I’ve always loved two wheels and I can’t remember a time when my life didn’t revolve around motorcycles. My Dad used to race bikes at a lower level and it’s a passion that he shared with me and my twin brother Alex, who also races.
My parents bought me my first bike at a very young age and I started racing motocross at eight years old. I loved it from the very first moment and that has never changed, I’m still totally passionate about what I do and grateful at how fortunate I am to be doing this as my job.
It’s in my nature to be the very best I can be, regardless of the other riders around me and I’m confident that the attitude of believing in myself and enjoying what I do will help me to gain even more success than I’ve enjoyed already. Being crowned the 2013 World Supersport Champion was, without doubt, my biggest achievement so far but I’m ready to push for more and that’s why entering MotoGP is an important step for me.
Having spent part of my early career in the Aprilia Superteen Championship, 2017 is very much a homecoming season as I make my MotoGP debut with the same manufacturer. I face a steep learning curve on this year’s move to the Aprilia Racing MotoGP team as I need to adapt to a new machine, team and championship, but I know I can do it and achieve my goals.
I’ve done a lot of work on physical and mental training, with support from my management team and I’ve set myself some realistic benchmarks and milestones to ensure that I focus on this year as an opportunity to further improve my race craft and learn what it takes to win a second world title in 2018 and beyond!
|Date of Birth||14 September 1990|
|Hobbies||Golf, training, motocross, going to the cinema and having fun!|
|2016||5th, Moto2 World Championship|
|2015||4th, Moto2 World Championship|
|2014||Moto2 World Championship debut|
|2013||World Supersport Champion – 6 race wins from 11 podium finishes|
|2012||3rd World Supersport – 2 race wins|
|2011||World Supersport Championship – 6 podium finishes|
|2010||British Supersport Championship – 3 pole positions, 5 race wins|
|2009||British Supersport Cup Champion – 9 wins from 11 starts|
|2008||European Superstock 600 Championship debut|
|2007||British Supersport Championship debut|
|2006||6th, British 125GP Championship|
|2004||4th, GP125 MRO Championship|
|2003||6th, Aprilia Superteen Championship|
|2002||4th, JRA Championship|