This coming weekend 25th - 27th August Team City Lifting will visit Silverstone, with our Moto 3 stars Tom Booth Amos and Jake Archer joining Jake Dixon ( Moto 2 ) to take on the world's elite at The Octo British Grand Prix. The City Lifting riders have dominated the British Championship collecting 14 victories from a possible 15, Booth Amos picking up 11 of those. Jake's consistency is the reason he is still in the hunt for the title having scored points at every race and never finishing below 5th. With 3 victories and 7 second places he is in confident mood going into Silverstone but not getting carried away;
Jake Archer "It's something I've always dreamt about and to be on the grid with Mir, Fenati and the rest will be amazing. I'm not setting any targets, the team are not expecting results although Ryan said he would be happy If I finish within 10 seconds of Mir !! I'm going to enjoy the whole experience and I cannot thank the team and sponsors enough for giving me this opportunity."
Team principal and City Lifting Director Mel Rogers, gave his advice to the riders and was obviously delighted at the progress made in 2017;
"The guys deserve the opportunity to test themselves against the world's best Moto3 riders.They go into this weekend as the top two in the British Moto3 Championship and with a race package and team second to none there is no better time to take on this challenge. We are not expecting results and want the lads to enjoy the whole GP experience. I'm proud of what we as a team have achieved in 2017 and long may it continue!! We can hold our heads high representing the very best of British racing on the world stage"
Tom Booth Amos is bang on form and could provide a surprise on race day, he's full of confidence and the RS Racing KTM goes well round Silverstone with TBA in the hot seat.
Tom Booth Amos " I am really looking forward to this weekend, We had a test day recently and have dialed in a good set up, hopefully the weather stays dry and we can get some good lap times in, it's going to be a hell of an experience. I'm not expecting miracles but I'm going to give it my all and see how I get on against the best in the world. ."
The schedule at Silverstone will be different to the normal GP timetable. Moto3 are out on track as usual from 9:00 am local time on Friday for practice but the race fires up later at 12:40 on Sunday. And it's a landmark race being the 100th of the category since it was introduced in 2012. We hope to see many of our sponsors, friends and fans cheering on the boys this weekend !!!!