Moores Racing announce partnership with Sweatshop UK

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The very helpful Tony Jimenez has been in contact to tell us of early plans for Moores Racing and the 2008 HMRC motorcycle endurance racing season.

Moores Racing are delighted to announce that Sweatshop UK, specialist running and sports clothing and equipment retailers, are joining the team as a major sponsor for 2008.

Sweatshop UK currently has 26 shops nationwide and is busy expanding into other areas of the country. Apart from specialist retailing they are heavily involved with organising major running events throughout the UK.

Tony Jimenez said "It's an honour and a pleasure to be involved with such a prestigious company with real history. A major high street name - when somebody this big wants to get involved with a team like us it shows we must be doing something right."

Sweatshop UK was founded in 1971 by Chris Brasher, Olympic gold medallist and co-creator of the London Marathon. The team will be returning to defend their 2007 HMRC Supersport 600 title with a Yamaha R6 capably ridden by the core trio of Jim Agombar, Mike Eglington and Tony Jimenez.

A second string to the Moores Racing bow is a Yamaha R1 with Hugh Brasher (highly competitive national and world endurance rider, formally of Harvey Mushman Racing) who is currently in talks with other riders before firming up final plans for the 2008 season.

Currently Tony is busy building two new bikes and assembling sufficient spares for the forthcoming season – “I've done it before, but had forgotten the joys!” Besides national endurance racing, Tony will again be doing a bit of classic racing on a Norton 750 commando and an ultra competitive 500 Norton Domiracer, which will require a different riding style to the R6. will bring you news when it breaks! Confirmed dates for the 2008 HMRC Motorcycle Endurance Racing Championship are:

19 + 20 April Anglesey

17 + 18 May Snetterton

14 + 15 June Pembrey

02 + 03 August Snetterton

30 August Cadwell Park

14 September Mallory Park

11 October Silverstone

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