This year will see the Moto Rapido and Case Moto3 teams come together to support Thomas in the 2017 MCE HEL Performance British Motostar Championship Standard Class.
The Moto Rapido Racing team is owned by Steve Moore who has been involved in club level racing with Ducati since 2003. The team moved to national level racing in 2009 when Scott Smart joined them to race the Ducati 1198 in the Superstock 1000 class. They moved up to the Superbike Evo class in 2011 with Smart and with their strong links to Ducati UK and the Italian factory's racing divisions they had a solid season.
The team celebrated their strongest campaign to date in the MCE BSB 2015 season, claiming their first podium finish at the Brands Hatch season finale with John Hopkins and a new support package with Ducati UK. In 2016 the team released the exciting news that John Hopkins would be returning to the Moto Rapido Racing team for the MCE BSB 2017 season.
Moto Rapido also runs an award winning Ducati dealership based in Winchester, Hampshire, where their workshop prepare and develop the racing motorcycles.
In 2016 Thomas rode for the Case Moto3 team in the first ever season of the HEL Performance British Motostar Championship Standard Class. The team performed well and is delighted to be continuing for a further season in this class working alongside Moto Rapido for 2017.
Case Moto3 is part of the Case Group who specialise in Commercial, light industrial and School works. They have also gained a reputation for bespoke architectural lighting design to interior and external applications. Lorne Case owns the Case Group and has been involved with motorbike racing for many years. He is passionate about progressing young talent in the sport and is regularly seen in the paddock.
|Donington Park GP||WEEKEND 30 / 2 APRIL||4th||5th / 3rd|
|Brands Hatch Indy||WEEKEND 14 / 17 APRIL||2nd||2nd / 2nd|
|Oulton Park||WEEKEND 28 / 1 MAY||1st||2nd|
|Knockhill||WEEKEND 14 / 18 JUNE||2nd||DNF / 3rd|
|Snetterton 300||WEEKEND 29 / 2 JULY||2nd||1st / 3rd|
|Brands Hatch GP||WEEKEND 20 / 23 JULY||1st||2nd / DNF|
|Thruxton||WEEKEND 3 / 6 AUGUST||1st||DNF / 2nd|
|Cadwell Park||WEEKEND 17 / 20 AUGUST||2nd||DNF / 4th|
|Silverstone GP||WEEKEND 7 / 10 SEPTEMBER||1st||3rd / 3rd|
|Oulton Park||WEEKEND 14 / 17 SEPTEMBER||5th||4th / 5th|
|TT Circuit Assen||WEEKEND 27 / 1 OCTOBER||3rd||1st / 3rd|
|Brands Hatch GP||WEEKEND 12 / 15 OCTOBER||2nd||1st / 2nd|