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MotoAmerica: Cody Wyman Switching To Kawasaki In Junior Cup

Mon, 2021-04-19 12:59

Cody Wyman to compete on KERmoto Kawasaki Ninja 400 at Road Atlanta

Macedon, NY – Cody Wyman will return in 2021 to contend for the SportbikeTrackGear.com Junior Cup championship in MotoAmerica. This time Cody is switching brands and will race the #34 KERmoto Kawasaki Ninja 400 at Road Atlanta for round one.

“I am very excited to start the season and get down to Road Atlanta,” said Cody. “This is a new bike that was built for me by my dad, and I’m happy I was able to test once before the season opener. This small program was put together rather late, but I’m stoked to be back in the MotoAmerica paddock again this year.”

The New Yorker competed in his first full season with MotoAmerica in 2020, and looks to build on the results from last year. Cody was very close to standing on the podium on multiple occasions and believes the changes made during the off-season can result in stronger finishes.

“I feel I was just missing a little bit on the bike last year, and with some new great people around me it should be another great challenge,” said Cody. “My goal is to be there at the end to fight for a championship. To me, it seems like a ‘super bowl or bust’ kind of year. I think I have everything I need to be competitive. I can’t thank everybody enough, especially KERmoto for coming on board so late in the offseason. Can’t wait to see all the fans in Georgia!”

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Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Rossi Moor

Mon, 2021-04-19 10:44

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.

 

Rossi Moor, after winning the 2020 MotoAmerica Mini Cup 190 Championship. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

 

Rossi Moor

Age: 13.

Current home: Budapest, Hungary (originally from Portland, Oregon).

Current height/weight: 5’5”/115 pounds.

Current school grade level: 7th grade.

Began riding at age: 2.5 years.

First road race: 2014, McMinnville, Oregon, Oregon Superbikers, 125cc four-stroke, 1st place.

Current racebike: KTM RC4R 250.

Current tuners/mechanic: Snipers Mugen Race Junior Team.

Primary race series: Northern Talent Cup.

Top sponsors: Snipers Mugen Race Junior Team, AGV, Dainese.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, won MotoAmerica Mini Cup 190 Championship, won FIM Ohvale 190 Mini Road Racing Championship; 2019 season, placed 2nd in CIV (Italian) Ohvale GP-0 190 National Championship, won MotoAmerica Ohvale Talent Cup at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, won Ohvale GP-0 190 races in Hungarian National Championship, earned pole position and led a race at Ohvale World Championship, finished 25th in European Talent Cup race at Jerez (was youngest participant).

2021 racing goal: Win Northern Talent Cup Championship.

Racing career goal: Win MotoGP World Championship.

Racing hero: Valentino Rossi.

Favorite track: Jerez.

Favorite hobby: Gaming.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: a boxer.

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Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup: Race Two Results From Portugal

Mon, 2021-04-19 06:04
RBR Race 2
RBR points after Race 2

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Red Bull:

David Alonso heads Rookies Cup after 2 from 2 in Portimão

David Alonso snatched the double on the line of Race 2 at Portimão after a nine man Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup classic battle. Daniel Holgado, the 15-year-old Spaniard led out of the last corner but the 14-year-old Colombian was perfectly positioned and stole the win out of the slipstream with Àlex Millan, the 16-year-old Spaniard, on their tail in third.

Alonso did most of the leading after taking over from pole man Diogo Moreira after the 16-year-old Brazilian again made a great start and headed the KTM RC 250 R horde on lap one.

Unlike Race 1, Alonso could not break away but looked cool in front while the pack on his heels fought it out with typical Rookies intensity. David Muñoz just missed the podium with 4th ahead of Matteo Bertelle and Ivan Ortolá. Marcos Uriarte was challenging for the podium, slid off on the last lap but remounted to take 9th

Alonso wins the other way

“It was in incredible, I made a very good race. It was different from yesterday because yesterday I won alone and today I won in a fight to the line. That is very positive for me, to win in these two ways.”

“I made a good start, even better than yesterday. Then the same strategy, I tried to make my pace and go alone but the other riders improved, they were stronger than yesterday and I couldn’t get away.”

