Team FPW plan five-rider Motostar assault in 2014

Team FPW will throw five riders at next year's championship
Team FPW will throw five riders at next year's championship Picture: Team FPW

Team FPW will field a five-strong team of riders in the 2014 British Motostar Championship with American Jayson Uribe piloting the team’s new Honda Moto3 bike.

Existing teamsters Taz Taylor, who finished sixth in last year’s championship, will remain alongside Milo Ward while Uribe, Lancashire’s Greg Greenwood and Swedish import Daniel Hermansson complete the squad.

"The squad is a line up packed full of potential and exciting times lie ahead for what is possibly the largest team in the paddock," said a team spokesman.

Taz Taylor: Moving to FPW Racing a third of the way into the season, Taz made an immediate impression on the series with strong rides in the middle third of the season. It wasn’t until the final third of the season that his efforts were rewarded with podiums at Donington and again at the final Brands event. Taz arrived at the team with a real desire to do well and his pace improved with every meeting. He really took onboard a lot of what was being shown to him and the silverware was much deserved. Taz has the potential to stand on top of the podium in 2014 without a doubt.

Milo Ward: If you’re looking for excitement then look no further than Milo! He too stepped up a gear in the later part of the season and applied himself to his sport with more conviction. Stepping up from the Aprilia Superteens is a huge change and requires a much more disciplined approach to your riding and this was where Milo suffered. However a realisation focused Milo’s attention at Donington and his racing really took on a new energy for the remainder of the season. The final round saw Milo qualify in 6th before a series of events saw him start from the pit lane then crash out as he ploughed through riders from 34th to 12th.

Greg Greenwood: Knowing he couldn’t attend all of the rounds at the beginning of the season his plans were turned upside down as he was part of a multi rider crash at round 3 which left him with a broken collarbone. The resultant loss of earnings hampered Greg’s return date. Having made five rounds of the 12 Greg’s desire to do better is something to admire, with him being something of a perfectionist he will often be found preparing his bike and helping other members of the team. He’s a real team player and an ambassador to the sport who happens to be quick.

Daniel Hermansson: After dipping his toes into the Motostar series at Assen, Swedish racer "Hermie" contacted FPW Racing in 2013 to get a ride out at Brands Hatch. In what were atrocious conditions Daniel really adapted to the conditions and learnt the track in conditions where he could barely see through his visor. Daniel improved in every session and ended the race as the 8th 125GP (11th overall). What’s exciting about Daniel is that he’s a sponge, he listens and then goes straight out and makes the improvement. We are very sure that Daniel will deliver several surprises throughout the season.

Jayson Uribe: Having spent a season riding his own Rock and Sons Honda Jayson has come along way not only geographically but technically as he races in the highly competitive Motostar championship. Hailing from Napa Valley in California Jayson made the decision to come to the UK in order to make the next step in what he is hoping is a long career racing motorcycles. Jayson has been fortunate to have many American legends guide him through his learning curve including the Superbike legend Scott Russell who has spend time nurturing Jayson’s race craft.

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