Twelve year old Shane Faber is continuing to gain sponsorship and support ahead of his Aprilia Superteen campaign this season with the backing of a local dealership, Ash Honda.
|Shane with Ron Hazel of Ash Honda
Photo: JDF Racing
Following a successful 2013 in the British Mini GP 70cc championship, Faber has been impressing in pre-season testing following the help from the likes of Simon Crafar and is taking the step up to the famous Superteen series, in order to help him move forward in his racing career. As well as this, the Henstrige teenager will be hoping to compete alongside other European stars of the future in series such as the Moriwaki Junior Cup.
Created and managed by World Superbike title winners and the World Supersport team Ten Kate, the cup is a nine round series which runs at most of the top European circuits and sees the young riders go head to head on state of the art machines, similar to those run in the Moto3 World Championship series.
Ron Hazel of Ash Honda group explained “We were aware of Shanes’s progress and the move to the Junior Cup with Honda powered race machines interested us from the connection to Honda, we are only too pleased to help a local rider moved onwards and upwards!”
Dylan Faber, Shane’s Father said “We were looking at the series last year with a view to putting Shane out as a one-off entry Wild Card to ascertain his level of competitiveness, we know that the serious competitors in the series are allowed to purchase one of the race machines to practise on at their home tracks, and discussing Shane’s career over the next couple of years or so, Ron Hazel of Ash Honda offered to buy a bike for Shane, package, I was bowled over by the offer, we plan to get Shane out on the bike shortly in readiness for the Wild card ride in of the Junior Cup, which has been held in October on the famous Assen TT Grand Prix course. John of JDF went over to Holland in November last year and negotiated a deal with Ten Kate for a Junior Cup bike and spares package, we cannot thank Ron enough!”