“I was still pushing the group because I felt strong and I waited for the last laps. Then in the last five laps I tried to push a little bit more but it was impossible so I maintained there. In the last two laps I tried to be in a good position for the last lap.”

“I could do it because on the last lap I was second and that was perfect. I tried to hold second through the lap and at the last corner I prepared and I passed Holgado.”

“I am super super happy because I learned from last year how to manage the last laps, where to overtake and I felt strong with the bike also, it is an amazing feeling. Now we have to keep working hard in Jerez.”

Holgado a great second

“An incredible race for me today. I did a good job yesterday and Friday and today the bike was good, I am happy for it. Yesterday in the last laps I didn’t have such a good feeling with the bike and the other riders were very fast but today I am happy with the race and the second place.”

Millan moves up to the podium

“It was a very fast race, a very difficult race. In the middle of the race the lead group broke away and I was fighting with the other riders, I pushed, push push and in the last two laps I got up to second and third and I finished third. I want to thank my helper and my mechanics, I am very happy and in Jerez we will fight for more.”

“The conditions were more or less the same as yesterday but with less wind. It was a very fast race, we had a hard fight at the front, we were pushing so much and it was difficult to overtake.”

David Muñoz wants more next time

“It was a good but very difficult race. Everyone is very aggressive but that is normal. Fourth position is good but I want more in Jerez.”

Earlier in the day ex Rookies Pedro Acosta and Raul Fernandez won the Moto3 and Moto2 GPs and Acosta is now the clear leader in the Moto3 World Championship after a 2nd and 2 wins from the first 3 races. Ex Rookies pack the first 5 places in the Moto3 points table.

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Sponsored Content: Rizoma STEALTH Aero Mirror

Mon, 2021-04-19 04:56

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New Product:

Rizoma STEALTH Aero Mirror

Rizoma’s new STEALTH mirror is more than meets the eye, providing sportbike riders with a rearward view and the additional benefit of added downforce when riding at speed.

 

A Rizoma STEALTH mirror in the rearward view position. Photo courtesy Rizoma.

 

The STEALTH mirror consists of two parts, both made from billet aluminum: A fixed, curved stalk bolts to the existing mirror mounting location on the motorcycle and to a moveable mirror holder section. In normal riding conditions, the mirror holder is rotated so its convex glass element provides a rearward view, and it is especially effective in a sport riding tuck. In more aggressive riding situations, the mirror holder can be rotated to 25° relative to the ground and the result is 8.8 pounds (4 kg) of downforce at 186 mph (300 kph), according to Rizoma.

 

A Rizoma STEALTH mirror in the downforce position. Photo courtesy Rizoma.

 

The Rizoma STEALTH mirror is currently available anodized in black, silver, and thunder gray for the BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale V2 and V4, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R, and Suzuki GSX-R1000. Suggested retail price is about $478 per set (€399.00) from authorized dealers or directly from Rizoma Srl, Dept. RW, Via Quarto, 30/32/34, Ferno (VA) Italy 21010, +39-033-124-2020, info@rizoma.com , www.rizoma.com.

 

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KTM Secures 10,000 Face Masks For Its Employees

Mon, 2021-04-19 04:13

KTM CONSOLIDATE PIVOTAL SAFETY AGREEMENT WITH MEDIKA AND JFJ CONSULTING AT MOTOGP GRANDE PREMIO 888 DE PORTUGAL

News – April 18th 2021

KTM have aligned with Portuguese prominent healthcare solutions company, Medika MCN Tecnologia Medicinal S.A. and its Austrian-based partner, JFJ Consulting GmbH, for the provision of 10,000 KTM customized FFP2 facemasks and a collaboration to offer the entire KTM AG workforce with best possible protection against COVID-19. The arrangement has been forged to provide the safest working conditions for the company principally based in Mattighofen, Austria.

The KTM AG was responsible for more than 326,000 motorcycles and e-bike sales in 2020; an increase from the figures posted in 2019 during what was a fraught first year adjusting to the limitations of the pandemic. The company was able to supersede expectations thanks to swift and effective business practices to accommodate the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, while ensuring the health and safety standards for the four-thousand strong workforce in Austria remained the highest priority.

