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Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Errol Sullivan

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Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed North America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 25th consecutive year of showcasing what is actually an abundance of new talent.

Roadracing World Young Guns have won:

FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike races and World Championships;

MotoAmerica/AMA Pro races and Championships, including nine MotoAmerica/AMA Pro Superbike Championships;

A KTM RC Cup World Final race;

The Daytona 200 (10 times);

WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships;

ASRA/Formula USA Grand National and CCS National Championships;

AMA Road Racing Grand Championships and Horizon Awards;

USGPRU National Championships;

Many regional and local titles.

The competition has continually become more intense as more – and younger—racers with higher levels of accomplishment are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the grade keeps getting tougher.

We’ve spent the last several months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers between the ages of 10 and 18 (as of the start of the 2021 season) who have, at a minimum, won Expert-level road races and/or Championships or had outstanding results as an Amateur/Novice. Most of the riders included here have done far more than the minimum.

The young riders recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have earned the title of Roadracing World Young Gun.

We will feature one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.

 

Errol Sullivan. Photo by John Sullivan.

 

Errol Sullivan

Age: 15.

Current home: Los Angeles, California.

Current height/weight: 5’9”/145 pounds.

Current school grade level: 11th grade.

Began riding at age: 3 years.

First road race: 2011, Reno, Nevada, MMUSA, Minimoto Jr., 3rd place.

Current racebike: Kawasaki Ninja 400.

Current tuner/mechanic: John Sullivan (father).

Primary race series: MotoAmerica SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup.

Top sponsors: Beverly Hills Ducati, Arai, Cal Cycle Design, Touch Up Direct, Motul.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, finished 15th in MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (best race finish was 8th, 3 top-10 finishes), won CVMA 2019/2020 500 Supersport Championship, placed 2nd in CVMA 2019/2020 Ultralightweight Shootout Championship; 2019, injured in December 2018, only did a few races with WERA and CVMA in 2019; 2018 season, finished 5th in RFME CEV (Spanish) 85GP Championship (best race finish was 4th); 2017 season, placed 6th in RFME CEV (Spanish) 85GP Championship (best race finish was 3rd); 2016 season, won UMRA 65GP Championship, finished 2nd in UMRA 85GP and Spec 50 Championships.

2021 racing goals: Find an opportunity to show true potential.

Racing career goal: Be MotoGP World Champion.

Racing heroes: Mark Marquez, Fabio Quartararo.

Favorite track: Valencia.

Favorite hobby: Gymnastics, gardening.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Only doing gymnastics.

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Army of Darkness: Racing In The Time Of Covid

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 23:00

Featured In the April 2021 issue of Roadracing World:   

        “In 2005 we retired from racing. We had won seven straight WERA National Endurance Championships, running 10 races each season, spread out across the country, requiring about 25,000 miles of driving per year. 

        “The races ranged from four to 24 hours long. The 649cc GSX-R600 Suzukis we were using had an engine life expectancy of 16 hours. This meant laborious engine rebuilds on the weekends where we weren’t bleary eyed from 6,000 mile van drives. But the straw that eventually broke our back of resolve was the curse of high expectations…”

            Racing In The Time Of Covid, by Sam Q. Fleming

 

Detoxed and with the fresh challenge of prepping a pair of Yamaha YZF-R1s for the crucible of endurance competition, Army of Darkness headed into the COVID-19 ravaged 2020 season with something to prove. Read the famed endurance team’s season-long travails, from start to finish, in Roadracing World!

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MotoAmerica: Arai Helmets Becomes Official Series Partner

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 20:26

Protecting MotoAmerica: Arai Helmets An Official Partner Of 2021 Series

Quality Helmet Maker On Board For 2021 MotoAmerica Championship

IRVINE, CA – MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series, is proud to announce that Arai Helmets will be an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series.

Makers of quality motorcycle helmets since 1953, Arai is the helmet of choice for many of MotoAmerica’s and the world’s top riders, including Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Superbike stars Jake Gagne and Josh Herrin, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki riders Bobby Fong, Cameron Petersen and Sean Dylan Kelly, as well as MotoGP stars like Maverick Vinales and Takaaki Nakagami.

