Gary Wilson - Team Owner
Gary Wilson started his love of motorcycles at the age of 14 when he got his first bike , a C70, and after this quickly became motorcycle mad. His first race bike was an RD250B at the age of 20. He came 4th in the Auto66 championship that same year. However his first race wasn’t completed on this bike but instead as a sidecar passenger.
Gary formed Wilson Racing in 1985 when he retired from racing due to family commitments. He started Wilson Racing as a motocross team in England, working his way up to the Motocross GP’s with his rider in 1997 -1998. It was after this in 1998 he moved to tarmac with his rider Chris Martin. In 2000 he was helping out Kenny Tibble as well as Chris Martin in the 125 class of BSB leading to Kenny coming 1st in the championship and Chris 5th. In 2001-2002 Gary worked at Moto GP with the TSR team as well as racing in Europe with Chris. It was in 2003 that Gary and Chris moved to the Moto GP Seedorf team.
After this Gary came back to England to compete in the British Superbikes in all classes including the 125,supersport 600, stock 1000, superstock 600. Then competing in the world Superbikes in 2006 with Tom Tunstall. In 2012-2013 he ran his team in the Moto 2 class in the Spanish CEV. He then came back to England running his team in the newly formed standard class that focused on junior riders. In 2016 he had Charlie Atkins and TJ Toms in this class, and come 2017 had 6 riders under his team name including Max Cook and Scott Ogden. The team went on to win the championship this year with Max Cook.
In 2018 Gary took Fenton Seabright and Jack Hart out to Spain to compete in the European Talent cup, with Fenton putting his bike on the podium at Estoril and both riders consistently scoring points throughout the season. Since then Gary has been back in England with his Riders competing in the new British Talent Cup. Some of Gary’s success stories include, Chris Martin, Scott Ogden, Fenton Seabright, Max Cook and many more.
Rebekah Ellie - Mechanic/Graphic designer
Rebekah has been around motorcycles since the age of 7 when her dad bought a Triumph 595i. She would ride on the back of his bike for years getting the bug for motorcycles. She first learned her basic maintenance on this bike and it was after learning the basics she knew that this is what she wanted to do for her career. After her first visit to watch the British Superbikes in 2016 she knew she wanted to be involved in the racing aspect of motorcycles.
At 16 she got her first road bike a WK SP50quickly upgrading to a Lexmoto Tempest at 17. However after a few near misses on the road she knew she wanted to be on track, so in 2020 she had her first trackday on a Honda CB300, quickly booking 2 more on a CBR650r for the following month. At the end of that year is when she started working for Wilson Racing as a mechanic part time, quickly progressing to full time after realising it is what she wanted to do. In the year 2021 was when she bought her first track bike a KTM RC390 and gained her Novice race licence. In 2022 she has completed more trackdays on her CBR600rr with the intention of racing in the NG novice 600 class in the year of 2023. Rebekah is super happy with her position within Wilson Racing as well as the paddock, being a mechanic, website management, as well as graphic designer for Wilson racing and many other teams in the paddock.
Ian Gardner - Rider coach
Ian started his own racing career in 1997 at the relatively late age of 25, winning 3 club championships, and achieving 5th in the national championship the following year. He progressed through the BSB 125, 600 and 250 capacity classes, with a few years at European championship level. In 2005, Ian came 4th in the British Championship on his Yamaha TZ250, narrowly missing the top spot in a closely fought battle. The following year saw him take a MotoGP wild card ride at Donington.
Ian has remained in touch with the racing scene through many friendships and in 2018 he occasionally helped out a few rider’s, with more full time data co-ordination and coaching from 2019 resulting in race wins and 2 British championships with Scott Ogden, who he continues to support.
Other riders benefiting from Ian’s experience and knowledge include Fenton Seabright, James Cook, Charlie Atkins, Ryan Hitchcock among others, across the British Talent Cup, Red Bull Rookies, Junior World Championship, ETC and Moto3 categories. And let’s not forget the role of rider coach, mechanic and transport for his youngest son Sam, currently riding high in the FAB Championship!