Topic: Mathew Dawes

Brands Hatch Race Report


Brands Hatch Race Report

This weekend we started our season at the famous Brands Hatch Indy circuit which always provides good close racing.

Test Day

The day was a perfect test day with the weather giving us the opportunity to test the bike in wet and dry conditions this worked well as this was the weather report for the rest of the weekend. Happy with pace and setup for both conditions we finished the day happy enough.


It was a busy busy session with not much room for clear laps. We managed a few average laps and finished a frustrating 9th overall but 2nd in class.

Race 1

Starting 9th the race was dry and really was a good opportunity to get the season going. I got a average start but made 2 positions into turn 1. We pushed hard and made more places finding our way into P6 overall. We then came across Alex Laureys Racing and JAB racing(Ryan Varley) we had a great battle switching places plenty of times, we were all running a strong pace none of us going as fast as we could due to swapping places so many times. I just piped Ryan to the line after he had a moment out of clear ways and took P4 overall and 2nd in class.

Race 2

Due to the mega laps system I started P5 and 1st in class. It was declared a wet race but was drying fast. We choose wet tyres.
We got a strong start making a place into 4th overall we sat being two in front and quickly felt I had a stronger pace, I set up a move which has worked for me in the past but unfortunately I was slightly too wide and the rear let go. The bike took some damage we repaired the bike quickly and got it ready for Race 3.

Race 3

Very similar track conditions to race 2 we went with the same wet tyres. We had a great start moving from 5th to 2nd I sat behind Jordan Rushby and was just about to knock off lap 1. Unfortunately when exiting the last corner clearways I lost control of my bike were the camber of the circuit drops away. I remember it all clear as day I had already picked up the throttle much earlier to build momentum the rear came round I saw the rear wheel came round pretty quick and flew me off. It was all good until I hit the floor which then I fell hard onto my head knocking me clean out, after that I woke up in the medical centre and had some other pains.

Firstly I just want to thank Thundersport GB , the medics and marshals they were so good to me I cannot thank them enough!
Secondly I’d like to thank my family, friends, sponsors and competitors for generally asking how I am it means a lot to me thank you.

The weekend to me was a success, I ran at the front all weekend, beat my personal best lap time and had great fun all weekend!
I’m not completely sure how quickly I will return but will find out more today!

Thanks to all of my sponsors!
Edison Technical Recruitment
CNC Routing LTD
Hosted-developments – Thank you Peter and Sunrise for your support, the flowers and chocolates went down well 😊
Kickstart Motorcycles
Circuit Moto
Vulcanet Bike UK
PCR Performance
Eazi-Grip Tank Grips
HEL Performance
Held Rider Equipment

Race report courtesy Mathew Dawes


Mathew Dawes Racing 

Race track images courtesy

Snappy Racers 


We are Proud To Announce our New Sponsorship!

We are proud, and happy, to announce that we are now official sponsors of the racing motorcyclist Mathew Dawes!


After wrapping up second place in the 600 Thundersport GB championship we are looking forward to a successful 2017
Mathew, from Redditch, achieved Pole positions, 24 podiums and 4 race wins this year and plan to achieve even more in 2017


It’s a Team Effort

This is a great achievement and close to the heart of Hosted Developments Peter Lovatt, who is an avid rider. As two of the Lovatt’s family join their father on motorcycles and his wife Sunrise riding pillion, it’s going to be a team effort to support Mathew in his winning career.

After a successful start to Mathew’s racing career in 2016 he has shown his ability gaining a vast amount of podiums and race wins which within a short amount of time this has been a great achievement, In 2017 he will look to progress further into the Thundersport Elite Series along side this Mathew will test his skills in the British Superbike Paddock (BSB), The coverage at British Superbikes will see over 14 million viewers and over 320,000 attending race day fans over a season!


Mathew Born Racer

Mathew born in Leamington Spa has always had a passion for bike racing from a very young age, financing bike racing while he was younger was not possible , however Mathew was still destined to make something of himself on two wheels and as soon as the funding was there he began his racing career.

  • 2015 – Mathew Jumped straight into the biggest national club level championship in the UK (ThundersportGB), He didn’t have any experience of the circuits on the calendar ! After finishing many times in the top 10 and 5 in 2015 the season was cut short due to financial constraints .
  • 2016 – 2rd in the Thundersport GB championship. Achieving 24 podium finishes and 4 race wins. The season came with its down side with various mechanical bike issues holding Mathew back from winning the title outright. However the season proved Mathews Pace and willingness to succeed. In only his first full season to finish 2rd was a great achievement.
  • 2017 – Mathew will step up to the top level of club racing in the Elite series of Thundersport GB, With the right funding Mathew also has plans to make his way into the British Superbike Paddock with Wildcard appearances!

The team, at present, consists of the following;
Edison Technical Recruitment
CNC Routing LTD
Redditch Powder Coating
PCR Performance
Circuit Moto
TranAm Ltd
Eazi-Grip Tank Grips
Vulcanet Bike UK