November 22, 2013
THE season may be over but Josh Corner is full of busy getting prepared for 2014.
The 16-year-old from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, is hoping to have all of his plans for the coming season finalised over the next couple of weeks.
Since taking his maiden Motorpoint British Supersport Cup podium when he crossed the line second at Brands Hatch last month, the youngster remains fired-up for next year when he hopes to launch a full assault on the championship.
“It’s been a bit hectic ever since Brands Hatch because we want to get everything in place before Christmas so we can relax knowing we will be ready to go in April,” he said.
“At the moment we’re working on finding sponsorship and pulling a crew together to give us the best possible chance we can have.”
Josh expects to ride again for his family-run MJJ Motorsports with Alpha Race Paints team, headed by his dad Mark.
He will continue to run the Kawasaki ZX6R machine which took him to podium glory at the season finale, and hopes the groundwork he and the team put in over the closing few rounds will give him a head start for the new season.
“We moved up to Supersport running to the new Evo regulations at Assen in September because we felt that was going to be the way forward for us. We knew we could get a good head start for 2014 and I think we did better than even we had imagined by the end.
“From here we just want to build on this success and start next season in a strong position, so we’re currently having a lot of meetings, talking to a lot of people and hopefully we’ll be able to make a full announcement on our plans very soon.”