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BBC: Mortimer Racing Victoria House Academy Expand Their Rider Line-Up As They Branch Out Into The Ohvale Mini Bike Championship.

Published on February 23, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Mortimer Racing Victoria House Academy Sign Young Rider Charlie Cunningham For Their First Season In The Ohvale Mini Bike Championship.

Bolton-based team Mortimer Racing Victoria House Academy have signed young Scottish rider ten-year-old Charlie Cunningham for the team’s first season competing in the ohvale Mini Bike Championship and the British rounds of the FIM Mini Bike GP World Series.

Ten-year-old Charlie is from Fife in Scotland, he has been racing motorbikes from the young age of seven, his first time riding a motorbike was aboard a Polini Mini Moto. Charlie will be competing in the British Mini Bike Championship, the OHVALE 110 CUP and also the FIM Mini GP World Series. As you can see 2022 is going to be a busy season for Charlie!

Welcoming such a young rider to Mortimer Racing Victoria House Academy is a new challenge and a great opportunity for team owner Rich Mortimer.

Rich Mortimer – Mortimer Racing Victoria House Academy

After watching the Ohvales racing at the Cadwell BSB in 2021 and being impressed by the organisation and the skill of the kids on track, it was on my mind to expand our academy to an earlier stage than British Talent Cup as a feeder school into our main priority which is the road to MotoGP (British Talent Cup ). Having previously known the Cunningham family and observed their commitment and dedication to the sport-young Charlie was the obvious choice of rider.

Mortimer Racing’s crew chief and mechanic Keith Taylor is relishing the new challenge of working with Charlie and his Mini bike machinery.

The championship was started by Bennetts British Superbike rider Peter Hickman and the British Mini Bike Championship.

The 110cc Ohvale UK Cup is for riders between 8 and 12 years of age. The bikes are either Automatic transmission or 4 speed Manual.

2021 saw the Ohvale UK Cup expand to include a 160cc class which is for riders 10 (or turning 10 within the year) to 14 year olds! A perfect progression for the faster riders from the 110 class and also opening up the opportunity to be involved with Ohvale to the slightly older riders that were not eligible before!

The Championship is a 10 round British Championship heading to all parts of the UK utilising kart tracks to race on. Tracks include Pembrey in Wales, Ellough Park In Norfolk, Rowrah in Cumbria and Lydd down in Kent to name just a few.

A typical race weekend consist of 2 practice sessions, qualifying and race 1 on Saturday followed by a warm up session and 2 races on the Sunday.

Riders will receive Instruction from BSB riders, BMB trainers and seasoned members of the Motorcycle Media on and off the track, encompassing safety procedures, race craft & media training. With the plan to extend the championship further in the coming years to include a 190cc Ohvale GP-0 class it’s an exciting time for young British talent!

Exciting times ahead for Victoria House Academy as they take on this new championship with their new rider Charlie Cunningham.

Featured Images: Charlie Cunningham Racing.


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