17-year-old Taz Taylor sponsored by DLR Transport, riding for the RS Racing KTM, had good weekend during round 11 of the HEL Performance Motostar British Championship at Silverstone. He took very strong second places in both races over the weekend.
Taz has been looking strong again all weekend as he has all season and despite a couple of crashes and a DNF with a technical problem he is still putting in every effort to continue to try and win races. Taz paced himself on Friday morning but came out fighting in qualifying and set pole position by 0.3 from Scott Deroue.
The first race once again was going to be a tough one between Taz and his season rival Deroue. The pair got a great start and continued to swap positions with each other over the eight laps with Ed Rendell also hitting the front on a couple of occasions. Scott and Taz went head to head and Scott got the drag to the line and took the win by only 0.04.
On Saturday evening Taz had a crash off his Oset bike in the paddock which caused him to sustain a fracture to his elbow. It was looking likely that Taz was not going to be able to start the race but after his friend and physio Aidan Robinson came to the circuit, he got Taz race ready.
Taz started from third place for race two and once again despite the pain the youngster gave it everything he had to push Scott Deroue throughout the entire race. He got a good start and hit the front on lap four, battling with Deroue and also Ed Rendell. Taz continued to lead the 10 lap race until the final lap when Dutchman and newly crowned Motostar Champion Scott Deroue beat him to the line by 0.03.
Taz Taylor – “It was a bit of a crazy weekend, I wanted to push Scott as much as I could to try and narrow the points gap between us but I knew it was a big ask.
The first race was really close and we were swapping places like we have been all year long! It was a good race and I managed to take another podium which I was pleased about but really wanted the win.
I had a small crash on Saturday night in the paddock and after an x-ray they told me I’d broken my elbow. On Sunday morning I had very little movement in my arm and I was going to pull out of the race. A quick call to Aidan and he came to my rescue. He taped me up and got the movement back and did an incredible job.
I really just had to forget the pain during the race, grit my teeth and just get on with it. It was only decided an hour before the race to ride and it wouldn’t have been possible without Aidan. It was another good race with Scott and we battled from start to finish. We’ve had a really good season riding against each other and I would like to congratulate him on winning the Championship.
Dad and I need to sit down and make a decision on what I ride next season and where we will be looking for sponsors over the off season and hope to be competitive again in wherever we end up.
Thanks again to my sponsors, my family and my team for everything they have done up to now it’s been great!”
2015 TAZ TAYLOR RACING SPONSORS
K.C.S, Hookless Holiday Homes, DLR Transport, FLG, A-Plant, Eclipse Motorsport, JKT, Shoei, Sidi, Putoline, BD Site Services, Mike Ashton, G.Jones Services, Paul Derbyshire, Forcefield, Two Wheel Centre, Snowy, The Tyre Shop, 4TheWeekend Barbershop.
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|16th – 18th October||Brands Hatch GP|