Ian and Dan previously raced a Polaris in the UK SxS Championship and have made the move to compete in the trophy series in the BCCC in a new build Yamaha YXZ1000R.
Ian commented: “We both loved the SxS Championship but were looking for some longer distance racing more akin to rallying than the short course racing that the SxS Championship has, it’s a different challenge and we are both looking forward to it.”
Dan added: “We shared the driving in the SxS Championship and we loved it, indeed we might be able to some more races in it in the new Yamaha, but this is different and we are both relishing the challenge that longer distance rallying type events offer.”
Ian and Dan's entry marks the fifth Yamaha to enter the BCCC with announcements due from at least four more in the remaining weeks before round one, so there is plenty of news to come.
Thorne concludes; “We’ve still to hear from several more Yamaha drivers and there are going to be a few who will be competing in multiple championships so it's going to be a busy season, can't wait!”