• Johny Wills

Preview to season opener at Donington

Next weekend ( 31st March - 2nd April ) will see the curtain finally rise on the 2017 Hel Performance Motostar British Championship with Andover's Jake Archer confident he can hit the ground running.

The HEL Performance Motostar British Championship continues to produce the UK's upcoming talent with the series open to Moto3 machines. The Championship is split in to two classes, Moto3 GP and Moto3 Standard for standard Honda machines.

Last season's runner up in the 250cc moto3 GP class is looking to clinch the title this season and has been backed again by City Lifting with RS Racing's Ryan Saxelby managing the team.

Jake is joined in 2017 by Newport's Tom Booth-Amos, who should push Jake all the way, both riders have been given a great race package and should be early front runners in the Donington Park opener.

With the 2016 champion, Chalie Nesbitt moving on to the world stage in 2017, Jake's results from last year and his early pre-season form will make him a clear title contender. His team mate, Booth-Amos has the experience and class to create a real team battle for the top two podium steps. Other contenders in the series could be 2015 runner up Taz Taylor and the emerging talented Irishman Eugene McManus Jnr also on board an RS Racing ktm.


"Tom will definitely be my biggest rival this season and maybe taz for the opening few rounds, the bike feels incredible, a lot faster than last years bike and handles perfectly. yeah.. this season is our best chance to win the championship and there is no reason why i can't win it! As always I would like to say a massive thanks to city lifting for the opportunity to ride the 2016 ktm and all of our other sponsors for there support in 2017."

Jake will be on track next friday in Free Practice session 1 at 9.35am and then compete in 2 races over the weekend, you can follow all the action on Eurosport or see the race reports on www.jakearcherracing.uk