True Heroes Racing to expand in BSB

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True Heroes Racing, the team set up to support injured servicemen with a return to civilian life, will expand their presence in the MCE British Superbike paddock for 2015, going from one bike in the now-defunct Triumph Triple Challenge to a three-man effort in the Ducati TriOptions Cup.

Double amputee Murray Hambro will remain with the squad for a third season, but will be joined by two new teammates, in the form of recently retired soldiers Dave Mackay and Luke Smith. Smith is severely deaf, a result of injuries sustained in the Army.

Hambro said: “I’m really looking forward to my third season in BSB and am particularly excited by the new challenges the Ducati TriOptions Cup will bring.  It’s great to again see the team grow and recruit new members.  After hitting some big milestones last year, I am looking forward to reaching more this year and also hope my achievements with True Heroes Racing will continue to inspire others.”

Smith added: “I’m delighted to be able to continue to be a part of True Heroes Racing. I still can’t believe Phil [Spencer, Team Owner] offered me the opportunity to compete at the BSB last year, let alone for a second season. It’s really helped me gain a strong focus as I adjust to life with my injuries outside the Army.”

Tim Maccabee, Managing Director of Ducati UK, concluded: “We’re excited to welcome True Heroes Racing to the Ducati TriOptions Cup for 2015.  The series goes from strength to strength and the True Heroes Racing team adds another dimension.  I like what they have been doing in recent years and am really pleased to be able to offer some direct support now. This team are really inspirational and their achievements certainly warrant our support this season and beyond.” 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer