I thought it was about time I got around to posting a message to let the 675 enthusiasts of the world know about my team.
My name is Paul Young. Those of you who have followed British Championship for the past 7 years should know me and if you followed Australian Championship before that you should also know me. For those that don't know me I've been road racing for 15 years and won a bit of stuff in that time.
This year I will be in British Supersport with my own team on Triumph 675's. I'm more than hopeful of running at the front, as I know I can and indeed have won races in both British and Australian Supersport championships, and know the bike has the potential to win at that level.
The reason I am so sure about the bike is because I've already done about 6000 miles on the bike, mostly around race tracks. How?? Well as well as racing and occasional testing for Superbike Magazine, I'm also a contract test rider for Triumph.
Having been involved with the 675 since 2004 I have both a soft spot for the bike and an understanding of just how good it really is, and believe me it is! It's the best production bike I've ever ridden, and I've ridden all the ones that count.
This could end up being a very very long posting so I'll cut to the chase.
My team is privately funded and despite my links has no factory support what so ever ( although they were asked ). Jack Lilley Motorcycles have supplied a bike and the other has been bought by a mate. I also have good product sponsorship from a loyal bunch of M/C industry companies that have been with me a long time.
My biggest problem at the moment is finding the cash sponsors that pay for the things that can only be covered by pound notes. Remember there are no 'kit' bits so I'm having to get all the engine and chassis tuning parts designed, produced and developed from scratch. Don't get me wrong, I do have some budget, but not yet enough to give this bike the chance it deserves to take on the factory backed teams.
If anyone is interested or can think of any leads or contacts that might be interested in getting involved with this project at any level, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A team website is being constructed at the moment, so anyone interested can follow my progress. I shall endeavour to keep you all informed on this forum as well, though with only 7 weeks till the first race, and doing as much test riding work as I can to help pay to go racing, I may not have much time for regular postings.
If you've got this far, thanks for reading this. And most importantly, enjoy your 675, I know you're going to!!