“Arai’s reputation for producing quality helmets is unmatched,” said MotoAmerica Senior Sponsorship Manager Lance Bryson. “A walk around the MotoAmerica paddock, or for that matter any paddock in any form of motorsport, and you see a lot of Arai Helmets. There’s a reason for that. If the best riders in the world use off-the-shelf Arai Helmets, then that tells you a lot about the quality of the helmet. We’re stoked to have them on board this year as an official partner of MotoAmerica.”

“Motorcycle road racing is a big part of Arai and it always has been,” said Jeff Weil, Technical and Race Support for Arai. “So, it’s a natural fit for Arai to partner with MotoAmerica. We have several racers across all of MotoAmerica’s classes that do battle in Arai Helmets and we will be there to support those riders as they try to win championships in all categories in 2021. We can’t wait for the series to get started as it promises to be the most competitive season yet.”

The 2021 MotoAmerica Series begins at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2.

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World Superbike: Teams Hold Rain-Affected Test At Motorland Aragon

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 19:58

KRT Completes Positive Single Day Test

Official Kawasaki WorldSBK riders Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes enjoyed a lone day of track testing on their latest Ninja ZX-10RR machines at Motorland Aragon on Wednesday April 21, after rains returned to cancel the scheduled second day.

In a private test that also featured just a few or their 2021 rivals from Yamaha, KRT’s WorldSBK technical staff and partners continued to work with Rea and Lowes on the final stages of preparation for round one of the championship, which will take place at Motorland Aragon between 21-23 May.

With a wet track surface a factor on the first morning of the tests on Wednesday the afternoon provided a more consistently dry session. The wet start and the track being recently used by cars – which take different racing lines and leave rubber on the track surface in different places from bikes – combined to provide less than ideal surface conditions but intense work from all involved saw the required programme of work completed for both riders.

As well as making set-up improvements on the new Ninja Lowes confirmed that the after-effects of a recent shoulder injury have been put behind him, feeling much closer to 100% than he did after the previous tests.

Rea only rode in the afternoon of day one but still completed all his testing tasks, including one fast time attack lap at the end, on what is a new model Ninja in road and WorldSBK specification for the 2021 season.

Kawasaki’s latest Ninja ZX-10RR features engine, chassis and aerodynamic changes from the previous model, including a higher rev ceiling and internal front winglets that generate significant extra downforce at high speed.

The team will undertake one final pre-season test, again at Motorland Aragon, between 4-5 May. The first round at Motorland, from 21-23 May, will be followed one week later by round two at Estoril in Portugal, making it a busy start to a season that has already been delayed by ongoing restrictions related to the global Covid pandemic.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “The test has been really positive. Even if the track was a little bit ‘green,’ because we had a lot of water on the surface and we had to wait until lunchtime to ride, we were able to confirm a lot of items we tested at Montmelo. The track is different but it also has some similarities, so that means the outcome is positive. These items were mostly chassis related, so it means we could really start to put the package together. I could feel my rhythm was getting better lap-by-lap. We rode a lot on our race set-up, understanding all our potential and starting to really get ready for race weekend in a few weeks. We saw that day two would be wet so we decided to do one time attack at the end of the first day and we were able to be quite fast. We will now move on to more testing before the race. I feel really good with the bike and the team; everybody has been working really hard and I now am excited to get back home and then finish off my preparations.”

 

Alex Lowes (22). Photo courtesy Kawasaki.

 

Alex Lowes, stated: “Unfortunately, on day two it was raining so we have English weather in Spain! At one stage it looked like both days would have rain but luckily yesterday I did 73 laps and my shoulder felt much better than during the most recent Montmelo tests. This is really positive. From the bike side of things we worked on some corner exit electronics and chassis settings, trying to improve my feeling in this area. It is the same work that we did in Jerez and Montmelo, and we continued that same testing plan in Aragon; it was really positive. I think this is the best I have felt since my first ride on the Ninja ZX-10RR. We have three or four things just to tick off the list before the first race but I am really happy. We did a good job here with the guys so now I am looking forward to chilling out and coming back fresh for the next test.”

