CN Racing pulls plug on 2013 season

Josh Day riding for the Hebden Bridge based CN Racing team
Josh Day riding for the Hebden Bridge based CN Racing team

Hebden Bridge motorcycle racing team CN Racing will not be on the grid for the 2013 season.

Following a difficult 2012, which reaped very little success, the team has announced that it will not be contesting any championship next summer.

Team owners Chris Greenwood and Julia Taylor had assembled a team which they thought could challenge for the 2012 Metzeler National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championships but a combination of pre-season injuries and changes in personnel during the season meant they didn’t secure a podium.

It has been revealed that the team had received “a very attractive offer” from a manufacturer for 2013. However, after a period of deliberation, they have decided not to pursue this option and will take a sabbatical for next season before deciding on a possible return in future.

Team principal Julia Taylor said: “There are a number of factors which has led to us making the very difficult decision to withdraw from the sport we love.

“2012 didn’t live up to our expectations on track and we encountered a number of additional problems which took away a lot of the enjoyment and that is the real reason we go racing.

“We had a very good offer to continue but we couldn’t commit fully so we are taking some time out and are going to concentrate on our core business which has taken a back seat recently.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each individual member of our team, our product partners and everyone associated with CN Racing for a superb job.”