KTM AG established a Coronavirus testing center at their factory facility and the unit is now also being used by the residents of Mattighofen and the surrounding areas. KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS staff could count on periodic and diligent testing on-site and particularly before essential national and international travel.

The global appeal and the work carried out by employees of key brands KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS means reassuring sanitary protection such as facemasks and vaccination is a valuable extra boost for both business and day-to-day activities.

Medika MCN Tecnologia Medicinal S.A. is devoted to flexible, forward-thinking and reliable healthcare solutions, often tailored to the exact needs of institution and with a customer-orientated philosophy. They carry out specialized projects of engineering and hospital management with equipment, technology and software of reputed international brands among other services. Together with its authorized Austrian partner, JFJ Consulting GmbH, MEDIKA S.A. is faithfully supporting KTM AG and other state institutions’ health interests in this pandemic situation.

Viktor Sigl, CFO (KTM AG Member of the Board): “KTM are aware of the responsibility towards our employees. With over 4,500 people, over 3,800 in Austria, we are a globally acting company and with the measures taken since the beginning of this pandemic we can look back on a challenging yet very successful financial year. The biggest challenge was – and still is – to minimize the risks arising from the Covid-19 pandemic for employees and at the same time to safeguard production capacities. We want to continue this success story by providing the best possible safety structure to our employees. Therefore we thank MEDIKA S.A. for their support in this way.”

Nuno Andrade, Administrator (MEDIKA MCN TECNOLOGIA MEDICINAL S.A): “We are very proud to support KTM AG with our high quality medical products in these difficult times. The Covid-19 pandemic crisis is challenging for all of us, however, the joint effort of KTM, JFJ Consulting GmbH and MEDIKA are helping to make the KTM work areas as safe as possible. The next step of our cooperation is trying to provide a Covid-19 vaccine to KTM.”

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Profile: MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir, In The April Issue

Sun, 2021-04-18 23:12

Featured In the April 2021 issue of Roadracing World:     

        Reigning MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir came into 2021 bursting for a fight with Marc Marquez, the man whose crown he stole. Last season Mir came out of nowhere to win racing’s biggest prize while his fellow Spaniard languished at home, nursing a broken arm. 

        When Mir wrapped up the 2020 World Championship some people said his success was of little value because Marquez hadn’t been around to defend the title he had won six times in the previous seven years. This is nonsense—there’s rarely been a Grand Prix season in which at least one of the title contenders hasn’t got hurt, because that’s what happens in motorcycle racing…           

            —MotoGP Analysis: Was It A Mir-Age? By Mat Oxley

 

            Joan Mir shocked the racing world last year when he won the MotoGP title in only his second attempt. But he did so in the absence of MotoGP king Marc Marquez, so was his 2020 success a mirage, or can he win again in 2021? Read the insights of MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley on the upcoming Battle Royalethey’re in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

 

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Moto2: World Championship Race Results From Portugal

Sun, 2021-04-18 14:42

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moto2 race
Moto2 Points

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Australian Superbike: Race Report From Wakefield Park

Sun, 2021-04-18 14:36

Maxwell, Herfoss Share Wakefield Park Spoils

Wayne Maxwell and Troy Herfoss have each taken a race victory in the Alpinestars Superbike class at Round 3 of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, at Wakefield Park today.

In the opening race, Maxwell and Herfoss ran nose-to-tail in the top two positions, gradually extending their lead over third-placed Mike Jones. However, the race was cut short after 13 laps when a nasty crash for Brendan McIntyre at turn one necessitated a red flag stoppage.

Maxwell and Herfoss were both left disappointed by the race’s premature conclusion.

“It’s not ideal, obviously with people crashing and yellow flags makes its difficult,” Maxwell said.

“But it was another great battle between Troy and I on different bikes, with different tyre brands.”

“I was disappointed by the fact we had to stop racing, when for us the race hadn’t essentially started yet,” Herfoss said.

“I could tell Wayne was in a groove there and I felt like it could have been anyone’s race. We were going really fast at the start, which was a bit scary.”

