Artic RAF LeathersContinuing the journey to the Isle of Man TT, the RAF F2 sidecar team have been busy overseeing the major bike alterations made possible by the Artic support. Final bike tests and preparations have been concluded and the bike is now with the team preparing for the first round of the championship this weekend at Brands Hatch. To complement this, the team have new race suits sporting the Artic logo prominently.

Powered by Artic, the team aim to solidify their reputation for speed and professionalism on the track and so convince the TT organisers of their suitability to race on the “Island” in 2023. Artic will be supporting the team on every step of the way.


The RAF team of Rob Atkinson and Mark Middleton are based at Brize Norton airbase in Oxfordshire, famous the world over, and used as a set in the latest Bond film. Away from the excitement of Hollywood, the team get their adrenaline fix on the racetracks of the UK through a six-round championship taking in Brands Hatch and Donnington Park before heading to Wales and Scotland later in the season. Further supporting race meetings are planned on the Isle of Man and Brands Hatch (again) so our staff and customers will have ample opportunity to see the team up close and in action.

Our sponsorship has enabled the team to significantly enhance the bikes preparation for the new season with a new engine, new ignition system and major chassis alterations. Final preparations are well advanced to ready the bike for the first round of the championship at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on 23rd & 24th April where the joint RAF and Artic liveried bike will be raced in anger for the first time with two points scoring races over the weekend. We are looking forward to joining and supporting the team on their Road to the TT.


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