Appleyard call it quits after five British championship titles

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Britain’s most successful Supersport team, Appleyard Macadam Yamaha, is hanging up the pit board after an unprecedented four Supersport Championship crowns and a 125cc title.

The 2017-2020 Quattro British Supersport champions leave behind a legacy in the sport as it continually challenged within the 600cc class, taking over 63 race wins, whilst fostering the careers of many young riders.

Team owner Robin Appleyard raced 125cc machines in the World and British Championship (Champion in 1993 and 96) before starting his own team and setting up the original Red Bull Rookies programme in 2000. The team then won the 125 British Championship with Darren Barton on a Honda RS125 in 1999.

“I’ve had an amazing journey and been very lucky to be able to compete and then run my own team for which I’m very grateful . As a family we’ve loved every minute of the cut and thrust of competition, not just winning but trying to help develop young riders in some small way on their path to some great careers,” said Appleyard.

“After over 40 years in the racing paddock It’s time for me to pursue other interests, I’ll always have one eye on the racing of course, it’ll remain in my blood for ever.

“Many thanks to our great sponsors over the years, with a special mention to Margaret and Doug Macadam, Simon at Tysers Insurance and Yamaha UK, plus all our great staff. Of course my parents Colin and Peggy put so much into the sport over the years and my wife Diane, who has been with me all the way. We also show our appreciation to all our riders, organisers and of course the marshals, who make it all possible every week.”