NAME: James Alderson
LIVES: Esh Winning, County Durham
RIDES: Polini GP6 4.2 Junior and Polini GP5 in Junior C and Production in Scottish Championship and Junior Production in the British Championship
FAVOURITE RIDER: John McGuinness, Steve Hislop, Phil Read and Ian Hutchinson
FAVOURITE FOOD: Chinese
LIKES: Playing football and rugby, cycling, fishing and helping Dad with bike maintenance.
“James’ passion for bikes is an inspiration, I try to give him as much support and help as I can to make his dream a reality. Looking at the season ahead, we know it’s going to be a challenge but it’s sure to be an enjoyable one.”
STEPHEN ALDERSON, James’ dad
JAMES started riding minimotos at the age of seven through the Bikewise Mini Bike Club where he is still a member. This ignited his passion for motorcycles and he now lives, breathes and dreams bikes, spending most weekends practising his technique.
For 2013 James will contend both the Scottish and British Championship once again aboard his DMR prepared machines.
James finished the 2012 season with solid results under his belt. In the Scottish Minimoto Championship He finished second in the Junior C class, second in the Lightweight Production class and fifth in the Open class, having only competed in two races. In the FAB-Racing British Minimoto championship James finished sixth in the Junior Production class.
In 2011 he tackled the Scottish Championship for a second season, riding in the Junior C and Featherweight Production classes. Scoring numerous podiums he ended the season in third and second places respectively.
He also took part in a number of Winter Endurance races with McIntosh Mini Bikes, giving him valuable experience of being part of a team.
In 2010 he made his Scottish Championship debut, finishing the year fourth in the Junior A class and being named Best Newcomer. It was a strong year for the youngster, and by the end of the season he was running up at the front.