Road Racing News

Wilmslow’s West Sticks With PRL Worthington Racing

Aiming to build upon an excellent first season with PRL Worthington Racing, Wilmslow’s Sam West has confirmed today that he will pilot again this year, the outfit’s Superstock S1000RR BMW at the North West 200, TT, Ulster Grand Prix and Macau Grand Prix.

Established as one of the most highly rated ‘Young Guns’ at the premier international events, he’s impressed many in recent seasons, with his pace, race temperament and ability to consistently extract the maximum out of his machinery stable.

A fine 12th within last years RST Superbike TT, additional highlights of TT 2017 included lapping in excess of the 127 mph mark, and finishing third within the Privateers Championship, just 28 points behind class champion, Horst Saiger.

Outside of Mountain Course action, added positive roads moments of 2017 included an eighth place finish in the Around A Pound Ulster GP Superbike encounter, along the way joining the 130 mph Dundrod club, plus a brace of top ten finishes on his debut at the Southern 100.

Photo by Rod Neill

Looking ahead to the 2018 roads season with PRL Worthington Racing, next gen road racer West, who’s also set to tackle the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, for which he has title backing from Cycle Store, candidly stated following two recent tests in Spain:

“I’m really pleased to have retained my sponsors from last year. It’s great to have that level of commitment from them, and to have new guys coming on board as well is exciting and should give me the best chance possible this year.

After 2 very successful tests in Spain I’m feeling confident about the season ahead, lap times were consistently were they need to be, and after a lot of work in the off-season my fitness is better than it’s ever been.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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