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Akroyd Secures World Endurance Opportunity

Respected Yorkshire roads talent Joe Akroyd will take on an enterprising new opportunity in 2021, having secured a World Endurance Championship ride with the British Endurance Racing team.

Speaking recently about this topic via his Facebook racing page, Akroyd who’s pure road racing CV includes Manx GP podium finishes, a top 20 finish in the most recent Senior TT, candidly stated:

“Just a little update for everyone. With the 2021 roads season looking worse than a bargain bin at Poundland, I’ve been looking for other options and I’m over the moon to announce that I’ll be competing in the World Endurance Championship this season where I’ll be riding for the British endurance racing team.

I’m very excited for the opportunity ahead and can’t thank David Railton enough for the chance. I’ll update more as things progress in these uncertain times. Until then, keep safe and keep smiling!!”

Akroyd’s opening World Endurance Championship stint is set to take place at the home of Endurance racing, Le Mans with competition getting underway from the 17th April.

Words by Stevie Rial