Touchdown! Paasch joins Archer at Team RS Racing ahead of British GP2 Championship kickoff

Brandon Paasch became the first American rider to celebrate a British Championship victory last season in the HEL Performance British Motostar Moto3 class and now the 18-year-old American contender will progress to the British GP2 Championship.

Paasch will join Jake Archer at team RS Racing for their 2020 campaign, sponsored by the UK’s leading specialist roofing and cladding contractors, Kovara Projects, as the Barnsley-based team bid to clinch their third consecutive title in the class.

Paasch said: “I am beyond stoked to be joining the Kovara Projects/RS Racing team for the 2020 British GP2 Championship. I have wanted to work with this team for a long time now and I’m really looking forward to the new season. I would like to thank Ryan and the whole team for this opportunity; I think we have the potential to get some solid results this year.

“I am spending the off-season in California training hard with a great group of people at The W training facility to come back even stronger and sharper than last season and I am looking forward to Silverstone for round one. Finally, I would like to thank my personal sponsors Arai, Spidi, CCC Manhattan, Luxestar VIP and of course Big Bird.”

Archer said: “This will be my second year on the Kalex GP2 machine and I am really looking forward to the season. After a dip in confidence midway through 2019 I am looking forward to a much more positive and competitive 2020.

“I have been training hard over the winter months and have recently spent four days out in Spain on a stock 600 bike re-building my confidence, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Hopefully we can transfer this to the GP2 bike when we go back out testing with the team in early March. I would just like to thank Ryan at RS Racing, Peter & Sheryl at Kovara Projects and all my sponsors for their continued support.”

Team Owner Ryan Saxelby said: “It is brilliant to know that we have two extremely talented young riders signed for the 2020 season, we can now concentrate on our pre-season preparations to ensure everything is in place for the first round at Silverstone in April. I would like to thank Peter and Sheryl at Kovara Projects for their continued support and firmly believe that we as a team can reward that support with another championship.”

Peter Lucey managing director of Kovara Projects said: “We are delighted to be back once again for the 2020 season as title sponsor to RS Racing. Both Jake and Brandon are both very talented young men and it is a pleasure to support them both in the GP2 Championship. This is a very exciting time for all concerned and I would like to wish both Jake and Brandon all the very best for 2020.”

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