TRIUMPH CONCLUDES SEARCH FOR 2013 YOUNG GUNS FINALISTS

 

Triumph Young Guns

Triumph Young Guns

Triumph Motorcycles has announced the ten finalists of its 2013 Young Guns initiative, which aims to develop aspiring racing talent in the UK. Over the next six months, the ten riders will undergo intensive mentoring and assessment sessions, culminating in the overall winner benefiting from a factory-supported place within the respected Triumph Triple Challenge series in 2014.

The ten Triumph Young Guns for 2013 are:

Name Age Current Championship     Location
Max Alexander 16 BEMSEE Junior Cup                  Glasgow (Stirling)
Thomas Booth Amos 17 British Supermoto Championship Newport (Shrops)
Tom Carne 18 British Motostar Championship Rossendale (Lancs)
Luke Harris 16 BEMSEE Minitwins Gillingham (Kent)
Jake Mason 17 CRMC 125cc Post Classic Leicester (Leics)
Alex Platt 19  Thundersport Minitwins    Lincoln (Lincs)
Grant Robertson 20 BEMSEE Minitwins Fleet (Hants)
Matthew Shillings 17 Thundersport GB Howden (E.Yorks)
Carl Stevens 17 BEMSEE Junior Cup                  Biggin Hill (Kent)
Lee Wainwright 18   Thundersport Minitwins    Newark (Notts)

 

Guy Masters, general manager of Triumph UK, said: “The Young Guns initiative received a great response this year and we were impressed by both the high calibre of the riders and the quality of their submitted applications. The judging panel faced a tough job to whittle the entries down and select the ten Triumph Young Guns for 2013.”

As part of the selection process and mentoring, a number of tailored training sessions will take place over the year, focusing on issues such as personal fitness, racecraft and bike set up. The scheme will culminate in October, when three chosen finalists will go ‘head-to-head’ on the track on identical Triumph 675 Daytonas. The overall winner of Triumph Young Guns 2013 will be chosen based on a combination of their conduct over the year and their performance during the final.

Last year’s Young Guns winner, Tom Oliver, is currently performing well in the 2013 Triumph Triple Challenge. In addition, the 2011 winner, Chrissy Rouse, leads the championship after three rounds at Brands Hatch, Thruxton and Oulton Park.

Guy Masters added: “The idea behind Young Guns is to recognise and develop aspiring UK racing talent and we’re delighted to see a number of our previous Young Guns intake doing well in the Triple Challenge.  This year’s intake looks equally promising and we are looking forward to seeing how they develop over the next few months.”

To follow the progress of the Triumph Young Guns, go to http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/triumph-world/young-guns

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