Pere Riba, Crew Chief for Jonathan Rea, stated: “On the first morning of this test the track was still a little damp so we decided to only ride in the afternoon and use half a day of testing time, from 1 until 6. There were cars on the track before us and the grip was a little bit strange but we followed the plan and confirmed some things that we had already testing in Portimao and Montmelo. Step-by-step we have been arriving at the starting point for the first race of the season here at Motorland. We did not just focus on a lap times but finally Johnny was happy with the bike and he made a good lap time. His physical condition was good. Of course some more time on track would be good because this year we have not been so lucky with the weather. Everywhere we have been there has been rain on some days, but this is something we cannot control. We will keep working and the next test will be here at Aragon again. I hope we are more lucky with the weather but overall we made all we wanted to at this test and we will keep on building our base and speed from Jonathan.”

Marcel Duinker, Crew Chief for Alex Lowes, stated: “We understood yesterday that the final day would be possibly wet so we did 73 laps and managed to test all the items we had. Of course the opening race weekend is coming closer now so most of the day was spend in preparations for a race weekend. We are very confident because the speed was there, the consistency was there. The bike is performing well, the rider is happy so in the next test it will be a case of fine tuning our preparations for the first round.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Yamaha Racing:

Rain Dampens Second Aragón Test for Locatelli as Plans Confirmed for Razgatlıoğlu Return

 

Andrea Locatelli (55). Photo courtesy Yamaha.

 

Two days planned of testing for Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK rider Andrea Locatelli were cut short due to wet weather in Aragón today, as the team reschedules a full team test for next month.

Locatelli was able to complete 59 laps yesterday, utilising just a half day of testing from 1pm onwards as the morning’s wet conditions improved. The 24-year-old continued to demonstrate a diligent work ethic with his pinpoint accurate riding style throughout the afternoon, enabling the team to finalise development testing for the 2021-specification Yamaha R1 WorldSBK.

The shortened running means that Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK will return to MotorLand Aragón as a complete team, with both Locatelli and Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, next month with track running from Tuesday 4 May.

Razgatlıoğlu has returned to Turkey following his Covid-19 isolation period in Barcelona, he feels physically fit and is eager to test developments to his #54 Yamaha R1 WorldSBK in preparation for the FIM Superbike World Championship’s opening round on 21-23 May.

Andrea Locatelli: 1’51.550 / 59 laps

“Yesterday I had a strange feeling with the bike which was maybe due to the condition of the track. It was very different compared to the last test, but in the end we continued to work on the bike and were able to confirm some new parts for 2021. This was the main thing to work on for now, even if for me the performance level yesterday was not perfect. I am sure that when we come back here, we will have some areas for improvement and will also try and improve the feeling on the bike. But I am happy for this test because we were able to work on the data to confirm some 2021 developments, and now we will return with a clear focus on the performance.”

Andrew Pitt – #55 Crew Chief

“Turned out we didn’t get a lot of running but fortunately we got out yesterday for a full afternoon of dry time. It seemed as though track conditions changed quite a bit due to different temperatures and a lot of car testing here in between the two tests. We left the first test here at Aragon very happy with the feeling and quite positive going forward into this next test, with the aim of trying to refine the package a little bit. We looked at a lot of data with Loka and together with our Öhlins technician Luca [Federzoni] to assess and look at areas where he could improve. The afternoon unfortunately became a little bit of a rush, we tried to get as much done as we could – and due to the fact that Toprak was not here, the responsibility of helping to define the final pieces of the 2021 package fell largely on Loka’s shoulders. We had a lot of components to work through, and kept him in “workman” mode providing clear feedback and ticking things off the list. Loka, as a racer, obviously wanted to improve his performance and it is a delicate balance to manage, but we got through every item on the list for Yamaha and additional feedback for Pirelli. It was very constructive from that point of view even if we did not get the chance to focus on pace. Our next test before the first race will be working on giving Loka a stable bike and work on his outright pace so that he can come to the first event full of confidence.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by GRT Yamaha:

Bad Weather Disrupts GRT Yamaha’s Second Test in Aragón

 

Garrett Gerloff (31). Photo courtesy Yamaha.

 

Just over a week after the last test session, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team was back at the MotorLand Aragón circuit on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 April, to continue their preparation for the first round of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The team’s program was hampered by wet weather conditions, which only allowed for a limited amount of running over the two days.

The GRT Yamaha squad made the most out of the situation anyway, with much of their running completed during the first afternoon, when the track was mostly dry, focusing on improving race set-up, while they also returned to the circuit for some wet tyre running on the second morning.

