Rendell is desperately seeking financial support ahead of this weekend’s British Superbike round at Donington Park.
A note from Rendell “Two years ago I was cooped up in St Georges Hospital with a broken pelvis; today I am third in the British Championship with four rounds to go! The financial support I have received during my comeback year has been astonishing and I cannot thank those individuals enough. My week day job funds about half the season and the rest comes from family, friends, fans and private sponsorship. I am now in the position where I will have to re-use old tyres and save on fuel if I cannot gain extra financial support (ultimately jeopardising any chance of progression this year). However big or small all donations count towards what will hopefully be an exciting end to my season!!”
Supporting Rendell couldn’t be easier: Donations can be sent the following ways:
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Cash/Card payment at Donington Park this weekend. (Race Weekend Contact Number: 07905439172)
Shall I race again? I want to get back into it but look what I have been through! Yes I love racing but seriously – Broken arms, broken legs, broken wrist – broken fingers and to top it off a broken pelvis last season…. Without a shadow of a doubt Rendell’s 2013 comeback was a shock to everyone! Rendell first started racing mini-moto’s at a young age, swiftly progressing up to club racing where back to back race wins accumulated to clear cut championship wins. This success was soon spotted and Rendell progressed to join the 125GP British Superbike Championship. This positive start to Rendell’s racing career was unfortunately halted when the true dangers of racing caught up with him in 2009; a huge crash a Cadwell Park prematurely ended his season with a broken leg. Following rehabilitation Rendell jumped back into the BSB paddock and unfortunately struggled to find the correct team/bike combination – eventually leading him to the Superstock 600’s. A recipe which once again began on a high; with positive pre-season lap times coming through. Unfortunately this was curtailed with Rendell’s worst injury yet; a broken pelvis whilst testing in Spain. Following a medi-jet evacuation and life saving surgery, bedbound Rendell spent the rest of the season recovering and reflecting on his career to date. Looking ahead to the 2013 season, Rendell insisted that enough is enough and it was time to put an end to it all! Well that lasted long……. Banks Racing approached Rendell with a seat and this was accepted in a flash; look where he is now…….. 3 podiums this year and 6 rounds to go. ONE HELL OF A COME BACK
Following two successful race weekends Rendell now feels he has the pace to win races. Brands Hatch marked both the season opener and Rendell’s return to the British Superbikes with Banks Racing.
Banks Racing used round one to establish a base setting and dial this into Rendell’s requirements; fortunately this was achieved by race day resulting in a third place podium.
The team then focused on round two (Thruxton), this circuit a favorite of Rendell’s for the fast pace action it presents. During the weekend Rendell consistently set the fastest 125 laps; placing him on the front row, with only Moto3 bikes ahead of him. Starting from the front row, Rendell was in a good position for a solid race result. From the off Rendell was battling for a podium finish managing 9 laps in the top 3. On the 10th lap of 14 Rendell entered the final corner with lack of drive; prematurely ending his race with a technical problem. Unfortunately the front sprocket had come off.
Understandably Rendell is disappointed with this result, however with 10 rounds to follow is not too disheartened. Despite the DNF, Rendell set the fastest 125 lap and remains within the Top 10 of the championship. The next meeting is at Oulton Park (4-6 May) where Rendell hopes to recoup vital championship points.
Rendell says “So far I am pleased with my comeback and cannot thank Banks Racing enough for such a competitive bike. I have come back fighting fit and am really enjoying my self back on the 125's. Looking ahead to Oulton Park I am determined to achieve another podium finish and will approach the whole weekend with that attitude. The bike has been upgraded for Oulton and we have shaved some weight off which will help top speed. My size as a 125 racer does mean that I have to push the bike in the corners, but as evidenced at Brands Hatch and Thruxton, I have the ability to set the fastest laps and compete with all.”
Rendell is desperately seeking an Official Bike Sponsor to join his on track success and enable him to complete all rounds of the British Superbike Championship, If you feel you can help him in anyway, please contact him via his website www.edrendell12.com or by contacting 07768619700.