“It’s been a rollercoaster pretty much since the end of last season when we all came and sat down to put the team together. It was then a frantic rush to put the team and infrastructure together and prepare for our first year, but we’ve done it.
“The season started cold and wet and it has finished cold and wet but we have been smiling at both ends, despite it being up and down along the way. We’ve had some fantastic results and have enjoyed our first year; it’s been a big learning curve.
“I had no real aspiration of positions but we knew we had a great package, with the team and the riders. Josh has been an awful lot of experience to the team with his previous championship victory, and that has helped a lot. You look at Gino’s results this year and there’s been an upwards trend and, considering he’s had to learn so many new things, it’s been a very impressive season.
“We’ve come in with a big and bold approach, wanting to be loud and proud and be very different. The #FlyOMG event was a great day for everyone and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from that. From that event alone, I think it is clear to see that we are doing things in a different way. Everyone is already talking about us in the stands and once we are up front on the track, we’ll be achieving our ambitions on both sides.
“In 2019, I hope to continue having fun and winning races but this time, we will do it even better. Any team in the paddock will recognise that what we’ve done in just our first year is pretty phenomenal and next year, we will be doing bigger, better and bolder.”