British Talent Cup


BTC: Harley McCabe Signs with Mortimer Racing – Victoria House Academy for the 2023 Honda British Talent Cup Season.

Published on January 1, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Harley McCabe switches Teams for his 2023 Season Campaign, Signing for Bolton-Based Mortimer Racing.

In one of the most unexpected signings for the 2023 Honda British Talent Cup 14-year-old Harley McCabe from Halifax moves over to the Mortimer Racing – Victoria House Academy.

The former FIM MiniGP series UK champion and three times 2022 HBTC podium youngster will contest this year’s series on the new Honda NSF 250R and will join the Mortimer Racing squad in early January for pre–season tests in Spain, with the team that took Easington’s Charlie Farrer to runner up spot in the 2020 Honda British Talent Cup, arguably one of the most tightly fought championships in the history of Honda British Talent Cup in which Franco Bourne came out the eventual championship winner.

2022 saw McCabe finish in eleventh place in the HBTC championship standings; riding for the MLav VisionTrack Team. Missing nine out of the 18 races through injuries, the first being a broken femur in pre-season off road training and then unfortunately taken out in the first lap melee at the July Brands round.

Double podiums at the Silverstone GP round and a further third step on the podium at the Donington Park final round put Harley firmly on the radar of several team owners.

Speaking to Harley before the official announcement, it was obvious that his move over to Mortimer Racing was bitter sweet, holding all the MLav VisionTrack Team in the highest of regards.

Harley McCabe

Firstly I`d like to thank Michael, Trick, Dicko and all the Vision Track team for looking after me and giving me the opportunities over the last few seasons, I loved every minute and I can’t thank them enough. Rich from Mortimer Racing has put a great package together for me for 2023 and I can’t wait to start work with Crew Chief Keith Taylor and the rest of the team

Rich Mortimer – Team Owner

I’ve personally been observing Harley’s career since first watching him in the Ohvale cup races in 2020 and 2021, his transition to Honda British Talent Cup as a 13-year-old rookie has been more than impressive, he certainly has the talent and determination to go far in the sport

Joining Harley for the 2023 Honda British Talent Cup season at Mortimer Racing will be Northern Irish rider Alexander Rowan; in which will be Alexander’s third consecutive season riding for the team and Salisbury youngster Olly Horner, who will be competing in his second season for Mortimer Racing.

The Victoria House Academy side of the team will see Scotland’s Charlie Cunningham representing the academy, continuing his apprenticeship for a second season in the British Mini Bike Championship.

Featured Images: Mortimer Racing.


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