Glen Richards back with Embassy RacingWed, 27 Oct 2010
One of the unsung heroes of the BSB paddock over the past few seasons, has to be 2010 Superstock 1000 runner up Glen Richards. A nasty tumble in at the Brands Hatch opener lead to four DNFs, but once back on track he pushed the dominant BMWs hard, finishing on the podium eight times. While many were trading their grannies to fund new S1000RRs, Richards kept the faith and rode the wheels off his Padgett’s Honda Fireblade. Mind you, he’s no stranger to a challenge as he bounced back from having zero prospects at the beginning of 2007 to win the SS1000 championship on an R1 Yamaha and then make history by taking the SS600 title on a 675 Triumph the following year.
Both his championship winning seasons were with the Embassy Racing outfit, that unfortunately hit financial difficulties towards the end of 2008. The good news is the double championship winning team is reunited for 2011 and ready for their next challenge, the BSB Evo class.
A manufacturer is yet to be confirmed, however Glen is signed up and the team structure almost complete. I believe this will be a strong package and if their past record is anything to go by, then more championships in the major classes will be on the cards. Fantastic news in these tough times.
By Niall Mackenzie
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