www.islandstats.com brought you coverage of both days of racing at the ROK Cup USA for Scott Barnes, today we hear from Barnes on the weekend.
Barnes said, “We ran with a different Team this weekend and I can’t Thank Carblos Racing Engines, Maranello Kart USA, and Simpson Motor Sports enough for the chance to race this past weekend. A Double podium weekend for us! T
Maranello Kart USA Kart & Carblos Racing Engines motor were on point from the first session, didn’t have to make one chassis change all weekend. Thanks for the opportunity boys, fun weekend.”
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Divine Signs for Microlise Cresswell Racing
Young Bermudian motorcycle racer, Aeziah Divine, age 14, has signed with championship-winning race team Microlise Cresswell Racing for his 2024 season. Divine will debut in the R&G British Talent Cup Moto3 class in Britain's premier national championship, Bennetts British Superbikes (BSB).
Divine met team owner, John Cresswell, last week to formalize their contract and have discussed plans for the future including opportunities for a long-term relationship as both parties aspire to compete in the junior world championship.
Divine will be part of a five-rider line-up within the team and will compete in the sole British Moto3 class on a Honda NSF250R motorcycle. The series will race at national circuits around the UK including Brands Hatch, Donington Park, and a season highlight at Silverstone GP Circuit alongside the British MotoGP Grand Prix. The season opener will be held at Circuito de Navarra, Spain between 18th - 21st, April 2024 with an official test at the circuit earlier that week.
Microlise Cresswell Racing has competed in Bennetts British Superbikes for 10 years and is a highly respected, sought-after team that has supported many young racers to progress through elite British and European pathways. Their most recent accomplishment includes winning the 2021 R&G British Talent Cup championship with rider Casey O'Gorman, ex-Redbull MotoGP Rookies Cup rider and 2024 Moto3, FIM JuniorGP contender.
"l can't wait to start the R&G British Talent Cup season with such a great team as Microlise Cresswell Racing. l want to say thanks again to John Cresswell for this opportunity. I will be training harder than ever this year in Spain and England to be ready for each round. I am excited about racing the NSF's as they look like great bikes and I'm really looking forward to my first test on them. I can't wait for round 1 in Navarra!"
In 2023, Divine competed in the Moto5 class in the Finetwork MIR Racing Cup at various circuits across Spain on a 250cc MIR-Racing Moto5 motorcycle. He has been training in Spain in recent years in preparation for Dorna-backed talent promotion feeder classes for the FIM JuniorGP World Championship.
Divine is seeking sponsors and partners to join his journey to help him continue representing Bermuda while climbing the international levels of the sport.
Divine and his family would like to thank his current and past sponsors who have assisted him in this journey. Aeziah is grateful to his local sponsors who have already rejoined to support this next step in his career, including Aries Sports Center, Butterfield & Vallis, and John Carreiro Sr. and family.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Barnes Competes in ROK Cup USA Finals
The 26th Anniversary of the Florida Winter Tour, hosted by promoter ROK Cup USA second series continued with Scott Barnes taking to the track.
Barnes would finish 6th in the 206 Masters FWT / 206 Senior FWT Practice 1 race clocking a four lap time of 3:55.59.
In the ROK Shifter Masters FWT Practice 1 race, Barnes crossed the 2nd clocking a 6 lap time of 4:47.05.
In the 206 Masters FWT / 206 Senior FWT Pre-Final race, Barnes finished 12th clocking a 12 lap time of 11:58.08.
Barnes would finish 3rd in the ROK Shifter Masters FWT Pre-Final clocking a 14 lap time of 11:05.63.
Barnes would finish 8th in the 206 Masters FWT / 206 Senior FWT Final race, clocking a 17 lap time of 16:39.29.
In the ROK Shifter Masters FWT Final, Barnes finished 2nd clocking a 21 lap time of 16:28.55.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Barnes Finishes 2nd in ROK Cup USA Racing
The 26th Anniversary of the Florida Winter Tour, hosted by promoter ROK Cup USA second series got underway with Scott Barnes taking to the track.
Barnes would finish 2nd in the ROK SHIFTER MASTERS Practice 3 race with a 7 lap time of 5:32.04, Barnes would then finish 2nd in the ROK SHIFTER MASTERS FWT Practice 4 clocking a time of 6:17.24 completing 8 laps.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Barnes to Sport New Look Car for ROK Cup USA
The 26th Anniversary of the Florida Winter Tour, promoter ROK Cup USA will continue with Scott Barnes set to compete.
Barnes on Social media showed the vehicles he will be racing in this weekend!
Barnes said, “Little different looking race weekend for me, in racing, as in with Life too, it’s so important to build good relationships with people, I’ve been lucky thru my 23 years of racing in the States to make some good relationships!
I couldn’t be making my Rok Cup USA debut this weekend without the help from Carblos Racing Engines & @Cory Simpson!
Thank you boys for the opportunity to race this weekend.”