DATE OF BIRTH: January 14, 1997
RACING NUMBER: 97
HOMETOWN: South Shields
HOBBIES: Racing, BMX, Skateboarding, Gym
2015: Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship
When a promised sponsor let him down just weeks before the season began, Josh was forced to axe his plans to run with a top team in the Motorpoint British Supersport Evo Championship. He was given the opportunity to make his 1000cc debut, replacing an injured rider on the MWR Motorsports Kawasaki at Brands Hatch where he finished his first ever Superstock 1000 race in an impressive 10th place. He continues to seek sponsorship to help him complete the season, ideally remaining aboard a 1000cc machine.
2014: Motorpoint British Supersport Evo Championship
Josh finished third in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship in his first full season in the top flight class. He quickly established himself as one of the front runners as a regular podium visitor, grabbing his first victory at Cadwell Park and picking up numerous second and third places. His hopes of finishing the year second were dashed only when he suffered a big crash in the final round at Brands Hatch.
2013: Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship
Josh stepped-up to 600cc power aboard a Kawasaki ZX6R in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship running under his family’s team, MJJ Motorsports. By the end of the year he had switched to become one of a number of riders to spearhead the new Motorpoint British Supersport Evo Championship, scoring his first podium at the final round at Brands Hatch
2012: Monster Energy Motostar British Championship
Josh’s second season in the re-branded British 125GP Championship was cut short in June when the youngster opted to cut his year short and concentrate on his 2013 plans.
Starting the year on board a Honda 125cc machine, his hopes of regular top 10 finishes were dashed thanks to mechanical issues and a run of bad luck.
In June he had his first outing on a Kawasaki ZX6R at the Chris Walker Racing School and instantly took to the bigger machine.
He decided to cut his losses and quit the championship, instead throwing himself into as many Chris Walker Racing School events as possible to get him ready for a full season on a 600cc in 2013.
2011: Sunocco British 125GP Championship
In what was to be an up and down year for Josh, the teenager rode no less than four bikes over the course of the season.
Starting with the Repli-cast squad he ran himself for a handful of rounds before joining the SGR Racing team mid-season.
After some strong results, Josh ended the year with an outing on the Colin Appleyard machine at Brands Hatch.
2010: Aprilia Superteens