Commercial Fleet Services
1997- I started riding pushbikes at the age of 3 and a half, I then took the stabilisers off at age 5 and that was it, I was hooked! Pushbikes were never fast enough though
2009- I actually started riding motorbikes when I was 16 I got an RS50 and I loved it! I rode every summer and winter, I was one of those riders that actually liked to go out in the rain
2016- I have always wanted to race bikes for as long as I can remember but could never afford it. My first ever time on track was when I was doing my ACU race license in the rain! Then went straight into a race weekend at Brands Hatch Indy with BEMSEE race clubbing I had a completely standard R6 apart from an aftermarket exhaust system and track fairings. I qualified 16th in my first round (the very first time using race tires). In the third race that round I got a 5th out of 30 riders- my best race.
I then had a terrible crashing disease and I crashed at every race weekend! I have since realised I was trying to go faster on a bike that couldn’t keep up with me. I had a massive high side in the end and then went on to buy a Kawasaki ZX6R which has been the best decision I made that year.
2017- Only managed 4 rounds due to limited funds but it was the best year by far due to the bike and learning a lot regarding the bike set up from the Phoenix race team.
My best round was at Rockingham. The weekend consisted of four races in which I achieved two 3rd places on Saturday, alongside Marshall’s Rider of the Day Winner. On Sunday I achieved a 2nd place in the first race and broke the class lap record which has stood for some time and set by Harry Truelove; a rider who now competes with BSB. I went on to win the second race in appalling wet weather conditions and came in 12 seconds ahead of my nearest rival.
Pictured is Luke with his trophies he won at Rockingham
As the 2018 season gets underway at Donington Park with the ACU test day in two weeks we are looking forward to supporting Luke Turner and Benny Greyson in the Thundersport GB paddock this year.
Luke has previousley raced under the Phoenix banner but is hoping that a full year with Dave can bring the rewards that he fought so hard to get last year, Benny is trying 600 cc motorcycle racing for the first time as previous years have seen him in a motor cross paddock.
We will keep you all informed of both the riders progress on the website during the 2018 season.
Below are both riders achievments to date.
Luke Turner came to chat with us some time ago and asked for help over a race weekend.
Luke is very new to the sport and after working with him at Rockingham I consider his talent to be one in a hundred, he comes across very respectful and has a lot to learn, but listens and takes on information very well.
With many alterations to the front and rear suspension and after a track walk on Saturday night with myself and Chris we sorted out his gearing for him allowing him the times he needed, over the course of the weekend his lap times plummeted ending up in the 1m 26sec he came away with two 3rd places a 2nd a win and Thundersport GB rider of the day on Saturday, he also broke the Pre-National lap record. Well Done Luke.
Dave & Paddy
Dave Ogden - Team Principle
Join our existing sponsors below and be a part of this successful team.
The 2017 Phoenix CFS Race Bike pictured above currently will not have a rider aboard at Oulton Park at Thundersport GB. Ride negotiations are now available with the team principles.
If anyone would like to climb aboard, we are talking to riders now.
A Fantastic Opportunity to Join our current team sponsors in 2018
Benny Grayson #19
I have raced motocross competitively for the last 15years racing in various club and British championship meetings.
2006 -thorn club championship 1st
2007- thorn club championship 3rd
2008 - 90racingmxc championship 11th
2009- 90racingmxc championship 3rd
2010- 90racingmxc championship 4th
2011- 90racingmxc championship 4th
2012- British masters AMX2 15th
2013- British Masters AMX2 - DNF retired due to injury
2015 - injured
2016 - Pirelli British 125 championship 9th
2017- Pirelli British AMX2 DNF due to injury
Aims and expectations
This year I don't have any expectations apart from take my time, enjoy myself and stay healthy. I am returning to motorcycle racing from an injury I sustained during my last motocross season. Road racing is an exciting new world for me that i have nearly no experience in. Hopefully toward the end of the season I can look towards podium goals however for now I just need to stay on it!
This opportunity is available by negotiation through our team principle Dave Ogden, If you would like to get closer to the riders and the race action than before please get in touch.
Bring your brand to life and engage with the racing fraternity through Thundersport GB in 2018
Thank you to all the many people that have shown an interest for the Oulton Park ride with the team. The ride was on a first come first served basis and has now been taken.
Thank you for the genuine interest and please keep an eye out on our website for any further updates.
Dave & Paddy
Phoenix CFS Race Team.
The Phoenix Commercial Fleet Services Race Bike will have a new look in 2018.
The team are looking for main title sponsors and minor sponsorship deals for the 2018 race season, If you are interested in this unique offer within the Phoenix Commercial Fleet Services race team we are offering the following for 2018 and beyond :-
Phoenix Race Team To Support Luke & Benny in 2018
The Phoenix CFS Race Team are now featured on the EBC Brakes website with the race report from Snetterton, Please click on the link below to veiw
Rider Named for Oulton Park round
The Phoenix CFS race Team would like to announce that Aaron Bradley will be riding our Kawasaki ZX-6R at Oulton Park.
Aaron is currently seventh in the 600 Sportsman championship with work to do, he had some bad luck this year and hopes to get on a better wave of luck going forward and is hoping to make a big impact at the double points round available at the Cheshire circuit on 22nd and 23rd September.
Aaron is 21 years old and has been racing for four years, he is constantly in the top five position but hopes to do a lot better on board the Phoenix CFS race bike. Like many riders he is looking for funding to launch his remaining 2017 and 2018 race campaign, If anyone would like to help this talented young rider please feel free to contact Dave or Paddy via our contact us form on the website.
Phoenix CFS welcome Aaron to the team for the Oulton Park round and are looking forward to working with him over this weekend.
All the progress of Aaron and the Phoenix CFS Race team will be regularly updated on our Facebook page and website.
Pictured below is Aaron in action at the last Thundersport GB round at Anglesey - Photograph by Ian Boldy Superbike Photography
The Ride at Oulton Park includes :-
MUPO Suspension Technician support
EBC Brakes all weekend
Hel Performance support
Many Sponsored deals on ancillaries
Full Track Support
3 Dedicated Mechanics with full NEW BSB Supersport Spec engine for full weekend
Full weekend hospitality
Full photography media package all weekend
Full website race report published
Full Facebook race report published
Discounted deals available on Pirelli tyres and fairings available
Arrive and ride
This ride deal excludes -
Entries, Crash damage and Fuel
Available to Thundersport Elite,Sportsman, Pre national and Freshman Riders.
Please contact Dave Or Paddy ASAP