One of the front runners in the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship Moto Three class over the past couple of seasons, Kilmacrennans Richard Kerr, has decided to change classes for the forthcoming 2018 season.
The 17 year old student will switch to the Dickies British 600 supersport class on board the Campbell Motor Sport 675 Triumph.
The bike is owned by business man Robert Campbell and is looked after by Triumph Engineer Simon King.
Despite not having ever raced a larger capacity machine before, Richard is relishing the new challenge that lies ahead, “I am really looking forward to moving up into the Supersport class. I have never ridden a supersport bike before, but I have a good idea of what to expect. I hope I can adapt to the bike well , The 675cc Triumph has much more power than the Moto3 but the Triumph being much bigger and heavier it will be much more stable than the Moto3.”
Standing at 5.10 ft, Richard admits that he was having trouble getting tucked into the moto three machine, but should feel much more comfortable on the bigger machine, on which he will get his first run on the “Campbell Motor Sport Triumph 675r “ when the team go for a four day test at Almeria in January.
Finishing 4th in the British Championships this year, Richard who scored no less than 8 podium finishes in the British Championships, began his career in junior moto cross before taking to the tarmac in 2013, where in his first season he clinched both the 125 and newcomers championships.
After joining forces with Bob Wylie Racing, Kerr tackled the British Moto three series, with a best result of Third at Cadwell Park.
This past couple of seasons, Richard has raced the NWR KTM, and is the present Bishopscourt, Kirkistown and St Angeleo Moto Three Lap Record holder.
The Donegal rider is presently concentrating on the 2018 season, knowing that he will have to re adapt his riding style, The quietly spoken Kerr is training on a daily basis and is confident that he can bring the team top ten results before the season is over.