McAMS, the UK’s leading motorcycle accident management company, will team up with Mar-Train Racing for the 2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
The move, which sees McAMS join Mar-Train as title sponsor in a two-year deal, will mark the beginning of a new era for what will be known as the McAMS Racing by Mar-Train team, which will field 2015 Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent in the ultra-competitive BSB series on a Yamaha R1.
McAMS first joined the British Superbike Championship as a sponsor for the then GBmoto JG Speedfit Kawasaki team in 2014, before moving up to title sponsorship in 2017 with Yamaha and Raceways Motorcycles. The McAMS Yamaha team would become a dominant force in BSB, winning 46 BSB races and finishing on the podium 112 times as well as becoming 2021 British Superbike Champions.
With Raceways Motorcycles scaling back their involvement for 2024, McAMS were on the lookout for a new home in racing and have found it with Northern Ireland’s Mar-Train team, who are looking to up the ante in their second year in the premier class.
Owned by Tim and Sonya Martin, the Mar-Train team has achieved a great deal of success in 20 years of racing including nine years in the British Championship, securing two British Supersport titles with Stuart Easton and Jack Kennedy. The team stepped up to the Superbike class for the first time in 2023 with Irishman Jack Kennedy finishing tenth in the standings with a best result of fourth.
The McAMS Racing team will be headed up on the technical side by former McAMS Yamaha technical director Chris Anderson as they look to push towards the front with Danny Kent, who impressed with his own, family-run private effort in the first half of 2023.
It will be a home away from home for McAMS with Steve Rodgers and the Raceways Motorcycles team also coming onboard as a technical sponsor.
Kent enjoyed his first run out on the Mar-Train R1 at the Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt, taking a trio of podiums. The team will now knuckle down as they prepare for an extensive winter testing programme ahead of the 2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship getting underway at Navarra, Spain, next April.