In Race 2, Mike Jones led initially, but was soon overtaken by Maxwell into the final corner. Herfoss slipped back to third off the line and spent the first two thirds of the race behind Jones, before finally passing the DesmoSport Ducati rider on the exit of turn two.

With just a handful of laps remaining, the stage was set for an epic chase between the long-time rivals. Herfoss was able to close down the margin and launched a successful attack on Maxwell at turn eight on the final lap, much to the delight of the Goulburn crowd.

With Maxwell having announced his retirement at the end of the 2021 season, Herfoss basked in the thrill of their final on-track battle at the Wakefield Park circuit.

“I always believed that in a fight to the end I could win it, but there were a few laps there, after I passed Mike, where I was struggling with grip and thought I would have to settle for second,” Herfoss said.

“I was really strong over the top of the track, Wayne was really strong in the last section. When I passed him, I was right on the inside line because he was so strong into the last turn.

“It’s a bit sad to think it’s our last battle around Wakefield – I want to say a big congratulations to Wayne because since 2014, we’ve gone toe-to-toe around here.”

Jones was again third in Race 2 ahead of Cru Halliday and Glenn Allerton.

The Superbikes next head to Hidden Valley, Darwin, for Round 4 on 18-20 June alongside the Repco Supercars Championship.

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Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Nate Minster

Sun, 2021-04-18 11:25

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.

 

Nate Minster. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

 

Nate Minster

Age: 18.

Current home: Oak Grove, Minnesota.

Current height/weight: 6’0”/145 pounds.

Current school grade level: 12th.

Began riding at age: 4 years.

First road race: 2014, CCS, Blackhawk Farms, Rookies Cup, 2nd place.

Current racebike: Yamaha YZF-R6.

Current tuner/mechanic: TSE Racing.

Primary race series: MotoAmerica Supersport.

Top sponsors: TSE Racing, Öhlins, Shoei, Killebrew Rootbeer, AC&P, Larsons Cycle.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, placed 7th in MotoAmerica Supersport Championship (4 top-5 finishes); 2019 season, won 5 CCS Midwest Regional Championships.

2021 racing goal: Win MotoAmerica Supersport races.

Racing career goal: Get picked up by a factory team.

Racing hero: Nicky Hayden.

Favorite track: Road America.

Favorite hobby: Playing ice hockey.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Playing ice hockey.

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Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup: Race One Results From Portugal

Sat, 2021-04-17 22:11
RBR Race 1

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Red Bull:

David Alonso blitzes opening Rookies Cup round in Portimão

David Alonso brilliantly broke free of an intense lead battle to dominate the opening round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Portimão. The chasing pack of six blasted across the line together with pole man Diogo Moreira getting the verdict over Marcos Uriarte and Daniel Holgado.

A week ahead of his 15th birthday, Colombian Alonso had qualified fifth and while 16-year-old Brazil Moreira made a perfect getaway to lead he was hounded into the first corner. Alonso grabbed the lead going onto lap 2 chased by 15-year-old Spaniard David Muñoz.

Iván Ortolá and Àlex Millan completed the lead group of six with Uriarte working hard to catch them after a poor start. Alonso made the convincing break at half distance and the pack slowed each other with desperate infighting all the way to the finish.

Alonso was perfect

“An incredible win because before the race I tried to make this plan to escape from the group and run alone all race and finally I could do it,” explained Alonso who had a single victory from his debut season last year in Aragón. “I think I rode well and I also had a lot of fun. At the beginning we had some fights, I did well in the fight so tomorrow if we have to fight again we are strong.”

“I made a good start and tried to take first as soon as possible, I couldn’t get away so I had to try again and then I could make it.”

“The bike was very good, only for tomorrow, depending on the wind we might change the gearing but the setting of the bike is perfect I really liked it. Today there was a lot of wind but I ran near the wall on the straight where there was less wind.”

Moreira with a great ride from pole

“I feel very good, it is my first race in the Red Bull Rookies Cup and my first podium,” enthused Moreira. “I am very happy for this and say thanks to my team and my family. I thought I could win and for sure tomorrow I will try again.

