2015 SEES R&G ENJOY MOST SUCCESSFUL RACE SEASON EVER!
R&G has enjoyed an incredible season of racing in 2015, not only becoming an Official Supplier to the MCE British Superbike Championship but also being part of six Championship titles and an Ulster Grand Prix victory. The R&G-supported Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki squad were also runners-up in the gruelling FIM Endurance World Championship Superstock class, taking two victories.
The 2015 race season proved to be an enthralling one for fans around the world and for R&G it was the most successful in the Companyís history. Moving to become an Official Supplier to the MCE British Superbike Championship for the 2015 season, R&G introduced the "R&G Rookies'Trophy", which was eligible for every rider in the paddock who was embarking on their first full season in one of the regular support classes. After twelve hard-fought rounds, it was Scott Deroue who was crowned eventual winner, with Joe Collier and Kyle Ryde finishing as runners-up.
2015 also saw R&G play a pivotal role in the newly-introduced Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup, offering each of the young competitors two sets of R&G "Race-spec" Engine Case Covers and a Toe Chain Guard free of charge, as well as a 50% discount against selected products. It was Cameron Fraser who eventually won the inaugural series, giving R&G its first Championship title of the season with it.
Elsewhere in the MCE British Superbike Championship paddock, R&G supported riders enjoyed a clean sweep in the Pirelli National Superstock series. In the lower capacity 600cc class, it was a dominant year for the NMT No Limits Kawasaki rider Mason Law, who took six victories en route to the title. Equally impressive, Josh Elliott wrapped up the 1000cc class, following a dominant season where he finished off the podium just once.
Outside of BSB, Road Racing star Peter Hickman secured his first International Road Race victory with a stunning -win in the Superbike class at the Ulster Grand Prix aboard the Briggs Equipment BMW S1000RR. Club racer Alan Russell wrapped up the Crewe & South Cheshire Motorcycle Road Racing Mini Twins series on his Suzuki SV650, having led the series all year.
It was not just in the UK where R&G enjoyed success, however, as Kjel Karthin was victorious in the German Super Naked Championship, which is run as a support to the prestigious IDM Superbike Championship. Racing a Team Suzuki KARTHIN MSB GSR750, Karthin led the series from start to finish. In the Swedish Superbike Championship, 17-year-old rider Jesper Hubner defied his young age and rookie status to secure the title in dominant fashion on his Kawasaki ZX-10R. In the FIM Endurance World Championship, the R&G supported Junior Team Le Mans Sud Suzuki finished runners up in the Superstock series, having taken victory at Le Mans and Oschersleben.
Alan Garrett, R&G UK Sales Manager, summed up an incredible 2015 season, ďIt really has been a special year for R&G in race paddocks across the world. Our increased presence in the MCE BSB paddock has yielded immediate results, taking the Pirelli National Superstock 600 and 1000 categories as well as the new KTM Cup. Itís also great to see such success around the globe too, with the likes of Jesper Hubner and Kjel Karthin using R&G products on their way to their respective titles. Itís very pleasing to see Alan Russell wrap up the Super Twin series as well, helping to prove that R&G products are relevant to everyone, no matter what level you race at!"
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