News 20 Dec 2023

British Superteen opportunity beckons for Gawith and Snell

Teaming up with Leon Haslam in the Rokit Rookies for 2024.

Image: Lachie Chugg.

Australian teenagers Brodie Gawith and Henry Snell have joined the Rokit Rookies team of Leon Haslam for 2024, set to contest the British Superteen Championship onboard the new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4RR.

Both will be part of the Affinity Sports Academy on their pathway to international competition, graduating from the Australian Supersport 300 Championship this season.

Gawith, 19, finished second in the R3 Cup and fourth in Supersport 300 this season domestically, while 17-year-old Snell was third in the R3 Cup and fifth in SSP300 after claiming his share of race and round victories.

“I’m super excited to join the Affinity Sports Academy next year,” said Gawith. “I look forward to learning from the greats such as Ron and Leon Haslam. It’s going to be a great learning experience and it will hopefully take my riding to the next level. I have been lucky enough to have ridden the ZX-4RR in some state titles and have been super-impressed with what it is capable of and can’t wait to test my skills against some of the UK’s best.”

Snell added: “I am really happy to announce that next year I will be riding for Affinity Sports Academy. I am thankful for the opportunity to be racing for such a great team and really looking forward to learning new skills. It gives me a good boost of confidence having already had some experience riding the new ZX-4RR here in Australia and I am looking forward to heading over to Spain in early March to begin testing with the team.”

Australians have been a fixture in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) series across a variety of categories for decades, with Gawith and Snell to benefit under the guidance of former champion and longtime World Superbike regular Haslam upon their arrival next season.

“I’m happy to announce that Brodie and Henry are going to be joining the Affinity Sports Academy to ride in the Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen series for my Rokit Rookies Team,” Haslam said. “We have had great success in helping Australian riders make the move over to the championship and I have no doubt they will both be very successful.”