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James Haydon - 2006 Rider Profile

2006 Rider Profiles
James Haydon

One of the hardest and most aggressive riders in motorcycle racing, James has experience at WSB and MotoGP level on his side. A proven winner, at 31-years-of-age the Buckingham born ace now lives in Andorra and is hungrier than anyone else to win races.

The Facts;

  • Residence: Andorra
  • Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire
  • Nationality: British
  • Date of Birth: 02/11/1974
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Weight: 74kg - 12.5st
  • Hobbies: Motocros, Enduro, Scuba Diving, Playing the guitar, Reading, Music & Anything Fun
  • Car: VW Golf r32
  • Fav. Food: Rare Steak
  • Career Highlights;

    2005 - 11th British Superbike Championship;

    Joining Rizla Suzuki as a wild-card rider for two early rounds and then permanently from round seven onwards, James's scored his first career pole position in Superbikes at the final round at Brands Hatch and followed that up with a season best third place podium finish.

    2004: 8th British Superbike Championship - Virgin Mobile Yamaha;

    Came in as replacement rider and only competed in eight rounds. Finished top Yamaha in the Championship. One win, one second place and multiple top five finishes (the only Yamaha rider to get on the podium for 2 years). 25th World Moto G.P. Championship - Team Roberts. Only Races in three races. Best result 12th Qatar G.P.

    2003: Wold Superbike Championship - Foggy Petronas Racing;

    Struggled on an uncompetative and hopelessly unreliable motorcycle. Was injured several times (once badly - missing 4 races) due to machine failure(s). Best result was 7th in Japan.

    2002: World Superbike Championship - Foggy Petronas Racing;

    Should have been a dream deal but the team failed to homoogate the bikes in time to go racing. On top of this I could not race on another bike due to contact problems. The hardest year of my life.

    2001: 4th British Superbike Championship - Team Virgin Mobile Yamaha;

    Top 4 cylinder machine, one lap record and 16 podiumd. Only needed to finish 8th or above in the final race of the season to secure third in Championship. Was lying second with seven laps to go and the engine blew... so I ended up fourth again!

    2000: 4th British Superbike Championship - Team Red Bull Ducati;

    5 wins, a lap record and multiple podiums. Was leading the championship before I sustained a nasty neck injury, (whilst a pasenger in a serious car accident) which effected my riding capabilities.

  • 1999: 5th British Superbike Championship - Team Clarion Suzuki. Four race wins (the only rider to win more than once on a 4 cylinder machine), two outright lap records and many podiums.
  • 1998: 8th British Superbike Championship - Team Sony Suzuki. 1st Silverstone and numerous podiums throughout the year.
  • 1997: 25th World Superbike Championship - Team Gio.Ca Moto. Was lying 14th in the championship before they parted company due to staff & budget problems. Best Result 9th
  • 1996: 20th 500cc World Championship - Team W.C.M. Best result 9th French G.P.
  • 1995: 24th 500cc World Championship - Harris Grand Prix Team. regular top privateer best result 10th in Spanish G.P.
  • 1994: Selected rounds of British Superbike Championship - 1st Snetterton. Selected rounds of British 250cc Championship - 1st Brands Hatch & Donington + debut 250cc Grand Prix finishing 17th.
  • 1993: 2nd British 250cc Championship - Team Great Britain (three wins). Wild card entry into British 500cc Grand Prix. Finished 11th & became youngest ever British points scorer (18 years-of-age)
  • 1992: 6th British 250cc Championship - Team Great Britain
  • 1991: 8th British 125cc Championship - Team Cotoni (one pole). 9th Superteens Championship - Team Cotoni (two wins)
  • 1990: 2nd 125cc Ministock Clubmans Championship
  • 1986-1990: Schoolboy motocross