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Luke Shelley motorcycle racer  

PROFILE

Name: Luke Shelley
Nickname: Shelley
D.O.B: 25/02/1992
Hometown: Tamworth
Height: 5'11
Weight: 70kgs
Bike: 2014 Triumph Daytona 675R
First Race: 2005 Whilton Mill
First Win: Beccles, Minimoto GP
Best Racing Moment: Winning at Donnington Park in a British Superbike Support Championship
Favourite Circuit: Brands Hatch GP
Most Respected Rider: Casey Stoner
Ambition: To win a national championship.
Hobbies: Mountain Biking, Cycling, Any form of racing
Likes: Speed & Podiums
Dislikes: Crashing
Helmet: Shark Helmets
Leathers: J-Ride Janman Leathers

Luke Shelley British Superbike rider
   

History

I was introduced to Minimotos by my father who was a Blata Dealer, he took me to a local minimoto club ‘Menimotos’ After about 10 minutes of watching i was hooked and wanted to ride. I wanted to do it so much my father went straight back to build me a bike for the following week, I ended blowing up his Chinese replica within the first session. As I loved the bike racing so much my father went and bought me a genuine Blata race bike which i practiced on for a few months at Priory Park and Fradley and meet some great friendly people there. Then i entered my first race at Whilton Mill in 2005.

My first race meeting at Whilton Mill, Mid-season of the Southern Winter Championships. It was a totally different ball game for me, i was used to track days and couldn’t get used to going flat out from the flag drop. I soon realized i would have to push myself a lot harder to even become slightly competitive in the minimoto racing scene.

In 2006, I entered the Southern Championship in the Air-cooled A class and finished 5th in the Championship racing the likes of Gino Rea, Danny Kent and Alex Olsen. Over the winter i joined the British Winter Championship and Stretton Championship and raced in the Aircooled and Production class, they were both hard championships I finished 1st, 2nd, 2nd and 3rd over all the classes and championships a very successful winter.

In 2007 I finally got what i had been dreaming about, Trevor and Ben Mair offered me a team ride for Havoc Racing. I competed in the Birtish Championships as a Team Havoc rider in the Production and Aircooled Championships. I was able to achieve many race wins, and managed to win two main UK championship as well as taking 2nd and 3rd in the Production Class.

2008, I decided to stay in the same class but to try and improve on my Production Class overall position. I managed to do so by taking 24 wins out of the 33 avaiable. I gained both British Championship titles in 2008 which was an incredible feeling.

In 2009 I set my sights on the National Pocket Bike Series. I entered into the Super and Production classes. I had already bagged both National Championships with a round to go, I also claimed over four lap records. Many thanks go to Trevor and Havoc Racing for all their support in 2008/9.

2010 I received an offer from a new race team RacingMinimotos.com to race in the British Championships for the 3rd season. I was undefeated in the Production class claiming 24 race wins and 8 pole positions, I also dominated the Supers clas with 8 pole positions and 23 race wins. That was record for one single season to go along with my 6 lap records i claimed throughout the year.

2011 I left minimotos behind and went an bought a 2001 Yamaha R6 600c track bike to start my big bike career. I just got myself out there on track days to learn the cicuits and race craft.

2012 I took the big step to race in the Thundersport GB championship after only having a handful of track days for practice. In March i bought a stock 2007 CBR600RR to race on. I had a mixed year of result gaining many podiums but also had some big lows of a broken wrist and fractured pelvis, but still managed to get 5th overall in the championship.

2013 I had my first shot at British Championship Level on the big bike. It was a great eye opener for me. We came away with many podium fisnihes and even got a race win at Donnington Park, highlight of my career to date.

2014  I entered the Pirelli National Superstock Championships. What a eye opener that was competing against the best riders in the UK ages 16-25. There were four British Champions and over 16 race winners in the class. I had a very tough year with my best result being 18th. We swapped bikes mid season which made it tough but we were getting back to pace come the last round.

 
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