160500168
Strudwick riding for the Moto Rapido Moto3 team at Snetterton in 2017 Thomas Strudwick Snetterton 2017 1.jpg
Strudwick riding for the Moto Rapido Moto3 team at Snetterton in 2017

Thomas Strudwick (born 17 October 2001) [1] is a British motorcycle road racer from West Sussex.

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In 2019, Strudwick progressed into the British Supersport Championship in the GP2 class, alongside the Case FTR Moto team. [2]

He was selected as one of 22 riders chosen to compete in the inaugural 2018 British Talent Cup, a controlled-formula series, [3] [4] and he also rode in the Motostar British Championship for superbike team Moto Rapido Moto3.

Moto Rapido Racing

Moto Rapido Racing is a motorbike racing team, currently competing in the British Superbike Championship. For the first half of the 2018 season, the superbike rider was Taylor Mackenzie, who replaced injured American John Hopkins. The team and Mackenzie announced their mutual decision to part company at the Knockhill BSB round practice session on 7 July, due to the rider's poor results.

Previously Strudwick raced in the Moto3 Standard support class to the British Superbike Championship, where he achieved three wins finishing in third-place of the 2017 championship. [5]

British Superbike Championship

The British Superbike Championship (BSB), currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom, and is widely acknowledged as the premier domestic superbike racing series in the world.

Achievements

On 1 April 2018, Strudwick won the inaugural British Talent Cup race at Donington Park. [6] [7] The championship was conceived during 2017 by the MotoGPTM world championship organisers Dorna to promote young British riders. [8]

Donington Park race track

Donington Park is a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. The circuit business is now owned by Jonathan Palmer's MotorSport Vision organisation, and the surrounding Donington Park Estate, still owned by the Wheatcroft family, is currently under lease by MotorSport Vision until 2038.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing premier championship of motorcycle road racing

Grand Prix motorcycle racing is the premier class of motorcycle road racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Independent motorcycle racing events have been held since the start of the twentieth century and large national events were often given the title Grand Prix, The foundation of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme as the international governing body for motorcycle sport in 1949 provided the opportunity to coordinate rules and regulations in order that selected events could count towards official World Championships. It is the oldest established motorsport world championship.

Dorna Sports, S.L. is the commercial rights holder for the motorcycling sport of MotoGP.

In 2015, Strudwick competed in the KTM British Junior Cup for MTS Racing. He became the youngest-ever winner of a British championship motorcycle race at the age of 13 years and 247 days on 21 June 2015, [9] replacing the former accolade-holder Kyle Ryde.

Kyle Ryde is a British motorcycle road racer.

Career statistics

YearClassBikeRacesPodPoleFLapPtsPosition
2019British Supersport ChampionshipFTR Moto2------
2018British Talent Cup Honda NSF250R Moto3 [8] 3310571 [10]
2017Hel Performance Motostar British Standard class [11] Honda Moto32315403393rd [12]
2016Hel Performance Motostar British Standard class [13] Honda Moto3193012196th [14]
2015Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup [15] KTM RC390 Cup Bike139212194th [16]
2014FAB-Racing British MiniGP70 ChampionshipMetrakit MiniGP702321--4441st [17]
2013FAB-Racing British MiniGP70 ChampionshipMetrakit MiniGP702421--4832nd [18]
2012FAB-Racing British MiniGP50 ChampionshipMetrakit MiniGP50189--2885th [19]
2011FAB-Racing Junior 4.2 Minimoto British ChampionshipPolini 4.2 MiniMoto181--1855th [20]
2009Ringwood Motocross Club Schoolboy JuniorKTM 50cc-----14th
2008Ringwood Motocross Club Schoolboy JuniorKTM 50cc-----21st
2007Ringwood Motocross Club Schoolboy RookieKTM 50cc------
Total13879622177

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Records
Preceded by
Kyle Ryde
13 years, 332 days
(2011 British 125 Championship season)
Youngest rider to win
a British Championship Race

13 years, 247 days
(2015 British Superbike Championship season)
Succeeded by
Storm Stacey
Preceded by
Kyle Ryde
13 years, 332 days
(2011 British 125 Championship season)
Youngest novice rider to win
a British Championship Race

13 years, 247 days
(2015 British Superbike Championship season)
Succeeded by
Incumbent