Former British Talent Cup race winner Thomas Strudwick will progress into the British GP2 Championship in 2019, alongside the Case FTR Moto team.
After an impressive 2018 season in both the British Talent Cup and the HEL Performance British Motostar standard class championships - with multiple race wins in both and securing second place in both final standings - Strudwick will now step onto a former Grand Prix-winning FTR Moto2 machine.
“I’ve had some fantastic highlights in three years of Moto3 racing, especially ending last season with the race win at the final round of the British Talent Cup in front of the MotoGP paddock at Valencia,” said the 17-year-old.
“Being part of the inaugural British Talent Cup allowed me to make huge progressions as a motorcycle racer, and I am excited to continue that progress into this GP2 project. Our preparation for the change to riding the Moto2 is well underway with developments of my riding style.
“I’ve been hugely impressed with the results that the FTR has achieved with Grand Prix racing, and also the structure that Steve Bones follows. This is a huge step forward in my career with the opportunity to work with somebody of the calibre of Steve, and I’m so excited for the season ahead.”
British-based FTR Moto achieved five wins and six poles in Moto2 during their MotoGP World Championship project across all three classes, and now partnering with Horsham-based Case Electrical will enable Strudwick to continue his progression on prototype Grand Prix machinery with the GP2 Machine in the Bennetts British Superbike series.