Bowker Motorrad has renewed its sponsorship agreement with motorbike racing star Kieran Smith for the 2024 season.
Kieran and his twin brother Christian Smith, aged 18, will compete in the 2024 ABK Beer 0% BMW Motorrad F900 R Cup. They debuted in the competition last season, finishing in 7th and 5th positions, respectively.
Before that, the Reading-based brothers had spent two seasons in the Junior Supersport category. They began their racing careers in the Thundersport Superteen class at the age of 13.
The 2024 ABK Beer 0% BMW Motorrad F900 R Cup is scheduled to start at the Circuito de Navarra in Spain on April 20th. The series features nine races in total, including several UK circuits like Oulton Park Circuit and Brands Hatch.
The series is recognised for its competitive nature and serves as a platform for emerging riders.
John Nichol, Manager at Bowker Motorrad, said: “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Kieran. He’s not just a talented rider; he’s a fantastic role model for aspiring youngsters in the sport. His success rewards his dedication to the sport. We’re looking forward to the season.”
The performance of the Smith twins in the 2023 season attracted the attention of the Bathams Racing team – and their owner, Michael Rutter. In addition to the renewed sponsorship from Bowker Motorrad, Bathams Racing, along with SCH Moto Prep, will provide support and mentorship to the Smith twins. This collaborative effort aims to facilitate the continued development of the twins in the 2024 season.
Kieran Smith commented on the sponsorship: “I’m over the moon with the continued support from Bowker Motorrad. Their belief in me has been a massive boost. Together with the guidance from Michael Rutter and the team at Bathams Racing, I’m more motivated than ever to push my limits and make this season one to remember.”
The renewal of this sponsorship by Bowker Motorrad underscores their ongoing support for young talent in the field of motorbike racing. This partnership provides Kieran Smith with the resources and backing necessary to compete effectively in the upcoming season and further develop his racing career.
The dates for the 2024 ABK Beer 0% BMW Motorrad F900 R Cup are –
20–21 Apr Circuito de Navarra, Spain
4–6 May Oulton Park Circuit
5–7 Jul Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
12–14 Jul Donington Park
19–21 Jul Brands Hatch
9–11 Aug Thruxton Race Circuit
24–26 Aug Cadwell Park
27–29 Sep Donington Park
11–13 Oct Brands Hatch