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HALL OF FAME

 

FS-3 Racing was formed in 2015 after the meeting of minds between Nigel Snook and Darren Fry. After Darren had hung up his leathers from racing in the Ducati Trioptions Cup, he wanted to remain part of the British Superbike Paddock, and it was with the kindred spirit of Nigel Snook that FS-3 was born.

2016

Our first year in the BSB Paddock, running Billy McConnell on the former Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki ZX10R.

 

The team started with just 9 eager team members and two vans packed to the brim with our toolboxes, equipment and bikes.

 

We learnt the highs and lows of racing, with top 5 finishes, all the way through to weekends of race DNF's 

 

 

However, FS-3 Racing and Billy McConnell finished the year in a respectable 15th place, which put us in good stead for another attack on the championship in 2017. 

2017

The year of expansion! New title sponsor 'Quattro Plant', plus an entry into the Superstock 1000 series with American rider James Rispoli, two brand new ZX10-RR's, three more members of staff, and to top it off a new Hospitality Unit to keep us all under one roof!

Rispoli took to the Superstock 1000 series well, despite a few expensive 'off's'. However, nothing compared to Billy McConnell who had a serious accident at Round 7 in Thruxton which saw him out for the rest of the season.

This meant we then had some 'hot seat' riders for the remainder of the Superbike series. We welcomed Luke Stapleford in Silverstone, Danny Buchan in Assen, and finally Kyle Ryde in Brands Hatch.

 

2017 certainly wasn't a stress free year!

2018

Following on from Danny Buchan's 'hot seat' on our Superbike in Assen in  we decided to sign up the 2017 Superstock 1000 Champion to run on our Superbike for 2018! This saw FS-3's first ever Podium finish at Knockhill - followed immediately by another at the same circuit. A weekend in FS-3 Racing history.

Danny battled all year to come in the top Showdown 6, but unfortunately due to some bad luck at Oulton he missed out.

We also had a Superstock 1000 seat available, so Lincoln based Lee Jackson came onboard and became a regular on the rostrum.

 

Thanks to Lee Jackson on the Supertock 1000, FS-3 celebrated their first ever Race Win at Cadwell Park.

Lee Jackson finished up the series in P4, and Danny Buchan finished in P11 for the Superbike Series.

2019

 2019 saw Danny Buchan secure consistent results in the Superbike class which in turn gained his place in the Showdown 6. The highest accolaide the team can boast since starting out. Danny then went on to finish the series in fourth position.

Lee Jackson also proved his worth on the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 bike and celebrated several Podium finishes leading onto finishing the championship in 3rd position.

Having had a few years under our belt, we were ready to progress onto the next level for 2020, so we quickly confirmed that both Danny and Lee would be joining us for 2020, but this time both on Superbikes. 

© 2020 by Kirsty Maclean