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Feb 7, 2001

Scottish Champion Roger Bennett Wants Daytona Superbike Ride

Well-known international racer and Scottish Champion Roger Bennett is looking for a Superbike ride for the Daytona 200 and is willing to consider either a straight lease deal or a trade wherein his team, Bikeshire Racing U.K., reciprocates by running a U.S. rider at a European event.

Bikeshire Racing's Ray Johnston can be contacted via e-mail at

Bennett's career highlights follow:

2000: Scottish Champion and Supersport 600cc Champion on YZF-R-6. Macau GP, qualified fourth on Yamaha France YZF-R7/R1, bike DNF'd lap one. UK Endurance, pole sitter and race winner at Oulton Park 6-Hour.

1999: Second in Scottish 600cc Championship, by 2 points!

1998: Macau Grand Prix, qualified second, finished fifth riding GSXR750 for Harris Superbike Team. Missed Aug-Nov due to injuries.

1997: British Superbikes Privateer cup, best result 11th overall. Macau GP, finished fourth riding GSXR750 for Harris World Superbike Team.

1996: Macau GP, qualified second, finished second on private ZX-7R. Bol d'Or 24-Hour with Team Phase One, DNF while in 10th place. Finished second in British Formula 1 Cup series.

1995: Daytona 200, DNF (crash with Chandler), Daytona Superteams race second. Bol d'Or with Phase One Endurance, reserve rider. Out from Daytona crash until August.

1994: Daytona 200, 16th place, top European. WSB Donington, DNF in rain. British Superbikes, best result fourth at Mallory Park, April.

1993: Bol d'Or 24-Hr with Phase One Endurance, DNF while in fifth or 6sixh (Simon
Buckmaster/Graziano crash). World Superbikes Donington, 20th. British Superbikes, best result sixth at Donington, May. Macau GP, fourth.

1992: British Superbikes, best result fourth at Donington, May.

1991: UK BOTT Champion, four wins and three seconds in seven Rounds. European BOTT
wins at Assen and Carole (Paris). Macau GP qualified third, finished sixth.

1990: Le Mans 24-Hr with Team Phase One, finished about 16th.

1989: Le Mans 24-Hr with Team Bike RC30, DNF. Scottish Champion on RC30.

1988: Bol d'Or 24-Hr with Team Bike RC30, ran 11th place but DNF.

1987: Spa 24-Hr, 10th place finish. Bol d'Or 24-Hr, DNF after crash.