Motocross brothers Danny and Jody Smyth are looking ahead to brighter times after being snapped up by a team.

The Scaynes Hill pair are now riding for TAS Team Suzuki in the British 125 Championship.

Their results in last year's British Championship did enough to impress the Irish based team.

Danny, 27, said: "It is great for us as everything gets paid for. Otherwise it would be hard to afford it on your own.

"Motocross is a fairly cheap sport as motorsport goes but at this level having backing is important."

The brothers are both former winners of the 125cc British Clubmans Championship and Danny is also a former BSMA Schoolboy champion.

Danny first competed in the British Championship in 1999, contesting both the 125 and Fourstroke classes for three years.

He finished fourth in the Fourstroke class in both 2000 and 2001 and claimed his best finish on eighth in the 125 class last year while also finishing seventh in the 125 KWS Championship.

Both now have finished with the Fourstroke class and are concentrating on the 125 series.

Jody, 24, showed his potential by finishing fourth in the Under-21 British Championship in 1998 and then coming sixth the following year.

In 2000 he was 17th in his first year in the 125 championship and he stepped that up to finish 12th the following year while also clinching sixth overall in the Fourstroke class.

Last year Jody was 14th in the 125 championship.

Danny said: "It is good that we have both been picked up by TAS Team Suzuki. It is the same team that have a road racing team at the Isle of Man TT so it is a good set-up.

"It is based in Ireland and we make a number of trips over there. We are off this weekend to compete in the Irish Championship.

"I finished second in my last race there, having missed the first one. It is going well although it is not the same as the British Championship.

"The team just saw our results last year and it helped that I am fairly cheap as riders go. Lots of riders are after wages but I am not quite in that bracket yet."

Having the bikes paid for and the support at hand is all the brothers need, although results have yet to show the influence fully.

Danny said: "We are not doing so well at the moment but it is a new team.

"I finished sixth in the British Championship at the last round in Oxford so hopefully things are getting better.

"I want to come in the top five in the British Championship but we have had a few bad results in the early rounds and I am lying tenth overall at the moment but I think we can do a lot better than that.

"Jody is 12th at the moment and he is doing a lot better than last year."

The brothers return to British Championship action on the Isle of Wight at the end of the month.