A MOTORSPORT team near Ross-on-Wye has announced it will be retiring from the 2016 British Moto3 Championship following successive title wins.

Owned by Nick Carpenter and Tim Walker, e3 Motorsport/Redline KTM saw Charlie Nesbitt follow in the footsteps of Scott Deroue in winning the championship.

"Nick and Tim have enjoyed many years competing at the highest level bringing on young riders and sharing their vast experience and I wish both gentlemen a successful future away from the racing paddock," said spokesman Michael Knighton.

"Charlie has enjoyed a fantastic season and is now very well placed to further his career away from the British Championship scene, his final plans are yet to be confirmed, but the entire team at e3 Motorsport/Redline KTM would like to wish him all the very best for the future."

Nesbitt, who secured the title at Donnington Park, claimed another win at Brands Hatch on the final round of the championship – his 16th victory out of 20 races.

After missing the previous round at Assen in the Netherlands, Nesbitt, who rides for the e3 Motorsport/Redline KTM team near Ross-on-Wye, started the weekend heading the field of 40 riders during the Friday free practice.

He continued this form into the opening qualifying session to top the time sheets to hold a small overnight advantage prior to the final qualifying session.

Nesbitt secured second position on the grid and as anticipated, the race became a closely fought contest between himself and Taz Taylor.

The teen managed to build a lead of almost a second by the sixth lap, only for Taylor to recover the deficit.

However, he crashed while chasing Nesbitt and it was left to the latter to take the chequered flag.