On behalf of everyone at EHA Racing, we would very much like to thank our team, crew and riders for a first-class effort once again in 2019. Our optimum goal was of course to win the British Supersport title, but adversity aside, we did manage to secure third place in the hard-fought British middleweight series – which is no mean achievement in itself.
Alastair Seeley posted three wins from his fourteen podium finishes aboard the CFM prepared EHA Racing Yamaha YZF-R6. David Allingham also deserves full credit for scoring points during his debut-season in the British Superbike class, before going on to claim third place at the coveted Sunflower Trophy Races in Northern Ireland just last weekend, after taking up the offer of a Suzuki ride for the event.
All of this could not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and product suppliers. Special mention must obviously go to our lead partners, in Jewson and JP Corry. Both companies branding and livery was proudly carried during 2019 in British Championship and also at the International North West 200, where JP Corry took over as the title partner on home soil in Northern Ireland back in May.
They supported us in large numbers trackside and along with other Saint-Gobain member, Gibbs & Dandy, they were able to entertain many clients with our hospitality partner Athlone Event Catering at all twelve BSB rounds.
In terms of presentation and livery, big thanks must go to Car-Tek Paintshop and Service Centre for keeping our bikes looking ‘mint’ all season long and in terms of team clothing, we must give a big mention to Blackwater Graphics in Northern Ireland, who stepped in at the eleventh hour to support us this season. Andy and his team were terrific to work with and even supplied a replica mini-bike as a prize for a competition – open to those who purchase official EHA Racing merchandise. There are still some garments available on their site, if you fancy some team turquoise in your wardrobe [click on the link below] https://blackwatergraphics.com/collections/eha-racing
On the supplier side we’d also like to thank Silkolene for their range of oils and products; TRW for their discs and pads; K&N for their filters; Milwaukee for their extensive range of power tools; IRC Components for tyre warmers; DigiPress Racing Graphics for their support in making our garage look so well this season [and Tommy Hill for the design!].
Others well worthy of a mention are parent company EHA Group, who are of course the team’s foundation partner and make it all happen, underwriting the budget for the season. Lewis Tower Crane Services again showed their support, as did Sports Insure who kept us on the right side of the legal system with insurance cover. Thanks also to Greenacre Capital and Bmor.
4SR leathers kept the riders well protected, HEL provided the brake lines that guaranteed good stopping power, working in conjunction with TRW and K-Tech Suspension; GB Racing again supplied their matchless range of products – and Chris and his team at Xpress Coffee kept us all fuelled up trackside.
To the fans that always turn out in their tens-of-thousands at tracks all over the UK [and Europe], thank you for your support, either in EHA colours or otherwise. You guys are the lifeblood of our sport. See you all again in 2020, all being well.