GSE Racing has confirmed that the team will not be competing in the 2010 British Superbike Championship after failing to secure a title sponsor.
The team, who have won the last two BSB titles with both Yamaha and Ducati machinery, were hit with a financial blow last year when Wrigley’s announced that they would not be continuing with their backing of the Airwaves Yamaha team for the new season.
That has left the team, who clocked up their 100th BSB race victory last year in their best ever season, winning 23 races from 26, enough to earn them the team and rider Leon Camier the riders’ titles, desperately searching for a backer. In December, staff at the team were given redundancy notices and the team has now confirmed that they will not be entering a team for 2010.
“We’ve had a couple of offers, but nothing substantial has materialised, so we are to withdraw from the 2010 British Superbike Championship,” said team owner Darrell Healey. “We would like to come back in 2011, but it would all depend on the economic climate and if we can find sponsors. I suppose you could say the team is dormant at the moment. We would like to stay involved in motorcycle racing.
“It’s a massive shame because before Christmas we had to let all but two of the team members go and some of these people had been with us for several years.”