Our History in Racing

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Our first real involvement with racing started off when we sponsored Billy McConnellMcConnell, we then basically started our own team which led to Billy winning the Virgin R6 cup in 2005 with our help. We have his leathers which he used in the race series, standing proud in our showroom.

Billy McConnell then went on to a very successful career and became Super Sport champion in 2014, to which we have supported him throughout. We also continue to support racers such as James Ellison in his Yamaha Milwaukee career, and also many others in this exciting BSB series.

For 2015 we are very proud to announce our continued partnership with Milwaukee Yamaha and SMR Racing for 2015.We have been partners with Milwaukee Yamaha since this year, so look out for our logo on their clothing/visors and leathers.

We are also very proud to be personal sponsors of James Rispoli and Andy Reid in their quest for their very fast flowing race series, both riders are in the Keith Flint (The Prodigy) Team Traction Control. James from the USA will be fighting for top position in every race, for sure; also Irish bound Andy Reid will be fighting in his first rookie season in the British Super Sport series.

We believe this is a big achievement and we are proud to be part of the Milwaukee Yamaha team, being involved with Mick Shanley, Shaun Muir and the rest of the team.

Our biggest involvement is with the British Superbike rider Josh Brookes. We have personally sponsored Josh for 2 years now and our Managing Director, Jonathan King is a close friend of Josh’s, so he regularly comes down to visit our team for a chat.

Last year was a good year for Josh and the whole of Milwaukee Yamaha in general, with Tommy Bridewell getting a podium finish with 3rd, and with Josh only in his first year with Yamaha, finished 4th.

2015 is looking like an exciting season for us with the new 2015 YZF R1 in the team’s armoury with its incredibly high spec and ultimate super sport pedigree it’s sure to kick up a storm in both MotoGP and BSB. The team also welcomes its new riders in Michael Dunlop and Broc Parkes looking to kick start their first season with Milwaukee.

Jonathan, Lisa and the whole team at Tamworth Yamaha wish Josh and the rest of the Milwaukee Yamaha team the best of luck for this season.