“It was difficult because the wind was very strong and we had very hard battles with the other riders.”

Uriarte not thrilled with 3rd

“I started badly and I had to push to the limit to close the gap with the lead group. When I arrived I had destroyed the tyre. But I am happy because I managed very well the last laps and got third position. It’s good for the championship.”

“The next race I can win but I need to improve my start. I raced with a different transmission (gearing) a little bit longer and for the start the first is a little bit long and a lot of riders overtook me. Depending on the wind for tomorrow, we might change. The wind was against me today so the bike didn’t get all the speed.”

Holgado fought all the way

“I am happy, I did a good race and I had made a good job yesterday with the set-up of the bike. I am glad for that and tomorrow I have another opportunity. Tomorrow I will try to race with David (Alonso) and go with him.”

Broadcast

This weekend’s Rookies Cup races can be seen live on www.redbull.tv and on TV stations around the world.

Race 2 is on Sunday at 16:00, the show starts 10 minutes before the race.

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Australian Superbike: Maxwell On Pole Position At Wakefield Park

Sat, 2021-04-17 21:58

Maxwell Seals Wakefield Park Pole

Wayne Maxwell has secured the Elite Roads Pole Position Award for Round 3 of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, with another scorching lap around Wakefield Park Raceway in this afternoon’s qualifying session.

Maxwell’s supremacy at the top of the timesheets was tested by Troy Herfoss, the form rider at Wakefield Park in recent times, but in the end Maxwell recorded a 56.920 lap, virtually matching the 56.916 he achieved during practice yesterday.

Herfoss ended the session 0.021s adrift in second position while Mike Jones was a further 0.4s back in third.

Maxwell said the tyre and bike combination were well-suited to the track conditions.

“It’s a massive credit to Boost Mobile Racing With K-Tech – we’ve worked really hard on the back of the success we had at Winton,” Maxwell said.

“Sometimes it’s not down to the rider so much as the tyre, and whether it suits the conditions or not. I know tyres are going to be a massive challenge for us tomorrow, but we’ve put in a fair bit of work and we know we’re up to the challenge.”

Glenn Allerton was unable to match the 56-second time he achieved in practice yesterday and was only able to qualify seventh; instead, it was Allerton’s team-mate Lachlan Epis who led the BMW brigade, qualifying an impressive fourth ahead of Cru Halliday and Bryan Staring.

Oli Bayliss, Josh Waters and Arthur Sissis completed the top 10.

Tomorrow’s Alpinestars Superbike action consists of a pair of 20-lap races, at 11:30am and 3:10pm.

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Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Sam Lochoff

Sat, 2021-04-17 10:30

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.

 

Sam Lochoff on the MotoAmerica Junior Cup podium in 2020. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

 

Sam Lochoff

Age: 18.

Current home: Boca Raton, Florida.

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

Current school grade level: Graduated High School

Began riding at age: 14 years.

First road race: 2016, Killarney Short Circuit, Cape Town, South Africa, NSF 100, 2nd.

Current racebike: Suzuki GSX-R600.

Current tuner/mechanic: Barry McMahan.

Primary race series: MotoAmerica Supersport.

Sponsors: M4 Performance Exhaust, ECSTAR, Suzuki, Arai, RST, Hotbodies, Shorai, Vortex, EK Chains, Venhill, SportbikeTrackGear.com, Hagerty, TechSpec.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, placed 3rd in MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (13 podiums in 18 races), won 8 FMRRA races; 2019 season, placed 14th in MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship (1 podium finish, missed nine of 17 races due to injury); 2018 season, awarded highest sporting achievement in South Africa – Protea Colors and Green Blazer, competed in FIM Supersport 300 World Championship (best race finish was 18th); 2017 season, won 390cc and 150cc Western Cape Regional Championships (22 wins total).

2021 racing goal: Be competitive in MotoAmerica Supersport.

Racing career goal: To succeed in whatever I do.

Racing hero: None.

Favorite track: Red Bull Ring.

Favorite hobbies: Rock climbing, working out, and cycling.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: An actor or entrepreneur.

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