NAME: Charlie Farrer
HOMETOWN: Easington Colliery, County Durham
RACE NO: 71
2019 SEASON: British Talent Cup/HEL Performance Motostar British Championship
2019 TEAM: Banks Racing
CAREER SO FAR
2019: Farrer switches to Moto3 power for a full season in the British Motostar Championship with Banks Racing. He will also return to the British Talent Cup after being chosen for a second season in the series.
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.