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Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Sport
Motorcycle Racing
Club
British Talent Club and British Superbike Motostar Standard Class
Category
Competes
Date of Birth
2005
Place of Birth
Glasgow

ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

Jack Hart is 13 years old and his passion is motorbike racing.  Beginning as a spectator whilst very young Jack watched MotoGP, World Superbike and British Superbike races while counting
down the time until he could start racing himself.  His racing career began at 7 years old on Minimoto’s.  Within his first two years, Jack managed to get numerous podiums and learned the techniques required to run at the front of races and compete for wins.

In 2014, he  stepped up to compete in the British Mini Bike (BMB) Championship where he won races and finished on the podium at most races, he fought to win the championship right up to the last round where he finished 2nd overall. For 2015 he once again competed in the BMB Championship but also took part in the UK Minimoto Championship where he once again competed for the championship victory with numerous wins and podiums eventually finishing with two 3rd positions overall.

Turning 12 in 2016, Jack knew he would be able to step up onto big bike racing and competed in both the BMB and UK Minimoto Championship again, however, despite missing rounds I had eleven race wins with sixty podiums and finished in 2nd overall in the UK Championship. Jack’s Minimoto highlight of the year was when he took part in around of the Cool FAB Racing championship for the first time, at this round all the best riders from each championship were there and young Jack took pole position in both his classes finishing with two race wins and three 2nd positions.  July 2016 Jack stepped up to racing a full-sized bike, Aprilia RS 125. He sat his test for my SACU race license the weekend after his 12th birthday becoming their youngest member and competed in his first race at Knockhill the same day. Within the next two rounds he managed his first podium position, again at Knockhill, where he finished in 3rd position. At
the final round of the Scottish Championship in September at East Fortune, my fourth round only six weeks after first riding the bike, he had his first race win. In October he took part in the final round of the North East Championship and I took 3 race wins.

Due to only being able to start halfway through the season Jack was not in contention for a Championship placing, however, was awarded the Niall MacKenzie Novice Rider of the Year by the Melville Motor Club at their annual presentation in February 2017.

Determined to have a great 2017, Jack dominated the Knockhill F125 Championship winning it with one round to spare and also won both the Melville Open and Club Championships. Over the course of the Scottish Championships Jack had 13 race wins and 32 podiums out of 36 races.  He competed in the European Talent Cup where the level of competition was amazing, Jack tried his best and had a few good results but it was very difficult. It was a fantastic experience though getting to ride on some of the best tracks in Europe like ValeBikencia learned so much.  Jack was selected to participate in the 2018 British Talent Cup which was a fantastic achievement being picked as 1 of only 23 of the best riders in the UK. Furthermore he also attended the Red Bull Rookies Selection Event that was an amazing achievement to even get to try.  Jack’s aim is to reach the top of motorcycle racing which I know I will need lots of help and support to achieve. Jack is being supported in my racing by my family, but also being mentored by Scottish rider John McPhee, who rides in the Moto3 class of the MotoGP and gives jack great advice both on and off the track.

This coming year Jack will be competing in the newly formed British Talent Cup on a Honda NSF 250 R, this championship is selection only and jack has been picked as one of twenty three riders out of  ll the rider in the UK with the view to try and get young British rider to MotoGP. Jack believes this is where he will be able to learn, show his skills and see what he can achieve.  Jack will also be competing in the British Superbike Motostar Standard Class which includes racing on some of the UK’s most iconic tracks like Donington and Brands Hatch. This Championship has been the breeding grounds for most of Scotland,the UK’s and the World’s best motorcycle racers.

Achievements
2017 Road Racing
 Knockhill F125 Champion
 Melville F125 Open and Club Champion
 Jim Carling Best Scottish Youth
 European Talent Cup Participant
 British Talent Cup 2018 Selectee
 Red Bull Rookies Selection Event
 17 race wins
 32 Podiums
2016 Road Racing
 Niall Mackenzie Novice Rider of the Year
 5 race wins
 12 Podiums
2016 Minimoto Racing
 2nd Position UK Minimoto Championship
 11 race wins
 63 Podiums
2015 Minimoto Racing
 3rd Position UK Minimoto Championship

 

Blogs

1
Jack’s Journey British Talent Cup – Races 9 &10 Assen BSB
15th November 2018

I was excited to be heading to Assen for the penultimate round of the British Talent Cup.  I had never been there before so had spent some time watching videos to try to learn as much about the track before we headed out. Friday Practice…

3
Jack’s Journey
13th November 2018

As this round of the British Talent Cup was racing along with the MotoGP at Silverstone I was really looking forward to it.  Silverstone is another track that I’d never been to but I hoped that I would learn it quick and it would suit…

Jacks Blog – British Talent Cup – Races 5 & 6 Snetterton BSB
28th August 2018

Jacks Blog – British Talent Cup – Races 5 & 6 Snetterton BSB   As I had done so well at the last round of the British Talent Cup at Donington I was really looking forward to round 3 at Snetterton.  This was the first…

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