Bowker Motorrad has confirmed it is sponsoring young rider Kieran Smith in the upcoming BMW F 900 R Cup.
The partnership will provide support for Smith as he competes in the new one-make series, which runs alongside the 2023 British Superbike Championship programme.
17 year-old Kieran Smith, from Reading, will compete in the F900R Cup alongside his twin brother Christian. Kieran and Christian’s passion for motorcycles stemmed from a very early age and started for fun at the age of five. Their first racing experience (at the age of 12) was in Motocross on KTM 85s in 2017 and 2018. They both had their rookie year in HEL Junior Supersport BSB in 2021 learning the ropes and became seriously competitive racing again in HEL Junior Supersport in 2022.
For Bowker Motorrad, John Nichol said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Kieran in this first year of the F 900 R Cup. Kieran is a talented rider with a bright future ahead of him, and we are proud to be able to play a part in his journey. We can’t wait for the season to start.”
Designed to be accessible for both aspiring and experienced riders, the F 900 R Cup features up to 40 riders competing on identical 105hp F 900 R roadsters at iconic UK circuits. The event includes multiple practice and qualifying sessions, with points accrued during two races at each round.
The first testing sessions will be held at Donington 25th-26th March and Silverstone 28th -29th March. The series starts at Silverstone on 7th – 9th April and ends nine races later at Brands Hatch on the weekend of October 14th.
Bowker Motorrad’s sponsorship demonstrates the Lancashire dealership’s commitment to supporting up-and-coming talent and provides race-day experiences for customers and a platform for the dealership to reach a wider audience.
Kieran Smith said: “We are grateful to Bowker Motorrad for their support and belief in me. Competing in the F 900 R Cup is a great opportunity, and I am excited to see what the future holds. With the help of Bowker Motorrad, I am excited to get back on the track and looking forward to a great season.”
The F 900 R Cup is set to be a highly competitive event, with riders from across the UK vying for a chance to prove their skills on the track. More information is available at https://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/en/experience/motorsport/the-bmw-f-900-r-cup