BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team ready for 2015
The newly formed BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team consisting of Taj Marshall, Jai Constantinou and Morgan Fogarty are ready to start their 2015 race campaign.
With Eight11 recently completing the team’s successful engine and suspension testing process all three boys are pumped with their bike set up and looking to start the season on a good note.
“The new 2015 CRF250R is such a good bike straight out of the crate and we have really improved quite a bit from the production machine,” said junior team rider and former national junior champion Taj Marshall.
“Our race engine is the fastest 250F I’ve ever ridden and we have the bike handling really well. I can’t wait to get the first race underway.”
The Honda Junior squad will have their first hit-out together as a team in just over two weeks time when Victoria’s Gippsland Centre Championships kick off with Rd 1 at the Korumburra Motorcycle Club.
Their first official contracted race will take place at Round 1 of the Victorian State Championships on the 21st March at the Blue Rock circuit near Moe.
The new look Honda Team will this year try to regain some of it’s past notoriety that saw the junior squad dominate the junior scene through the late 90’s and 2000’s under the watchful eye of HRA Team Manager AJ Johnson.
With Taj Marshall riding the CRF250R, Jai Constantinou piloting the CRF250R along with a custom, American built CR125cc 2 stroke and Morgan Fogarty channelling his focus on the CRF150R as well as the CRF250R there will be plenty of quality representation for Honda on the racetrack throughout the season.
The BCP Pro Circuit Honda Junior Development Team will aim to peak come late September as the cream of Australia’s junior riders head to WA for the National Junior MX Championships at the Bunbury circuit. All three riders will go in with a good chance of securing a National Championship to add to their list of achievements.
The team have already kicked off in style with Morgan Fogarty dominating in his debut race for the team on the Eight11 prepared Honda CRF150R.
Team Manager Lee Hogan is impressed with the progress of the newly formed team in such a short time.
“I’m really excited to see this all come together so well,” said Hogan.
The three boys have really gelled well together and the success that Tim Vare from Eight11 has had both helping to mentor the lads as well as developing the bikes has been awesome to watch and be a part of. And for me personally, to be able to train and coach these boys and watch them improve means the world.”
“We have some terrific sponsors on board such as Honda, Fox, Fuchs Silkolene, Pro Circuit, Hinson, Eight11, Excel, Mountain Shade, FunnelWeb, Vortex, Dunlop, Panic, Rockwell, Tokyo Mods, EK, AFAM, TopLine and Redink. And also welcome ODI bars and ETS race fuel to the team for 2015.”