From Swindon in Wiltshire, James is following in the footsteps of his older brother Max Cook (Red Bull Rookies, CEV Moto3 and now BSB Junior Superstock) by racing for Wilson Racing. Max took the standard class title in 2017 for the team. James is now in his second year in the Moto3 class and with Wilson Racing. 2021 is about building on a very successful 2020 which saw the rider from Swindon finish an impressive eight overall with several top six finishes.
The determined 12-year-old has already proved a winner taking victory at Red Lodge on a Metrakit GP70 in 2019. That year, he finished 4th overall in the Cool Fab Racing GP70 class. Apart from his race victory he stood on the podium a further 8 times.
Cook is looking to push on in 2021 and hopes to be challenging for podiums over the season.
Ryan is a couple of months younger than James Cook and is also in his second year with the Wilson Racing team. He finished his first season a very creditable tenth in the series.
Alongside his Moto3 commitments he achieved two minibike British championships in 2020.
In 2019 Ryan got to meet Bo Bensneyder at a training camp in Assen. To Ryan’s surprise he took part in one of the events and they got to race the actual TT ciruit, albeit flat out on their GP70s.
Over the last few years he has been kindly supported by the people at the Moto Rapido Ducati team who spotted him racing in the Cool FAB Racing championship.
The youngest rider on the team is Luca Hopkins. 13 in February he hails from the small village of Hemingbrough in North Yorkshire.
Luca started racing Metrakits in the Cool Fab Racing championships that so many riders have passed through on their way to great careers.
In 2020 he finished runner-up in the British Minibike Ohvale 110 Cup reaching the podium on several occasions.
His goal for 2021 is to learn the larger circuits the riders use in the British Talent Cup and to try and finish inside the top 20.