Josh Gotts, 18, the youngest member of the team, is fast becoming one of the future talents of the sport. In only his first full season of enduro, he finished fourth overall in the 125 Youth Cup class in the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship will also visiting the podium six times. Competing in the hotly contest Expert class of the British Enduro Championship, Gotts ended his year second overall in the Expert E1 2T category to cap off a strong season.
2012 marked a breakthrough year for Welshman Gethin Francombe when he won both the Clubman BSEC and the BEC championship. Collecting an impressive seven wins from ten starts, Francombe easily topped the Clubman class in the BESC before going on to win the Clubman E3 BEC. With a solid year of competition behind him, Francombe will face a new challenge when he moves into the Expert class for 2013.
As the veteran of the team, Carl Tiley is also one of the most experienced riders in Britain. Tiley has won numerous British titles at the highest level in the sport and has still got the speed to mix it with the country’s elite riders.
“We are really pleased to establish CTR Racing,” confirmed team manager Matt Lansdown. “Both Josh and Gethin have had terrific seasons and with the help and support of Carl we believe they can continue to excel. CTR Racing would like to thank our sponsors for making this happen: TM UK, Electraction, Mojo, Rhino Goo, TCX Boots, Kenny Racing, RaceFX, MLA Motorsport’s and Digger Offroad Films.”
The CTR Racing team will contest the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship, the ACU British Enduro Championship and also the CTR series for 2013.