Garrett Gerloff went on track only on the first day, and chose to work with the harder tyre compound in order to try to further improve his race pace. Despite being unable to test all the adjustments that were initially scheduled, the American and his crew still managed to make progress with the set-up of his Yamaha R1. Given the mixed conditions, the 25-year-old did not run any laps during the second day.

Kohta Nozane, instead, focused on getting reacquainted with the Spanish circuit, after a crash on the last day of the first test had taken much of his confidence away. On day two, the rain also gave him the chance to tick another box off his to-do list; his morning stint on the Pirelli wet tyres was his first with the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK in these conditions.

This weather-stricken test was GRT Yamaha’s last scheduled before the beginning of the 2021 WorldSBK season. The next time Gerloff and Nozane will exit the pits will be on Friday 21 May, for the first free practice at Aragón.

Garrett Gerloff: 1’50.577 / 31 laps

“It was a strange test because of the bad weather conditions over the two days. Yesterday we were at least able to get a few laps in during the afternoon, but we were expecting to ride more for sure. I feel like we learned a couple of new things, which we will take with us to the race. We are as prepared as possible, and I feel like we have a good package.”

Kohta Nozane: 1’52.254 / 47 laps

“With it being my second time here in Aragón, I expected something more compared to last week, but the conditions were bad and yesterday I was not able to set a good pace. I wish today had been better, but at least I could test the Pirelli wet tyres for the first time, which was very positive. It is all good experience heading into the first race. This is a difficult circuit, but I will be fully prepared for the opening race and I hope to have a good fight.”

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MotoAmerica: Mini Cup Will Be Part Of FIM MiniGP World Series

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 18:30

MotoAmerica’s Mini Cup by Motul will be part of the new FIM MiniGP World Series, which is being billed by Dorna and FIM as the “first step” to reaching the FIM MotoGP World Championship.

The FIM MiniGP World Series includes mini racing series run by FIM regional, national, and continental affiliates around the world using the same set of sporting and technical regulations to standardize the competition. The new program is open to riders between the ages of 10 and 14 using Ohvale GP-0 160 motorcycles, and the regional series must include at least four events and eight races.

The Champion of each of the FIM affiliate series will be given the opportunity to participate in a World Final, which will take place during the week leading up to the final MotoGP event of the season. The winner of the World Final will earn a spot in one of the next series up on the ladder on the Road To MotoGP, like the British Talent Cup, Northern Talent Cup, or European Talent Cup.

Today, FIM and Dorna announced that there will be an FIM MiniGP North America Championship running in conjunction with 2021 MotoAmerica events at Road America (June 11-13), Ridge Motorsports Park (June 25-27), Pittsburgh International Race Complex (August 13-15), and Barber Motorsports Park (September 17-19).

According to MotoAmerica COO Chuck Aksland, competitors entering MotoAmerica’s Mini Cup by Motul 160 class at those events will automatically be entered in the new FIM MiniGP North America Championship.

“We want to be sure that our riders have the opportunity to qualify to go to that World Final, if they choose to, and this is a way to do that,” said Aksland. “We kind of started this with the Mini Cup, formalizing a [mini racing] program. It’s good to see Dorna is taking a step to develop a worldwide platform for that and giving young kids this opportunity. We’re already seeing four or five kids from the Mini Cup last year are moving up to Junior Cup. It’s good to create these steps on the ladder, for sure.”

Read more in a press release issued by Dorna and FIM:

FIM MiniGP World Series: first selected Cups confirmed

The first seven series to be included in the new Road to MotoGP programme have been revealed

Thursday, 22 April 2021

The FIM MiniGP World Series begins in 2021, designed to unify and standardise MiniGP competitions from around the world under the same umbrella. The newest path on the Road to MotoGP, the series aims to create an equal platform for young riders worldwide and increase their skill and opportunity.

Federations and CONUs (continental unions) from around the world have been applying to be part of the new Series, and the first seven competitions to be included can now be revealed: France, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, North America, Spain and the UK. The seven are the first to have their applications approved and published.

All riders will race on Ohvale GP-0 160cc machinery, the official and sole motorcycle of the FIM MiniGP World Series project.

In France, the FIM MiniGP France Series will be called Mini GP France. Racing begins at the end of May at Le Castellet, and the calendar comprises four rounds. From Le Castellet, the Cup will race in Aigues Vives, Fontenay le Comte and Alès.

