OMG Racing are proud to announce that they will become Yamaha Motor UK’s Official ‘Supported Team’ from 2024 in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
This follows last week’s announcement of the retirement of BSB stalwart Steve Rodgers and his Raceways Motorcycles team, who have represented the brand as McAMS Yamaha in the world’s best domestic motorcycle racing championship since 2017.
OMG Racing, campaigning in 2023 as LAMI Vape OMG Racing, have seen great success on the Yamaha R1 Superbikes since their introduction to the team in 2022, and between them and McAMS Yamaha saw 20 victories from 33 races during the season, eventually taking the title with Bradley Ray at the final round at Brands Hatch, bringing Yamaha’s first back-to-back BSB Championship victory since 1998.
The multi-year deal will see OMG Racing working with Yamaha Motor Racing Europe on a technical level, giving support to Mar-Train Racing, who will continue their single bike team in the Superbike category following their entry to the championship in 2023.
LAMI OMG Racing have seen a strong start to the 2023 season, with Kyle Ryde scoring 4 race wins so far, and Ryan Vickers taking his first Superbike win at Brands Hatch just a few weeks ago. At the time of writing they sit second in the Teams’ Standings.
Alan Gardner, OMG Racing Team Owner
“I feel honoured that OMG Racing have been chosen by Yamaha to be their supported team in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and I would like to publicly thank them for showing their faith in us. Winning the Championship in our very first year with Yamaha in 2022 was a dream come true for both me and every member of OMG- a dream that we all hope to replicate very soon.
“The hard work and dedication of every member of OMG Racing is what makes us who we are, and to see that ethos being recognised by Yamaha is verification that we are doing things right. Our first ever race as a team in 2018 seems like only yesterday! From such humble beginnings, such a short time ago, to now be carrying the flag for Yamaha so to speak, makes me so proud of what my team have achieved.
“Steve Rodgers, Raceways Yamaha and McAMS have set the bar high, and we intend to keep it that way. On behalf of myself and everyone at OMG along with, I’m sure, the entire Yamaha family, we would like to wish Steve Rodgers a wonderful retirement from racing, but sincerely hope to see him at many races in the future.”
Matt Taylerson, Divisional Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Motor UK
“When Steve Rodgers informed us that he wanted to take a step back at the end of the 2023 season, OMG Racing were the obvious successor given their performance since switching to the R1 in 2022.
“We need to thank Steve and everyone at McAMS Yamaha for what they’ve done for the Yamaha brand over the last seven years, they’ve done a tremendous job at taking the R1 to the top and laying the foundations for OMG to take on the baton as the official team.
“Alan and Paul at OMG run a professional effort and have represented Yamaha incredibly well over the last two seasons, so we look forward to what we can achieve together as they become the official blue team for 2024 and beyond.”