A taste for racing at age 8
My first race meet was on a “Dreambike” 39cc pocket bike. I was pretty confident going into the race but also a bit nervous but as soon as I got going it didnt matter, I ended up 2nd in my first race and I couldn’t be happier.
The years to come after this first race were awesome. I started to pick up sponsors making it easier to race on the weekends. We were lucky enough to be introduced to former GP rider Victor Soussan by one of Dads friends Karl Thole in 2006. Victor has been a great mentor for me, and has opened a lot of doors and introduced me to a lot of people in the racing scene. Around that time I started to drop my lap times more and more and began getting more confident and competitive on the bike. By the end of 08′ people started to notice me a bit more and I got a completely sponsored ride in MiniMoto stepping up to the 50cc Elite class Stamas machine and also picking up big sponsors like Monza Imports, AGV and Dainese.
Time to get serious
2013 has been a big year for me. Knowing that I had a competetive enough bike for me to do well on, we arrived at the Hartwell round 1 Road race series and i took out p1 for the weekend also having my first race win on the Metrakit.
A few weeks later dad and I headed to Winton race way for Pirelli Road Race series Round 1 with Jacob Street’s RMUGP8. Having to learn a new track was something but also having to learn a new bike was even harder. After one days practice we came back in the morning ready to race, after a lot of hard fought battles with some tough competition I came in to the pits to find out I had broken the junior 80cc lap record by 3 seconds, opening doors for me and new sponsors keen to jump aboard!
After securing a podium place at the MRRDA second round at Winton raceway in May 2013. Dad and I decided it was time to graduate from the Metrakit XL80 and step up to a much faster Yamaha TZ125.
HOME TOWN: Emerald Victoria
SCHOOL: Emerald Secondary College
BIKE NUMBER: 58
BIKES RIDEN: Suzuki JR50, 39cc Polini Replica, DM 40cc Malossi Elite, Stamas 4.2 Minimoto, Stamas 50cc Elite Minimoto, Kawasaki KLX140, Metrakit XL80, RMUGP8 85cc,Yamaha TZ125, Yamaha YZFR6
HOBBIES: Gym, Road cycling, Electronics, Graphics and drawing
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Blue
FAVOURITE FOOD: Chicken
SPORTING HEROS: Valentino Rossi, Marco Simocelli, Dani Pederosa, Arthur Sissis and Jack miller
AMBITIONS: To race as a professional in WSBK and MotoGP
SPONSORS: Race Center, YRD, Yamaha, Signpro, NZI Helmets, Cassons, Dainese, Big Knobs Crash Sliders, SpeedAngle Australia, Mototrack Accessories, Screens for bikes, MOTOV8, and Mum and Dad