STAUFF Quick Connect Academy to continue in the Pirelli National Superstock Championships for 2019, with WD-40 co-sponsoring on the British Superbike.

GR Motosport Ltd have announced that their racing partnership with STAUFF UK will continue into a sixth season. Their 5-year-strong relationship has resulted in huge successes in 4 categories. After winning 2 British Championships, they’ve seen many of their riders move through into the highest levels of Motorcycle sport. WD-40 are also proud to be sponsoring alongside them.

John Morris, Managing Director of STAUFF UK said, “Once again we are very pleased to sponsor Brent and his team. With two Superstock classes as lead sponsor, and co-sponsor with WD40 on the British Superbike, we look forward to some exciting race meetings ahead where we can welcome customers old and new. Good luck to all the riders, this could be our year.”

The team at STAUFF Quick Connect Superstock will be supplying Kawasaki vehicles to Finland’s Eemeli Lahti and 15-year-old Storm Stacey. Eemeli will race a 2019 Kawasaki ZX10RR in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. And Storm will be riding the 2019 Kawasaki ZX6R 636 Ninja in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship.

Eemeli Lahti and Storm Stacey race in the National Superstock Championship for the first time.

When asked about this year’s event, Eemeli Lahti commented:

“I’m super excited to be racing in BSB again! This is a huge opportunity for me, racing with both a fantastic team and bike. Especially in a competitive series like National Superstock 1000.

This is going to be my first year with a big bike and with a foreign team. I think we will face some difficulties during the first weekends, but that’s how racing is. We just need to work hard together and get faster and stronger every day. I already want to thank everyone involved, the team and my own sponsors, family, and people around me. 2019 is going to be amazing!”

Storm Stacey added, “We looked at running in Moto3 again but felt that my height was becoming an issue. I wanted to make sure that I made the right move. Joining the STAUFF Quick Connect Academy for Superstock 600 will help me develop as a rider in the right environment.

The hard work starts now and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into learning as much as I can. I would like to thank Brent and the team for offering me this opportunity, and of course my family and personal sponsors for their continued support.”

Brent Gladwin, Managing Director of GR Motosport had this to say about the announcement: 

“I am over the moon to continue our partnership with STAUFF who are another great Sheffield-based company. John, his team and I share many of the same ethos in all we do in life, business and sport, so we fit well together.

We are delighted that both Eemeli and Storm have signed with us as we have the perfect mix of youth, experience and success as both are young race winners. Anyone who has witnessed their races know they go all out for fun and results, something I am looking forward to again.

Adding to Claudio Corti on our Team WD-40 Superbike, this completes our truly international line up, and I can’t wait for the racing to begin.”