Clearly as an organisation that uses competitive motorcycle racing as it's core, our activities are centered around competing at race circuits all over the UK.
Year on year, we strive to offer more unique opportunities to our beneficiaries from the Wounded, Injured and Sick UK Service personnel & Veterans communities. This is achieved by continual growth of our racing footprint. Our front of house activity will again be focused around multiple riders competing in different classes at the world renown and televised British Superbike Championships.
2023 see's a slight change for the team as we move into the Quattro British Supersport Championship with our two previous Ducati Tri Optiopns cup riders. Alongside this, we also plan to compete in the National Superstock 1000 Championships with another 2 riders. Being a part of the British Superbike Championships means we are not only able to portray our message to the widest possible audience at the circuit itself, but we are also able to offer great brand exposure for the team and our sponsors through the televised coverage of the racing.
New for 2023 Quattro Group British Supersport
An 11 round championship, held over every round of the British Superbike Championship. The Quattro Group British Supersport Championship leads the support class line up and this season will again feature an incredible line up of riders representing the world's leading manufacturers.
The middleweight class for typically 600cc capacity machines has regularly provided some of the fiercest, closest racing ever seen and for nearly three decades has been exclusively restricted to production-based models. With an unrivalled support structure, two opportunities to race each weekend, riders are guaranteed a great weekend of racing and as a sponsor you are virtually guaranteed an excellent weekend of brand exposure and entertainment too.
National Superstock 1000 Championship
Held at all 11 rounds of the entire British Superbike Championship season, the National Superstock 1000 Championship is one of the premier support classes at the British Superbike Championships. The series consists of multiple races involving 200bhp, 1000cc Superstock specification bikes from all major manufacturers competing against each other. The National Superstock 1000 Championship races themselves are a major spectacle; taking the form of extended sprint races, with 50 miles of frantic action, full grids of up to 40 bikes and unrivaled support class coverage, just a step away from the premier Superbike Class.
Alongside our involvement at a National level with the British Superbike Championships, we also plan to again compete at a club level with the North Gloucester Road Racing Club, with whom we have a long standing relationship. In 2012 it was with this club that True Heroes Racing competed in it’s first ever race meeting and since then we have gone on to become regular club competitors, and even club title champions (2018 and 2019 Sound of Thunder Championship winner). Competing at race circuits in various locations across the UK, this provides an opportunity for both our riders and support crew to build up and hone their skills in a less pressurised environment, proving ideal for developing confidence, teamwork and integrating newer members.
Our Grassroots Rider Programme
After achieving a milestone in 2020 when our inaugural Grassroots Rider Programme beneficiary passed his ACU Race Licence Assessment, he then took to the grid in 2021 for his first ever Motorcycle Race with the North Gloucester Road Racing Club (NGRRC). We will continue to expand this programme by bringing more beneficiaries through the ranks to the grid and increasing their racing experience, whilst providing them with a high adrenalin pastime not restricted by their disability.
With the extended off season and social isolation in 2020 we put together some new initiatives to provide continued focus and activity for some of our vulnerable beneficiaries. One of these projects is the Bandit Race Bike Build, where one of our disabled Veteran beneficiaries took a Barn Find 1995 Suzuki GSF600 Bandit; completely stripped it down and is refurbishing and rebuilding it, as well as converting it into a fully fledged Formula ProStocks specification race bike.
This will then provides us with a second club level race bike with which to expand our Grassroots Rider Programme. Enabling us to offer the unique opportunity to mentor a second Wounded, Injured or Sick UK Service person from a complete track novice to becoming a fully licenced motorcycle racer for the very first time.
In conjunction with the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centres we will continue to support our wider support activities, to provide inspirational respite and holistic rehabilitation activities for military personnel undergoing recovery treatment and their families. These events, where we host patients and staff from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centres as our VIP guests at British Superbike Championship events have been proven to bring tangible benefits and provide the opportunity for formal holistic recovery activities.