Gary Wilson and Nikita Cartwright wilson racing uk
Nikita Cartwright and Gary Wilson

After a successful year in the European Talent Cup, where the team achieved podium success, Gary Wilson and Nikita Cartwright will focus their success back in the UK in the newly expanded British Talent Cup.

Previously, Wilson Racing were Hel Performance British Motostar (Moto3) standard class champions in 2017. In 2018 they fielded five riders. Then in 2019 they surprised many larger teams in the FIM CEV Repsol European Talent Cup. They finished on the podium in Estoril and regularly took points.

Back in 1985 Gary Wilson established the team with the aim of helping younger riders.

Having moved to Almeria in Spain in 2014 and with thoughts of retirement, he was quickly drawn back to the racing scene. The organisers of the British Superbike championship announced the launch of Hel Performance Motostar British Championship standard class.

This championship was the only one in the UK whereby a rider could compete on a proper Moto3 racing bike. The attraction of the standard class was the level playing field as well as its relative affordability.

The Motostar category has now been merged into the revamped and expanded British Talent Cup. This now forms part of the British Superbike support classes. The riders still use Honda NSF250R machinery but now have ten events rather than six.

Gary Wilson’s approach has always been that he wants his young riders to understand the race bike and the circuits they race at. His belief is that if they can concentrate on getting their lap times down by better understanding of the machinery and track the rest will follow.

Previously he had great success with a rider called Chris Martin. He won the British 125cc championship with Chris Martin before the pair went on to race at GP level.

Nikita Cartwright, also runs a successful embroidery business. She produces the team wear for Wilson Racing as well as several others in the BSB paddock.