Hullavington motorcycle ace at a crossroads
12:18pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
UP-AND-COMING motor cycle star Fraser Rogers has been left without a ride this season after he found out he had been dropped by his team on Valentine’s Day, writes Alannah Fellows.
Having competed in the Red Bull Rookies Championship, the 17-year-old from Hullavington began riding for the Racing Steps Foundation team in 2010, competing in the British 125 Championship where he finished third in the U17s ACU Academy Cup.
He moved on to the CEV Spanish 125 Championship in 2011 and featured in the same event last season when it moved up to a 250cc Moto3 category.
His eye-catching efforts secured him a wildcard at the MotoGP World Championship Moto3 race at Silverstone in June when he crashed out on lap 14. He also made appearances in the Italian and German Championships throughout the year.
He has now been axed from the Racing Steps Foundation team in 2013.
Anyone who can help him find a ride or provide some sponsorship support, please contact 07897 923002.
TETBURY’S rising star Danny Kent had his second outing aboard his new Moto2 machine last week, at an official test in Valencia, Spain.
The 19-year-old got back on his 600cc bike for the first time in 2013 after training hard with ex-MotoGP rider and World Superbike champion James Toseland over the winter.
Wintry conditions in southern Spain left the track temperature colder than desired, with a howling wind blowing down the straight, and Kent secured the 24th fastest time overall at the three-day test.
Danny, who won two Moto3 races at the end of the 2012 season, was lucky to escape unhurt after a crash on day two, but refused to let it faze him.
Danny and his Tech3 Mistral 610 machine finished the test with a time of 1.37.378 – the best of the rookies, although some 2.753sec off fastest man Pol Espargaro.
Danny continues testing in Jerez, Spain this week.