Team

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BRUCE CHARMAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bruce worked for BMW for over 25 years. He formed BMW Park Lane Racing with Rick Cappella and set up BMW Race Support for the UK to provide technical support and race parts for BSB, Club Racers and Track Enthusiasts. As Managing Director for Prime Factors Racing Ltd, Bruce brings a wealth of experience and contacts for the challenges ahead in 2015 World Endurance and BSB.

RICK CAPELLA
TEAM MANAGER
Since 1996 Rick Cappella has achieved many successes with big name racers such as Shane Byrne and Chris Walker.

In 2010 Rick was chosen by BMW Park Lane to race and develop onto British circuits the new BMW S1000RR, providing the wealth of knowledge that keeps the Prime Factors Racing BMW HP4s at the forefront of the National Endurance Championship

GARY MASON
RIDER
Gary began his racing career in British Championship Motocross, moving to Road Racing in 1997. Moving through Supersport and Superstock classes, he has raced in the British Superbike championship since 2002 frequently finishing on the podium . He has also competed internationally, in the American AMA Superstock and in World Endurance Racing.

STEFAN CAPELLA
RIDER
Stefan started riding in 2009 under the watchful eye of his father in the MRO stocksport 600 championship. A year later he entered in the 1000 class in the same championship with the BMW Park Lane race team, finishing 3rd at the end of the season. Constantly working to improve his riding style, he moved to the British Superstock Championship for two years. In 2014 he became British 1000 Endurance champion.

BARRY BURRELL
RIDER
Barry began his racing career in 2002 in the 125 Cup and Superteens, swiftly moving on to European Superstock in 2005 thru 2009.

2011 saw Barry compete in the BSB Evo Class finishing a very credible 3rd in the Championship before moving on to BSB for both BMW and Kawasaki.

Having also competed in the German IDM Championship, Barry brings a wealth of experience to the Prime Factors Team in both his many years’ experience of racing and his knowledge of European tracks such as Le Mans, Paul Richard and Oschersleben.

FABRICE MARY
TIMING AND LOGISTICS
As part of the Prime Factors race team, Fabrice uses his experience to help in the safe running of the team and is responsible for the timing during the races and during testing / qualifying. Fabrice is also assistant to the team manager for the procurement of team equipment and catering supplies and for various tasks in and around the paddock.

IAN MITCHELL
SENIOR TECHNICIAN
Since joining BMW as an apprentice in 2002, Ian has worked relentlessly to improve his technical knowledge, gaining the senior technician status within the BMW network in 2013.

“Every mechanics dream is to work within Motorsport, Prime Factors Performance House Racing Team has given me that opportunity, for that I am grateful and nothing less than 100% commitment will suffice”.

PAUL COOPER
Chief Race Technician
Paul comes from BMW Park Lane where he was a BMW Senior Technician with over 15 years’ experience. For the past 3 years Paul has been the BMW Race Support Technician, spending many weekends traveling around the UK supporting BMW Race Teams in the fiercely contended BSB Championship.
Paul brings a wealth of experience to Prime Factors with his BMW race experience as well as being a suspension service specialist for both K-Tech and BiTubo.
PHIL KING
MECHANIC
PAUL WHEATLEY
MECHANIC
OLIVER READ
FUELLING
MICHAEL PHILLIPS
PIT CREW AND TEAM DRIVER
RUSSELL HENSON
TIMING AND PIT BOARD