Former semi-professional rider Dave Binch runs the show with several members of his team living and working in the Mansfield area.
They compete in the British Superbike Championship in the Stock 600 class (Pirelli National Junior Superstock), currently competing with Oxford-based Zak Corderoy, who is currently fourth in the championship and very present in the mix, as well as entering the famous Mann TT Races Island.
âCovid hasn’t dented our enthusiasm, although we’ve had to operate and manage budgets differently to ensure everyone stays safe,â Dave said.
âLast year the races really slowed down with the cancellation of half the season, the races were held without spectators, behind closed doors, our events being broadcast only on television.
âThroughout 2021 things have gradually opened up and it’s great to bring the crowds back to the circuits to watch and support.
“There is definitely some pent-up excitement now that spectators are allowed in. I think 2022 will be even bigger.”
Dave had retired from the sport, but in 2015 he ended up at the Isle of Mann TT where he tracked his 150mph run around the circuit, covering the 37.8 mile walk to raise funds. for a charity.
Since then he started Binch Racing and they have become a staple in the city.
âSome of our major supporters, workers, volunteers and funders like Vaughandale Construction (Mansfield) and Tyler Bros. Engineering (Kirkby) are an integral part of the local community,â he said.
âOur team exists with many levels of support from our sponsorship partners such as Vaughandale to technical support from West Notts College.
He added: âMany of our supporters and funders love the opportunity to come and be with us in the BSB paddock and enjoy our hospitality packages. Being really close to the racing action really resonates with people.
âOther partners prefer to support remotely but take advantage of the promotional benefits of media exposure.
âThe core team of eight leads the team through a mix of volunteers and part-time support staff.
âOur staff are mostly from the Mansfield area, with the exception of our 22 year old rider Zak from Oxfordshire who is one of the talents to watch for the future.
âWe are very lucky to have him. I think he likes the East Midlands heat that he gets now that he’s a part of the squad, although we are working on changing his southern accent!
Dave is now hoping they can add TT races to their calendar next year,
âCovid caused the Classic TT to be canceled on the Isle of Man for two years, which is very frustrating for us as our racing bikes have been lying dormant, ready to go,â he said.
“However, I have already been in contact with the organizers of TT 2022 and the Isle of Man events are looking very positive for next year, so we are already planning to return in good style.
âAnyone who would like to get involved please contact us. “
Team links to social media are @binchracing & @binch_racing