NAME: Charlie Farrer

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: Easington Colliery, County Durham

RACE NO: 71

2020 SEASON: British Talent Cup

2020 TEAM: Victoria House Academy/Mortimer Racing

 

CAREER SO FAR

 

2020: This year, the British Talent Cup has undergone a shake-up and Farrer returns for a final assault on the series after signing for Richard Mortimer’s Victoria House Academy/Mortimer Racing team.

2019: Farrer switched to Moto3 power for a  season in the British Motostar Championship Standard class with Banks Racing. However, with the team missing from the first round, he was handed a late lifeline by Richard Mortimer who provided a bike with just two days’ notice. Charlie scored two third places in his debut weekend before contesting a handful of rounds with Banks Racing before leaving the series.He also returned to the British Talent Cup after being chosen for a second season in the series and instantly became one of the series frontrunners and a regular race leader and podium finisher.

2018: After dominating the club scene, Farrer moved up to the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, running his own Yamaha R6. He was also selected as one of 22 riders to contest the inaugural British Talent Cup and after taking his time to learn the new machinery, got to grips with it at the end of the season and won the chance to return in 2019.

2017:  He made history after a dominant season on the UK’s club racing scene claiming three titles – Thundersport GB Superteen Champion,  BMCRC Kawasaki Team Green Junior Cup Champion and Kawasaki Team Green Overall Champion. 

2016: Farrer made the step up to bigger machines riding a Kawasaki Ninja 300 in the BMCRC Kawasaki Team Green Junior Cup. Leading the championship mid-season, his charge was cut short after breaking his leg in a motocross crash, and he ended the year fourth.

2015: Charlie won the British Minibike Mini Moto Junior Production Championship, and also entered the British Metrakit 70 Championship, finishing second overall.

2014: He made his racing debut in the Winter British Minibike Mini Moto Championship.        

Early years: From a non-bike racing family, Charlie began playing on motocross bikes at the age of five. However, it wasn’t until the age of 11 when he had his first  taste of mini motos via the Bikewise initiative, run by volunteers from Durham Constabulary.