We can now announce that the Team will be involved in three separate projects in 2011.
First of all, the Classics are go! Sweatshop and Hugh Brasher will support a programme of 4 races, from the Cartagena 5hrs earlier this month, through Spa and Oschersleben to the Classic Bol d’Or in September.
Secondly, the former Phase One Junior Team Manager Roy Hood is heading up the Phase One Team entry for the Donington 6 hrs WEC race in August.
Thirdly, several Team members will be incorporated in the Honda Europe TT Legends Team for the WEC.
These are the dates for the main events on the 1978 P&M Kawasaki;
Spa 4 hours, 1st, 2nd and 3rd July – Peter Linden/Hugh Brasher
Oschersleben 3 hours 13th , 14th August – Peter Linden/Hugh Brasher
Classic Bol d’Or 4 hours 15th, 16th and 17th September – Peter Linden / TBA
Classic Spa and Oschersleben are new to the Team and we are all looking forward to seeing how competitive we are at these two very popular events. The race at Oschersleben is part of the traditional August Speedweek.
Donington 6 hours:
With Russell away with Honda, Roy Hood will take the helm at this WEC event, the first in the UK since Silverstone in 2002. The intention is to run one of the Team’s 2010 bikes, with a fresh engine and two top-level riders. The team is seeking a title sponsor for this event. If any supporter has ideas for a prospective sponsor, please contact Roy directly on 07971 667184, or mail to RoyH@Cemuk.com
Several Phase One Team members have had the privilege of being invited by Neil Tuxworth, to join the brand new Honda TT Legends World Endurance Team.
Seven members will join the Team for the 24 hour races at Magny Cours and Le Mans, and four Team personnel have been incorporated into the full championship Team. Neil Tuxworth obviously wishing to bring as much endurance knowledge as possible into the team from the word go.
This month Phase One Team Manager Russell Benney formally closed the Yamaha sponsorship agreement covering 2004-2010. The Team wishes to thank all Yamaha Motors (UK, Europe and Japan) staff involved for their valued support. With Yamaha, the Team scored successes resulting in top ten World Championship placings for six consecutive seasons. The best of which was third in the 2006 WEC. In addition, Yamaha supported the Phase One Junior Team which scored 25 consecutive race finishes and promoted more than 16 junior riders into their careers. Yamaha have been a great supporter of the team and we wish them good luck with any future endurance endeavours.