Lewis Cornish Supermoto CV
Lewis Cornish has been racing British Championship supermoto since he was 12 years old and he took an instant liking to the fast tarmac/dirt bike sport by finishing 3rd place in his debut season. He gained support from TRM-Honda UK and took the following two British Junior Championship titles and as such is the youngest ever rider to be British Champion aged 13. He also became the only British junior rider to compete in the ultra-tough French championships and he also competed in the USA's largest event The State Line National in Las Vegas.
A major injury spoiled his first season in the adult classes but in his first 250 S3 race he finished on the podium and he also put his Honda on pole position at the Austrian Supermoto GP in his first European Championship event as well as making the semi-finals on his 250 at the world's largest event the Mettet Superbiker in Belgium. The following year and still aboard a Honda 250 he finished the season as 250 British Champion as well as taking the top step of the British 450 National podium in the two races he competed in following his 16th birthday. This resulted in his first trip to Australia where despite spending time injured in hospital, he was allowed to compete in the Grand Final where he took 4th place despite starting from the back row. Lewis' first attempt at qualifying for the British Elite class resulted in him making the grade in 10th position and he went on to finish in 8th overall in his debut Elite season.
In the following three seasons Lewis made several returns to Australia and raced in several European events as he made his way up the British rankings. This resulted in him being chosen for the 3 man team to represent Team Great Britain at the annual Supermoto of Nations event. 2012 saw him really find his feet in the British Elite Championships when he took his first win at the top level and the following season saw Lewis Champion once more as he took both the British Masters title an also the SMM.UK championships.
Since then Lewis Cornish has been a regular race winner and challenger for the British title as well as being chosen for Team Great Britain every year. Two seasons ago a switch to the exotic hand built Italian TM machines has finally given Lewis the machinery to be competitive at the very highest international level. He was leading the 2015 British Championship but with round 7 of the series clashing with the Supermoto of Nations he chose to race for his country instead of defend his championship lead, with his nearest 2 rivals opting out of Team GB duties to race round 7, Lewis dropped down to a final 3rd at season's end. During 2015 Lewis took on the challenge of the FIM Asia Championship winning all the races he has entered, all of this on a grid full of professional riders and on a borrowed machine.
Another third position in the Australian championships followed plus another successful Baltic championship campaign means that Lewis remains an international favourite with the fans worldwide.
The 2016 season saw Lewis competing in the toughest championship in the world, the French S1 Prestige class aboard a RAW Motorsport TM450-SMX. Early pre-season testing was very encouraging but a few days before the opening round Lewis was rushed into hospital for an emergency appendix operation which meant he was always behind his fellow competitors during the season ahead. A best result of 4th place was just reward and finishing in 7th position in the 2016 championship was an impressive result in this company after missing the first round. An invite to race a Teknoteka TM450 in an Italian Championship round was too good to miss and despite the fact that it was a new track and bike to learn Lewis impressed a field of World & European Championship regulars to take 6th place. A trip to Malang, Indonesia saw Lewis put his Kenny Motorworks bike on the FIM Asia S1 podium in runner up place and another trophy for his cabinet.
Lewis Cornish Supermoto Achievements
2005 3rd British 85cc Championship
2006 British Junior 85cc Champion
2007 British Junior 150cc Champion
2009 British National 250 Champion
2010 8th British Elite Championship
Chosen for Team Great Britain Jnr, Cahors, France 2010
2011 6th British Elite Championship
2012 5th British Elite Championship, Chosen for Team Great Britain Jnr, Portimao, Portugal
2013 3rd British Elite Championship and Australian Championships
British Masters Champion, SSM-UK Champion 2010
Chosen for Team Great Britain, Pleven, Bulgaria
2014 3rd British Elite Championship, Chosen for Team Great Britain, Cremona, Italy
2015 3rd British Elite Championship and Australian Championships
Chosen for Team Great Britain, Jesolo, Italy 2015
2016 7th French S1 Prestige Championship (missed opening round) 4th place best race result. 2nd FIM Asia S1, Malang, Indonesia
Edgars started to race supermoto in 2007 and before this, quad enduro championships. He started in the hobby class (Nationals in Latvia) and was 07 champion. First race in Latvian S1 was in 2008 but only did a few races and then he stopped due to financial reasons. After this, he began jet ski/water sports for a year and then moved to the UK in 2009. He came back in 2012 to race in British National championship with his KTM 690 street bike. Podiums in National B and had trophies in all 4 rounds he entered. 2013 and made a step up by racing TM 530SMX in national A group. Was in top three but at the last round suffered a bad crash that cost the championship podium and dropped to 5th. 2013 and Edgars was chosen to represent Team Latvia at the Supermoto of Nations in Pleven, Bulgaria. He then spent time racing with Lewis in both the Latvian and Baltic Championships. 2014 Edgars joined CRT Supermoto with Lewis, Craig Gray, Kev Townsend and Dave Cornish, he made the step up to British Elite Championship. Chosen as team manager for Team Latvia, this time at Cremona in Italy.
George's racing background has been patchy, competing in several disciplines 'on and off' starting with racing speedway aged 12, quickly moving up the ranks to 3rd in the British under-15 championship in his first year of competition.
Unfortunately injury put paid to a promising start and then up until his late teens he didn't do too much racing, just the odd motocross race and then in 2011 he began competing in Enduro events. He quickly showed his skills by winning the first round of the NEXC championship first time out but after a good season George didn't compete again regularly until 2015 with yet another change disciplines, this time to supermoto.
This was always something he'd wanted to try but didn't really know how to get into the sport. In his debut NORAsport year George took the Novice Cup championship title before moving up into the 'Inters' class in 2016 and once again he took top honours in the Suter Cup, this time in a tougher championship class. For 2017 George has moved up to compete in the ultra-tough French Challenger Trophy with RAW Motorsport in which 130 riders battle it out to first qualify for the Championship group and then of course compete with the best riders in this cut n thrust class.
After a baptism of fire George found his feet in the lead group and finished in the top 20 first time out at Mirecourt.