WILD AT HEART
FOLLOWING MY DREAMS
Ryan's an 11 year old from Melksham Wiltshire who races a Metrakit GP50/70 , He started riding a mini moto at M4 Karting in the Scott Redding Academy on the 18th May 2014.
Ryan has loved motorbikes even before he could walk , since starting on a mini moto he has shown true passion and dedication to the sport he has had no help or coaching from other riders its all his own hard work and determination .
Ryan started his 1st year racing with FAB Racing on the 27th March 2015 competing in the Rookies 10mm class where he was 4th in the championship but on the last round in October he raced his 14mm in the pro group losing a place and ended up 5th at the end of the racing season. Ryan choose to swap groups as he felt confident and was fast enough to race in a big group .
Ryan was picked to race in the Mini GP at Silverstone Moto GP weekend at the end of August 2015 , it was his 1st time on a 14mm , he qualified 2nd on the grid ,and came 2nd on all 4 races and also put in the fastest lap of the weekend.
Ryan practises at M4 karting and Swindon Karting both are indoor tracks , Ryan also practises at Kinsham Raceway in wales as much as we can.
Ryan was picked to race for the BSB Moto Rapido Ducati Racing team for 2017 which Ryan was over the moon with and his dream come true , we met Iain who runs their BSB team , he came to the last round at Mallory park to meet us and watch Ryan race , Ryan finished the First race in 2nd place on his 14 mm , Iain was the 1st to congratulate Ryan which made Ryan's day and us to see them taking an interest . Ryan also had another podium for 3rd place on his un-restricted bike and 3rd overall for the weekend.
Ryan is looking forward to this season and will give it his all again and hope to push himself even further as there are so many kids racing and we do ours on a budget as a lot of our local companies are not interested in bikes or supporting us but for the ones that do and our friends and family thank you for the support we couldn't do it with out you , we all appreciate it.
2018 Race Season
Ryan will be racing in the water cooled Elite class on his GRC ZZ3 this year which will be his last on the mini moto , Ryan is also racing his Metrakit GP50 bike for Moto Rapido Ducati Racing , they asked if Ryan would be their rider again which he jumped at the chance , and they are monitoring his progress which is amazing and great they are taking an interest in him.
Ryan also went to Spain in March for winter testing , we like to get him to ride different bikes so he doesn't get used to one type and he has really amazed us by jumping on Jodie Fieldhouse's CRF 150 and riding it with confidence , he also rode a kx65 , 10mm and 14mm mini moto and also rode Charlie Nesbitt's pit bike indoors at M4 Karting a few times . Ryan is confident riding any bike and is really smooth when he does which is great .