Rider Biography

michael

Mike has always been into motor’s, his passion being Motorcycles. He has ridden Motorcycles since a child, and honed his skills riding a 50cc dirt bike over family fields as a child. He then progressed to a bigger bike, entering a couple of Moto X events, but road racing has always been his passion.



In 2010, Mike entered an X Factor style competition, the prize being a racer for RSR Racing. Mike made it through to the final 10 out of 100+ applicants, and was invited to take part in a track day riding one of the teams bikes. Mike made it to 1st reserve rider, narrowly missing out on a team place for good. However, his chance came early in 2010, when the teams rider dropped out of a race at Mallory Park, giving Mike his chance to compete for the first time.

Mike finished his first race in 17th place on board the teams Honda CBR600 race bike, but beating the teams usual rider in the process. This gave Mike the opportunity to race for RSR for the rest of the season after his impressive first outing, but Mike needed a more competitive package.

After a few discussions, Mike decided to create TeamMTR, with the help of friends, family and sponsors, and entered the remaining season’s racing on board their Yamaha R6.

For 2011, the team bought a Kawasaki ZX6R, and were competitive from the off. Mike finished the season in 3rd position in the 600cc Newcomers Championship, with numerous race wins and podium finishes.

2012, Mike ran with the Kawasaki again, competing in the Formula 600cc Championship, and finished a creditable 4th Position in the Championship, after suffering a massive mid season crash which dented the championship hopes. Mike rounded the season off with double race win at the final round, after coming back from a nasty injury, to put himself and the team in a good position for the 2013 season.

Mike started the 2013 season with a win and second place at Brands Hatch, followed up by two 5th place finishes at Donnington Park and two top 5 finishes at Snetterton, also making his TV debut at these events. However, a number of breakdowns, crashes and higher entry fee’s, TeamMTR had to pull out of the championship due to high running cost’s, while sat in 3rd position in the Championship. Mike ended up finishing 13th position in the Championship, after missing 8 rounds of the season.

For 2014, Mike bought a Triumph Daytona 675, and competed in the EMRA 600cc Supersport and Superstock Championship, gaining some impressive results throughout the season. This proved Mike still had the pace, and with no crashes and breakdowns, Mike secured 3rd position in both the 600cc Championships.

2015 saw Mike move back up into the ThunderpsortGB paddock, again riding the Daytona throughout the season. Some good results, including 6 podium finishes, were also marred with a couple of high speed crashes. Although carrying some small injuries from these crashes, Mike and the team competed at every round, and finished the season in a creditable 6th overall, while also gaining some impressive TV coverage.

Mike stayed in the ThunderpsortGB paddock for 2016, but this time on board a Kawasaki ZX10r, racing in the ThundersportGB GP1 Sportsman Championship. Mike had a great start to the season, and gained 6 podiums out of 6 races, and also gaining his first race win in the 1000cc class. Unfortunately, monetary problems struck again, and the budget fell short of what was predicted for the season.

  • D.o.B - 25/3/1989
  • Hometown - Evesham, Worcs.
  • Number - 64
  • Race Debut - March 2010
  • Favourite Track - Cadwell Park
  • Favourite Racer - Valentino Rossi
  • Highest Championship Position - 3rd EMRA Newcomers