BSB: Storm Stacey signs new deal with GR Motorsport for 2022
Storm Stacey has re-signed with Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki (GR Motorsport) ahead of his third season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
It’s Stacey’s fourth year overall with the Sheffield-based team, as the 18-year-old also competed for them in the Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship in 2019. The following year he moved into the Superbike class and narrowly missed out on becoming the youngest-ever debutant by a matter of weeks due to the delayed start to the season.
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Stacey scored points during his maiden campaign, before securing his best BSB finish to date at Donington last year. Stacey finished sixth in the mixed conditions at Donington Park, whilst his also started on the front row for the first time that weekend. He ended 2021 19th overall with 49 points.
“Obviously I am delighted to return with Brent’s team for a fourth season as it has been completely successful so far; we have had ups and downs, but mainly ups! I am looking forward to having a really good season this year – my expectations are high, but realistic,” Stacey said.
“I am excited to get stuck into some good battles and the aim is to be consistently in the top ten – that has to be the goal for the 2022 season.”
Alongside its new deal with Stacey, the team have also extended their title partnership into a third year with LKQ Euro Car Parts.
“I am extremely pleased and excited to extend our agreements with both Storm and LKQ Euro Car Parts,” Team Owner Brent Gladwin added. “As Storm rolls into our fourth season together, and his third in BSB, he will still only be 18 years old; this is unprecedented in Superbike racing.”
The official pre-season testing programme begins at Snetterton on March 26-27, before the paddock heads to Donington for a one-day test on March 31. A two-day test at Silverstone follows on April 6-7, before the circuit hosts the first round on April 15-17.