After a successful season for the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team in 2017 with 16-year-old Thomas Strudwick, the team have confirmed that they will continue their Hel Performance British Motostar project this year.
The twelfth and final round of the Hel Performance British Moto3 Standard class championship was held at the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit; once again joined with the open class for two last races in 2017
For the second time this season, the Hel Performance British Moto3 Standard class will not be racing the open class machines and instead will have their own 34 competitor strong combined race with the ADAC Standard Moto3 Championship around the fast, flowing TT Circuit Assen
For the ninth round of the Hel Performance British Moto3 Standard Class Championship a combined race with the Northern European Standard class was held on the fast and flowing Silverstone Grand Prix circuit
For the first time this season, the Hel Performance British Moto3 Standard class will not be racing the open class machines and instead will have their own 34 competitor strong combined race with the ADAC Standard Moto3 Championship around the fast, flowing Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
This weekend of the Hel Performance British Moto3 standard class championship will be held at the iconic Cadwell Park circuit for the “Party in the Park”. The circuit is the most tight and twisty in the calendar but still manages to be one of the fastest.
Round seven of the Hel Performance British Moto3 Standard Class Championship was held at the fast 2.4 mile Thruxton circuit in Andover. After first appearing in the 2016 season around this circuit, it was crucial to get good fast laps in straight away to improve Thomas’ confidence and knowledge of the track.
Snetterton circuit in Norfolk played host for round five of the Hel Performance British Motostar class. The circuit has in the past been a great track for Thomas to score points at and is even where he became the Youngest National Race Winner in 2015 on a KTM Cup bike.
This weekend will be host to round 5 of the Hel Performance British Motostar Standard class championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit. Located near Thetford, the circuit is a historical venue on the British calendar due to its past as an RAF airfield in the war.
Knockhill in Scotland was the host for the fourth round of the Hel Performance British Motostar class with two races being held on Sunday. After the brilliant season opening, Thomas started this round in 2nd place of the championship with the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team.
Following the long spring break, this weekend will see round four of the Hel Performance British Motostar Standard Class Championship at Knockhill in Scotland. After the brilliant season opener, with four podiums out of five races, Thomas started the break second in the championship.
Oulton Park in Cheshire was the host for round three of the Hel Performance British Motostar class with only one race being held on the bank holiday weekend. Thomas and the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team headed into the round 2nd in the championship looking to progress the bike and gain crucial points for his title challenge.
This coming bank holiday weekend will see the third round of the Hel Performance British Motostar Standard Class championship at Oulton Park situated in Cheshire. Only two weeks after reaching the podium twice at Brands Hatch the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team and Thomas are ready to continue their podium form.
The second round at Brands Hatch was run on the shorter Indy circuit over a 4 day Easter weekend. Only two weeks had elapsed after Round One which meant that the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team and Thomas were straight back to work during the Friday practice session.
The opening round at Donington Park was a chance for the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team to have their first ever race in the Motostar Moto3 Standard Class with Thomas Strudwick. The Pre-Season has gone great for both Thomas and the team so they were looking forward to getting back out on circuit in the UK.
This weekend will see the first round of the 2017 season at Donington Park with the Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team. Pre-Season testing was great, and Thomas is ready to go. Find out more with this weekend preview.
Although the 2017 season hasn’t officially started (First round WEEKEND 30 / 2 APRIL) Thomas has already been out on track with his Case Moto Rapido Moto3 team testing new parts and familiarizing himself with the bike before round one in a week’s time.
This season’s final BSB round took the team back to our “home track” at Brands Hatch for the middle of October. As usual, Brands lived up to all expectations and we had mixed conditions ranging from sunny and warm to monsoon rain conditions!
For this round the team undertook the long sea crossing between Harwich and Holland before driving onto the circuit at Assen. Once again Thomas managed a super start leading into the first corner and around the arena complex section.
With good weather and a dry free practice day on Friday the first day went well and the bike and Thomas performed as expected. Thomas worked hard to build a good setup for qualifying and the first session went well but even though going 3 seconds faster than he had ever been around the track
The Thruxton race weekend started with warm and sunny weather and a dry practice day on Friday. This was the first time Thomas had been able to ride at this track so the team knew that he would need to use the practice session to learn the track layout.
The Snetterton race weekend started on Friday with a cloudy practise session. That afternoon the sun came out and a dry qualifying session allowed Thomas to find a clear track, sitting in 3rd place with minutes to go before the session ended.
Pushing hard and focussing on the catching the rider in front, Thomas was able to pass several bikes to be in 4th place at the start of the final lap. Unfortunately whilst entering the first corner, Thomas lost the front end and slide across the track out of the race. Race 2 preparations found the team having to make a tyre change on the line as the rain started to fall.
Finally Thomas arrived at Silverstone and the first round of the British Superbike calendar (8th – 10th April). Weather conditions over the weekend were changeable and the first session of the weekend was wet. Thomas started the session with good pace and worked on setup.
Thomas is soon to start his 2016 championship campaign. During the off- season Thomas has worked hard to regain full fitness after missing a large part of last year through injury. The hard work paid off as he was signed up by Horsham-based team Case Moto 3 for the 2016 season.
Finally the trip to Spain and attending the Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event arrived and Thomas packed his luggage for Spain. Arriving in Malaga the first stop was lunch at the beach, unfortunately the car was broken into and nearly all of the race kit, coats and luggage was stolen.
Only 11 weeks after sustaining a serious arm injury, Thomas returned to racing at the Silverstone KTM RC Cup World Final held at the last round of the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup.
Thomas has successfully been selected to take part in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup selection event held at the Guadix Circuit in Spain. Thomas will be joining some of the best riders from all over the world to take part in the selection for the Rookies Cup for the 2016 season.
KTM will be hosting an international World Cup Final, made up from the best five riders from its RC CUP youth series from around the world, this October at the legendary Silverstone Grand Prix circuit to see who is best of the best! Thomas has been entered into the event after retaining fourth in the championship.
Thomas Strudwick, 13, from Littlehampton, came off his bike in excess of 100mph in race two of the Morawaki 250 Junior Cup at the Kent circuit. Today he is undergoing his fifth and final session of treatment in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber at The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre, in Southwick.
Thomas started the weekend with a big grin on his face, setting the fastest time out of the Brits, and also ending Friday as the fastest wildcard rider. Although we have been to Brands Hatch before, Thomas had only ridden the “Indy Circuit”, so he had to learn the new Grand Prix circuit whilst familiarising himself with the Honda 250 Moriwaki Cup machinery.