Get to know the riders.
Name: Carl Vickers
Age: 47 (but feels 27)
Occupation: Chief Petty Officer Weapons Engineer in the Royal Navy
Lives: Nantwich, Cheshire (but originally from Wales)
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Golf,
Dislikes: Fish (the eating kind)
First Motorbikes: MT50, TS50, AR80, TZR125, NC21, NC30…. And the list goes on….
Currently Racing: Yamaha R6
Favourite Circuits: Donington Race Circuit and Cadwell Park
Ambitions for 2020 race season: To gain as many top three finishes as possible. I am always looking to improve on my qualifying and race result positions and for 2020 my ultimate goal is to take podium finishes.
8th Overall in the Thundersport GB Golden Era Championship
8th overall in the Thundersport GB Golden Era Championship
4 Podium finishes with NO Limits and 1 podium finish with Thundersport GB
North East Motorcycle Club Championship – 4th overall in the Pre-Injection Open Championship
Achievements in 2016
As part of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Road Race Team winning the Inter-Service Championship for the second year in a row
Winning the Jamie Adam Trophy
Achievements in 2015
Awarded the Best first time rider award (putting my name on the trophy with the likes of Niall MacKenzie).
As part of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Road Race Team winning the Inter-Service Championship.
Name: Chris Spooner
Occupation: Delkevic UK Brand Manager
First Race: Mallory Park 2001
First Race Win: Aintree 2002
Favourite Circuit: Oulton Park because of its technical aspects
Likes: Anything that gives me an adrenaline rush!
Ambitions for 2020: Ecstatic to be invited by CV Racing to join them and race in the Blackbird Corporate Golden Era SuperSport 600 class with Thundersport GB, I am looking forward to working with the team and will be looking to make progress throughout the season. No expectations yet (well maybe secretly), just simply looking forward to the first round at Brands Hatch on 28th March.
4 Podiums in the CB500 Class in Thundersport GB
2nd in the F400 EMRA championship, missing out to first place by 1 point
I finished on the podium at every round with both clubs but this was not enough to see me retain my title as the Lightweight or Formula 400 champion
1st in both Darley Moor DMRRC Formula 400 and the DMRRC Lightweights Championships
3rd in the DMRRC F400 championship