MotoGP: Jake Archer and Tom Booth-Amos head British Wildcard Charge

The British Grand Prix will see Jake Archer, Tom Booth-Amos, and Josh Owens join John Mcphee and Danny Kent in flying the flag for Britain.


Jake Archer

Jake Archer has been racing in the British Motostars Championship since 2014, but Jake ‘The Snake’ Archer started his motorcycle racing career back in 2007 when he competed, and won the Autojawa championship.

In 2008 Jake moved into the GP 50 National Championship and finished that season as the champion. The next year he moved into the British Championship, still on a 50cc bike, and finished 2nd overall.

2011 saw Jake move onto the 70cc bikes and ended the season in 5th position. Jake then moved onto the 125cc’s in 2012 and 2013 before making his full-time debut in the Motostars championship onboard his own Honda in 2014 and finished 11th overall.

After showing promising signs in 2014, RS Racing snapped up Jake to partner Taz Taylor who finished 2nd overall whilst Jake ended 2015 in a strong 7th.

In 2016 Jake and the RS Racing Team moved onto a KTM in partnership with City Lifting and finished second that year to Charlie Nesbitt.


A year later Jake partnered Tom Booth-Amos who dominated the 2017 Motostars series leaving Jake to finish second again. In August 2017 both Jake and Tom was accepted to compete in the British GP. Jake Archer qualified for the Moto3 race in 30th position, beating his teammate Tom Booth-Amos. Unfortunately, Jake Archer had to pull into the pitlane ending his British GP wildcard 3 laps early.

So far in 2018, Jake Archer has won 8 of the 11 races and leads the Motostars championship by an impressive 50 points over Storm Stacey.

Tom Booth-Amos

Tom Booth-Amos will return to the Grand Prix paddock after competing in the CEV Championship throughout 2018 onboard the British Talent Honda.

Tom, however, will be riding a Leopard Honda as he joins Enea Bastianini and Lorenzo Dalla Porta in the cyan blue colours for his home round.


Tom Booth-Amos made his name in 2017 taking the British Motostars Championship on the City Lifting KTM.

Like his teammate of the time, Tom took part in the 2017 British GP, qualifying in a lonely 32nd but fought hard in the race to finish 21st setting a race lap time faster than Romano Fenati and Nicolo Bulega.

So far in 2018. Tom has been taking part in the Spanish Championship onboard the British Talent Cup Honda who as a team stepped back from their Moto3 commitments with John Mcphee at the end of 2017 to focus bringing talent up from the all-new British Talent Cup series.


Josh Owens:

Josh Owens will make his Moto2 debut at Silverstone as himself and the RS Racing Kalex will join the likes of Miguel Oliveira, Alex Marquez, and Francesco Bagnaia around the Northamptonshire circuit.

In 2015 Josh took part in the 125cc championship, taking the title on his own RS125 Honda with two rounds remaining of the season. The next year Josh finished 6th in the Motostars Moto3 championship and also secured a ride in the European /CEV Junior World Championship with Spanish team Promo Racing.

With that set, Josh headed out to Spain but found it tough, his best finish being a 20th at Le Mans and Jerez.

Josh Owens

In 2018 Josh returned to the British Championship after the announcement of the new GP2 class.

It was a slow start to the season for Josh but he and the RS Racing Team soon got up to speed fighting at the front in the last few rounds, picking up his maiden win at Thruxton by 12 seconds.

Find out how the British wildcards will get on here at NowMoto.

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