The FIM MiniGP Italy Series is the CIV Junior and will be the first to start competition on the 25th of April. Five rounds are planned for the Italian series, including two visits to Modena, and the calendar begins in Magione for the 18 riders on the 2021 entry list.

In Malaysia, the FIM MiniGP Malaysia Series will begin at Sepang International Circuit in June and race until September. A four-round calendar is planned with races at four different circuits and 15 riders are already confirmed to take part.

The FIM MiniGP Netherlands Series will begin in Veldhoven at the end of May. A round at Assen prefaces visits to Lelystad and the legendary Spa-Francorchamps, just over the border.

North America will have a continental series named the FIM MiniGP North America Series. Beginning in June, the Cup will race at Road America, Ridge Motorsports Park, Pittsburg International Race Complex and Barber Motorsports Park in the USA, but the Cup is the first CONU application to be approved and is open to the continent.

In Spain, the FIM MiniGP Spain Series starts at the Circuito Internacional Kotarr, Burgos, from the 5th to the 6th of June. More than 20 riders will fight it out at four rounds in 2021.

In the UK, the FIM MiniGP UK Series calendar takes in five rounds across the UK, with more than 15 riders on the Entry List set to compete on kart or short circuit layouts at Thruxton, Donington, Cadwell, Snetterton and Silverstone beginning at the end of July.

The FIM and Dorna Sports have received further applications from other federations and CONUs, with the inclusion of more Cups to be announced by the 30th of April.

The final deadline for federations and CONUs to submit applications to be part of the new FIM MiniGP World Series is the 23rd of April.

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MotoGP: Martin Undergoes Successful Surgery In Spain

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 17:30

Yesterday afternoon Jorge Martín underwent extensive surgery by specialists Dr. Xavier Mir, Dr. David Campillo and Dr. Joan Carles Monllau at the Traumatology Department (ICATME) of Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona.

The Spanish rider had suffered several fractures: to the scaphoid, the first metacarpal of the right hand and the right ankle, which were surgically reduced, while the fractures to the pyramidal bone of the right wrist and the fifth metacarpal of the left hand were reduced and immobilised, without the need for surgery. The fracture to the left tibial plateau was reduced by arthroscopy.

Jorge Martín will remain in hospital under observation for the next 72 hours, and will then have to observe a few days of rest before starting rehabilitation, with the aim of returning to the track for the Italian GP at Mugello.

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Martin salterà i GP di Jerez e Le Mans, l'obiettivo tornare al Mugello

Jorge si è sottoposto ieri a un'operazione per la riduzione di 4 fratture e rimarrà in osservazione per 72 ore in ospedale

MotoAmerica: West Side Performance Racing Announces Rider Lineup

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 17:22

West Side Performance Racing, based in Hialeah, FL, is excited to announce its MotoAmerica lineup as it includes young racers that will pursue success in both the Stock 1000 and Supersport classes.

Making his MotoAmerica debut next weekend, Alex Nieves Jr. will compete in Stock 1000. Nieves is a three-time FMRRA Champion in the 1000 SSTK class and is the reigning National Champion in the CCS Unlimited SBK class.

Alex says, “Racing in MotoAmerica is a dream come true and I am thankful to be part of the premier racing series in the country. To share the grid once again with Jake Lewis and other racers that I rode with in my youth is going to be a blast.”

Alex enjoys support and partnerships with Mark Tenn Motorsports and Shoei Helmets USA.

Coming off an incredible performance in the 2021 Daytona 200 and competing in the Supersport class, Christian Miranda aims to pick up right where he left off in his MotoAmerica debut at Barber in 2019. While just a teenager, Christian ran all the way up top 10 positioning on a track he had never seen, while riding on Dunlop’s finest tires for the first time in his career. Miranda is a five-time FMRRA Champion in the 600 SSTK class and has run toe-to-toe with international stars like Moto2 competitor Simone Corsi at Daytona.

 

Christian Miranda (413). Photo by www.AtTheApexPhotos.com.

 

Christian says, “MotoAmerica is exactly what I have worked hard to get to, and Round 1 is just the start of where I plan to shine.”

Christian is supported by partners like Dunlop Racing Tires, Edge Racing Brand, and SBS Brakes.

The team is proud to be involved with and is going to work hard to represent shared partners like: West Side Jose, Florida Track Days, Thermosman Suspension, Nitido Racing, SoFlo SBK, Envy Racing Apparel and AtTheApexPhotos.

