Our Sponsored Rider Sam Osborne is Back in the Saddle... and with a New Bike!

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Sam Osborne with his new bike

Our sponsored biker Sam Osborne is all set to return to racing this season after missing most of last year. His chance of a competitive season in the upcoming Thundersport GB GP1-Sportsman class has been give a massive boost with the purchase of a new bike.

It’s a Suzuki GSXR 1000, one of the best racing machines on the circuit. For the statistically minded, the GSX-R1000 has a top speed of more than 173 mph (278 km/h), a 1/4 mile time of 10.1 seconds at 141.7 mph (228.0 km/h), and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3 seconds. Now that’s travelling!

Thundersport is recognised as the most established, well known and competitive motorcycle racing club in the UK. It has produced many of the sports leading riders and is seen as the perfect place to start racing with racing categories that range from freshman or novice right up to the GP1 Elite class which is the club’s premier category.

We will report on his progress once the season starts. It begins with two practice weekends at Donington Park (23 Feb) and Cadwell Park (4 March) and then Thundersport GB visits seven circuits throughout the UK before the finals at Snetterton in October.

The weekend dates for the eight events are:

March 23 Donington Park
April 20 Oulton Park
May 26 Cadwell Park
June 21 Mallory Park
July 27 Brands Hatch
August 25 Anglesey
Sept 21 Cadwell Park
Oct 19-21 Snetterton 200

Lane Motorsport

We established a Motorsport Division around three years ago to offer high performance electronic connector solutions for multiple applications across racing platforms including cars, bikes and boats at all levels of the sport. Our products are used extensively in bike racing. We offer the latest circular connectors from Souriau’s 8STA Series along with an increasingly wide range of accessories from HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics. This allows us to offer a comprehensive motorsport interconnection solution which is available to specify and purchase online.

If you have any questions about our motorsport connectors or any of our other connector products or services, please email sales@fclane.com or call us on +44 (0)1403 790661.