Mike Edwards and Steve Jordan started working together in 2004 when Steve joined his wife Sarah to race in the MiniTwins race series that Mike had founded and was organising at the time.
After getting to know a young rider called Matt Bond in 2004 Mike opted to stop racing himself and focus the resources of the team to help the talented eighteen year old the following year. MIST Suzuki Racing was set up to provide support for the following season.
As a member of the team Matt achieved all the goals for 2005 by winning twenty-seven races, taking five lap records and achieving thirty-six podium finishes during the season. Matt was awarded the “Torquemeter Trophy” for being one of the “Top Solo Performers” in the MRO Championship 2005. Previous winners of the trophy include Mike Hailwood, John Surtees and Terry Rymer.
Matt won the MRO MiniTwins championship and managed a string of nine consecutive race wins that were televised as part of the PowerBike Tour and BikeSportUK programmes shown on Sky Sports and Motors TV. Matt also took fourth in the Bemsee MiniTwins series despite not contesting the full championship.
The team scored a further two race wins and a second place when Mike lent his bike to another “Mike Edwards”, this time it was Mike “Spike” Edwards, ex-British SuperSport 600 champion, who had agreed to a one off ride to help promote the series and the team. To demonstrate the talent within the team it was Matt Bond who beat the regular European race winner in to second place. Steve Jordan also added to the successful result sheet with a race win and four podium finishes during the year.
MRO: Motorcycle Racing Organisation.
Televised national level racing at all major UK race circuits.
Bemsee: British Motorcycle Racing Club.
Club level racing at most major UK race circuits.
Mike will be organising all of the skilled personnel needed to make the most of the planned assault on the FIM SuperStock Cup and UEM European SuperStock 600 series.
Mike brings a unique combination of skills having managed everything from multi-million pound IT projects to the creation and development of the largest and fastest growing motorcycle racing series in UK. With a great deal of experience in teaching track based riding skills, techniques for learning new tracks and analysing how individual riders deal with, and need to be presented with, key information Mike has a lot to offer the riders at each round.
Mike has raced for five years in a variety of championships, including SuperSport 600, the Aprilia Mille Challenge and the MiniTwins series that he founded. He has also had a hand in starting the ThunderBikes series and has worked closely with various governing bodies to develop a race school instructor training programme.
Steve has over ten years experience as a factory trained Suzuki and Yamaha technician and is also a fully qualified Ohlins dealer and suspension expert. Steve will be the primary technical resource in the team with responsibility for building and setting up the race bikes.
Having raced since 1991, the former International License holder, has experience of racing at all levels of British racing up to and including National SuperClub 600 and North West 200 events.
Steve owns and runs a Suzuki dealership in conjunction with Sarah, his wife, and also provides race support at a number of UK race meetings.