As a local company backing local people, we are proud to sponsor Steve Mercer, a professional motorcycle racer and a British Superbike Cup winner from Maidstone, at The Isle of Man TT race.
Steve Mercer is competing at the Isle of Man TT in the Superbike race this year with the help of GForces and is hoping to improve on his 121mph average lap from last year (one of the fastest newcomers ever at the TT). He was the fastest newcomer in every race he completed there last year. He is also racing on other road circuits this year such as Oliver’s Mount and the Ulster GP and he got fastest newcomer at the Ulster last year too. He had a great start to the season at Oliver’s Mount when he qualified on pole (1st) by more than a second faster than 2nd place (that’s a lot in racing terms) but unfortunately due to a rather large crash in another race he was taken off to hospital and didn’t race.
As well as road racing he also races on short circuits (e.g. Brands Hatch, etc). In 2008 he competed in the British Superbikes for the first half of the season, even winning a Superbike Cup race, but due to financial limitations we had to pull out. He then got a ride on the MSS Kawasaki bike standing in for another rider when he broke his wrist. This year he rode in the opening round at Brands Hatch finishing 14th (not bad for a very low budget team). He will also be entering into some of the local rounds for BMW Park Lane in the National Superstock which runs alongside the British Superbikes.
The GForces sponsored bike will run full GForces livery and has been specially designed in house by our head of design.