Victoria House Academy/Mortimer Racing have announced they have teamed up with teenager Charlie Farrer to contest the British Talent Cup in 2020.
Team owner and former racer Rich Mortimer has a proven track record of spotting talent across all levels of road and track racing and has been following Farrer’s career since 2018.
Last season, he stepped in to offer the youngster a wild card ride at very short notice for the opening round of the HEL Performance British Motostar Standard Championship at Oulton Park, where he scored two third place podium finishes on an untested Honda NSF250R.
Farrer, of Easington, County Durham, continued the 2019 season on the competitive Banks Racing Honda, becoming a consistent frontrunner and posting an impressive lap record at Knockhill in July.
But now – after just making the age cut-off by a month – Farrer will contest a full season with Mortimer’s squad, and admits he has his eyes on the title.
“Once I found out I was still eligible for the British Talent Cup, I had a few offers on the table but for me, Richard’s was definitely the best,” said Farrer.
“He helped me out last year by offering me the chance to ride his bike at round one when Pete Banks was ill, and we built a good relationship from there.
“I respect him, we get on really well and I couldn’t think of a better team to be with. The reason I’ve decided to do the British Talent Cup this year is because I think I can win it. I had some great races and podiums last year in the Talent Cup and Motostar Standard, and I do feel like I’ve got unfinished business there.
“I could’ve made the move to 600s but I genuinely think I can win. I certainly want to be running up at the front. Richard wants that too and he believes in me so I’m raring to go now. I want to thank him for this amazing opportunity and I can’t wait for the season to begin.”