Keep an eye out for the Orange and Black bikes as they make their mark in 2021!

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Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Tyler Scott

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 17:03

Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed North America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 25th consecutive year of showcasing what is actually an abundance of new talent.

Roadracing World Young Guns have won:

FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike races and World Championships;

MotoAmerica/AMA Pro races and Championships, including nine MotoAmerica/AMA Pro Superbike Championships;

A KTM RC Cup World Final race;

The Daytona 200 (10 times);

WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships;

ASRA/Formula USA Grand National and CCS National Championships;

AMA Road Racing Grand Championships and Horizon Awards;

USGPRU National Championships;

Many regional and local titles.

The competition has continually become more intense as more – and younger—racers with higher levels of accomplishment are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the grade keeps getting tougher.

We’ve spent the last several months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers between the ages of 10 and 18 (as of the start of the 2021 season) who have, at a minimum, won Expert-level road races and/or Championships or had outstanding results as an Amateur/Novice. Most of the riders included here have done far more than the minimum.

The young riders recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have earned the title of Roadracing World Young Gun.

We will feature one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.

 

Tyler Scott with his KTM 790 Duke road race bike. Photo by Mike Scott.

 

Tyler Scott

Age: 14.

Current home: Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

Current height/weight: 5’8”/120 pounds.

Current school grade level: 9th grade.

Began riding at age: 4 years.

First road race: 2016, Road Atlanta, Georgia, WERA, Formula Three, 1st place.

Current racebikes: KTM RC 390 R, KTM 790 Duke.

Current tuner/mechanic: Michael Scott (father).

Primary race series: MotoAmerica Junior Cup, CCS.

Top sponsors: KTM, Arai, EvolveGT, N2Trackdays, Champ School, Motorex, Dunlop, Scott Powersports, Rich Long, Lightshoe, Fly Racing.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, raced in FIM CEV European Talent Cup (best race finish was 16th at Valencia), won 2 CCS Atlantic Region Championships (Thunderbike, Lightweight Superbike), won 26 CCS races; 2019 season, finished 23rd in Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup (best race finish was 11th at Assen), competed in European Talent Cup; 2018 season, finished 3rd in ASRA Moto3 and Thunderbike National Championships (6 wins, 8 podium finishes from 8 starts), won 5 CCS Regional Championships (34 race wins), won 3 WERA races; 2017 season, won AMA Moto3 Grand Championship, won WERA Formula Three National Challenge Championship, won 2 WERA Sportsman Regional Class Championships (16 wins, 24 podiums with WERA), won 3 AMA Flat Track Grand National Championships, named AMA Flat Track Youth Rider of the Year; 2016 season, won 3 AMA Flat Track Grand Championships, named AMA Flat Track Youth Rider of the Year.

2021 racing goal: Win MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship.

Racing career goals: Race against Marc Marquez, win MotoGP World Championship.

Racing hero: Nicky Hayden.

Favorite track: Mugello.

Favorite hobby: Riding BMX.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Competing in some other sport.

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Podcast: Greg’s Garage Pod With Jason Pridmore, Episode 123

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2021-04-22 16:16

Greg’s Garage Pod with Co-Host Jason Pridmore – A motorcycle racing Pod about MotoGPMotoAmerica, and World SuperbikePro MotocrossAmerican Flat TrackSupercross, and more. If you’d like to support the channel here is our Patreon link:

https://www.patreon.com/gregsgaragetv

In this episode, Co-Hosts Greg White and Jason Pridmore talk:

ARAI Helmets News – Wyman switches to Kawasaki, Road Atlanta entries are up, Tito back in MotoGP, Pastrana in for Super TT, and Russell to Pro Motocross!

MotoGP – A race broke out in Portimão! Marc Marquez is back to racing and in a most heroic way!

MotoGP – Fantasy… Greg makes some big moves, JP not so much.

Supercross – Results and a chat about Atlanta 2 & 3.

SX Fantasy – What is going on with these two? Join us! Link here: https://pulpmxfantasy.com/leagues/gregsgaragepodcast

Next Week Tease –  MotoAmerica kicks off at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta! The boys do a deep dive into what we can expect for this race weekend and the season.

Race Calendar – Supercross SLC 1, AMA National Enduro in LA, Mid-South Cross Country in TN, and more.

 

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